Learn to love you: the incredible, amazing human being that you are. It is time to stop the negative self-talk and negative thinking. It is time to treat yourself with the same love and respect that you give others. Today, start learning to love YOU!
We become what we think about. Positive, loving thoughts will bring positive loving things into your life. When we go through a divorce or through other life changes, it is easy to go to a very “dark” place. It happens little by little and then one day, it seems that there is no joy or happiness in your life. If you are willing to change your thoughts, you can change your life.
Learning to love yourself is a miracle cure. How many times a day do you treat yourself without love? Do any of the following resonate with you?
We have negative thoughts.
We feel we are unlovable.
We live our life in fear.
We compare ourselves to others.
We settle for less – in relationships, salaries.
We criticize ourselves.
Make the decision today to start loving yourself. Do something special for yourself today. Maybe it is taking the time for a long bath, reading a favorite book, calling a dear friend, or maybe it is just relaxing on the couch.
Learn to Love You Exercises:
1. This exercise is from Louise Hay. After my divorce, I did this on a daily basis. Look in the mirror at your eyes and repeat the following, saying your name, “I love and accept you exactly as you are”. You may find it difficult at first and your voice may sound insincere. Keep doing this every day, until you believe it.
2. Repeat other affirmations throughout the day.
3. Picture your heart surrounded by pink light and extend that light out into the world.
You can change and find happiness and joy once again.
Which of the exercises worked for you?