As I began to write my blog this week, it had come to my attention that some people aren’t able to look in the mirror and say “I love you”.
I wrote a blog many years ago about this topic and it was picked up by I Am Enough Magazine.
I know in 1974 when I was 19 years old and in my first personal growth class, they gave all of us this assignment, to go home and look in the mirror and say, “I love you” as often as we could each day.
When I first began doing this, I couldn’t look in the mirror without crying as I was saying “I love you” to myself.
So many years later, this subject is still one of importance to address.
Being successful at things in our work, our relationships and in the quiet of our own thoughts and heart, begins with loving yourself.
I suggest you give this exercise a try. When I first began doing this, as I said I cried each time. It was awhile later when I was able to look in the mirror and say “I love you” without crying.
It’s not simply this exercise though is it that will help you love yourself? This is a beginning.
Taking care of yourself physically, emotionally and spiritually are the keys to really loving yourself. Pay attention to what your self-talk is saying.
As I’ve talked about before in other blogs, physical movement is very important to get the good feeling endorphins moving throughout your body. Whether you go to a health club or gym regularly or you consistently get outside and walk, jog, bike, or do yoga, physical movement will shift your vibrations to a higher level.
If you remember the Emotional Scale I share often in my blogs, the more you’re consciously living on the left side of the scale, where your vibrations are higher, the better you feel and the more you will be attracting the people and situations into your life.
I’ll include the Emotional Scale again at the bottom of this article so you can print it and keep in places to remind you to pay attention to what you’re feeling and hence what you’re thinking.
As you continue to take responsibility for yourself and your life, you will love yourself so much more.
Take time each morning to read something uplifting. Even if it’s simply an inspirational quote you receive each day in a text or an email you’ve signed up for. Take time to meditate, even if it’s only 5-10 minutes listening to an ocean waves app, or flute music. Anything that will help you to feel relaxed and let go of stress. Take deep breaths often.
Write each day in a gratitude journal. As I’ve spoken about many times, appreciation is the doorway to move your vibrations higher on this scale and live more often on the left side every day.
As you take time to write down things you appreciate or simply look around you and find things you appreciate, I guarantee you will begin to feel better and your love of yourself will greatly increase.
Take time to thank God and your angels often. Surround yourself with uplifting, positive people. The more you’re around the opposite people, the harder it will be for you to live on the left side of the Emotional Scale.
One of my former coaches said, “Go where you’re celebrated, not where you’re tolerated”. I often remember this powerful bit of advice.
You’ll find more joy than you ever knew existed. The lightness and peace you will begin to feel certainly will help you to love yourself, don’t you agree?
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With love and blessings,