💖💖💖 Self love, also known as self compassion,
is the ability to treat yourself with understanding and kindness and become aware of your emotions and reactions. 🧠
Self-love means treating yourself like you would treat your best friend. We wouldn’t judge or talk down to our best friend so let’s not do it to ourselves. 👩🏽❤️💋👩🏼
We listen with empathy and understanding to a best friend and are quick to remind them that mistakes are normal.🤷🏼♀️
We naturally validate their emotions, and don’t make them feel worse.💖
Self-love, or self compassion, activates the self soothing system in the prefrontal cortex, producing feelings of security, attachment and safety. 🤗
This deactivates the brain’ threat system, and decreases levels of the stress hormone cortisol. 🤯
Studies show that practising self-love builds resilience in the face of difficulty. It also increases physical, mental and emotional health.
From self-love comes healing, growth and peace.￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼🌞
But what does self Love actually mean in a practical sense? Here are some ideas… ➡️
1. Positive self talk
2. Prioritising yourself
3. Letting go of self-judgement￼￼￼￼
4. Trusting yourself
5. Embracing your inner Child
6. Setting healthy boundaries
7. Forgiving yourself￼￼￼￼
8. Creating sustainable healthy habits.
How are you going to love yourself today?