I’m feeling full of love and gratitude today with everything and everyone I have in my life. Whilst I feel abundantly lucky to have all I do, that has defiantly been a result of me showing more love and kindness to myself.

When you love yourself for who you are and fill yourself up with kindness and gratitude you make way for so much more love and abundance to come into your life. You mirror to others how you want to be treated and what you’re worthy of.

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So today I want to share with you my top 7 tips for practicing self love and cultivating a kinder relationship with yourself.

7 tips for self love

Honour and accept where you are now.

Perhaps you are not where you wish to be in life at this moment in time, perhaps you’re struggling to see your body from a place of love. So start with accepting and honouring where you are now. Wishing you were somewhere else is a waste of time and energy, be grateful for all you are and all you do have in this moment, don’t focus on what you don’t have.

Let go of the ‘shoulds’ and listen to your body

Connect to what she is saying to you and work with her. If she’s hungry feed her, if she’s tired rest or grab an early night. Don’t allow yourself to become caught up in what you think you should be doing, thinking or feeling- listen to what your body is telling you.

Don’t compare yourself to others

You are uniquely and beautifully you and don’t need to be anyone else or where anyone else is. Remember, another women’s beauty is not the absence of your own and that just because she is having great success does not mean that you won’t.  Focus your energy on building the best version of yourself – you do you girl.

Celebrate your successes

All of them. Every tiny win in your life deserves congratulations and celebration so take it. Show yourself appreciation, give yourself a high five – celebrate your successes as you would a friends- with pride, admiration and joy. You’re dam awesome girl and what you’re achieving is too.

Speak to yourself as if you were your best friend.

On that note, talk to yourself and treat yourself just as you would your best friend. Think about the people you love and what you think about them, the respect, time, love and appreciation you give them. You are supposed to be one of those people for yourself, so mirror that. Don’t say anything to yourself you wouldn’t say to someone you love.

Find your tribe

Surround yourself with people who build you up. People who are rooting for you and your success. People who inspire you to be the best you can be and who show you unconditional love, support, encouragement and loyalty. You don’t need negative in your love, including people.

Do what you love

Make time to do the things you really love in life. Whether that be reading, riding a bike, listening to cheesy 90’s tunes (hey there Shania Twain!) or just hanging out with your girlfriends. Allow this time for yourself without any other agenda or reason than because you love it, fill your life with joy and watch yourself flourish.

How do you practice self love beautiful? Share your tips below in the comments, I love hearing from you!

As always,

Hugs

Sam xx

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