As quoted from Psychology Today, Deborah Khoshaba, Psy.D writes, “Self-love is an appreciation for oneself that grows from actions that support physical, psychological and spiritual growth. Self-love is dynamic; it grows with our mature actions.” He explains the deep influence of self-love, stating, “When we act in a way that expands self-love within us, we begin to get much better at the weaknesses and strengths that we have.
Self-love helps empower people to spend their lives focused on their goals, priorities, living a better life, thinking positively and getting rid of the negativity of life. Self-love is very important in many areas of your life. It affects how high you set your goals, how you allow others to treat you, and how you react to difficult situations. Self-love affects how you treat your body, how you manage stress, and your ability to live consistently with your positive values. So here are small things you can do every day to practice loving yourself in a positive way:
Loving Yourself in the Field of Daily Life
Loving yourself in the field of social health
Social health is the ability to connect with others and develop positive relationships. To practice self-love in your social life, do the following:
- Hang out with someone who is positive, inspiring, and builds yourself into a better person.
- Maintaining friendship or maintaining family ties with family, friends, relatives, and the wider community.
- No matter how busy your activities are, always make time for your partner, family, friends and the closest people in your life.
Self-love in the area of emotional health
Emotional health is the ability to cope with life’s challenges. As quoted from the Journal of California State University, “The ability to acknowledge and share feelings of anger, fear, grief or stress, hope, love, joy and happiness in a productive way” contributes to improving emotional health. To practice loving yourself, do the following:
- If you are not satisfied with your life, admit it to yourself, and write your plan of action to create change.
- Spend at least 10 minutes today being calm and more relaxed.
- Forgive yourself. You have to admit that you’re not right before you can love yourself. Forgive others too, realizing that nothing is right in this world.
- Get rid of excessive fear, anxiety, anxiety and worry.
- Take it and use your free time to refresh yourself.
- Find the donations you need to make arrangements for counseling or therapy if you are struggling emotionally. Or talk about emotional problems within you with your partner, family or people closest to you in your life.
- Write down your activities for the day. This will help you set aside time and be able to divide (schedule) each day to spend time on your priorities and minimize wasted time.
- Always think positive and be optimistic.
- Turn away from attitudes that tend to get you into trouble.
- Say no to negative things that interest you.
- Laugh and smile with the people in your life every day.
- Praise (rewards) for the positive results you get and forgive yourself (and make changes) when failure comes to you.
Loving yourself in the field of spiritual health
The University of California describes spiritual health as loving yourself in your spiritual life, taking these actions “the ability to build peace and harmony in our lives.”:
- Realize that you are His creatures so pray and worship according to your beliefs.
- Increasing your faith means minimizing your bad deeds.
- Always make time for prayer or meditation.
- Look for opportunities to grow in one of the challenges in your life.
- Practice always be grateful.
Loving yourself in terms of environmental health
Caring for yourself in terms of environmental health means acknowledging your responsibility to create a positive impact on the environment around you. For self-love and environmental health practices, try these tips:
- Practice not buying what you don’t need.
- Keeping the environment around you becomes a healthier, orderly, clean, safe and secure environment.
Loving yourself in terms of occupational health
Occupational health involves getting fulfillment from your job. To practice self love in your work life, take these steps:
- Learn about your strengths.
- Find your passion and passion.
- Always scheduling work is a good start.
- Write down your major career goals.
- Take one small step every day towards the career of your dreams.
- Always maintain a good relationship with co-workers.
Loving yourself in terms of intellectual health
When you are intellectually good, you are constantly expanding your knowledge as a lifelong learner. To practice intellectual self-love, try these actions:
- Always curious and keep learning
- Don’t forget to read certain books or media to increase your knowledge.
- Read 1 page of the book that interests you today.
- Always learning the unknown.
- Sign up for a new class through community education or your local college. There is no such thing as being late for learning.
- Take small steps out of your comfort zone every day.
Loving yourself in terms of physical health
Optimal physical health can be achieved if you have a healthy quality of life. To practice self-love and improve physical health, try these actions:
- Appreciate the amazing things your body can do instead of focusing on what you consider your “weaknesses.”
- Schedule regular health checks with your doctor.
- Take 15-30 minutes of physical exercise every day.
- Maintain an eating pattern by consuming healthy and balanced meals.
- enough rest
- Avoid bad habits such as smoking, staying up late, stress, consuming drugs and alcohol.
- Nourish your body with healthy choices.
- Establish a nighttime routine to get a healthy quality of sleep.
- Set aside time each day to work towards making your big dreams come true.
- Do something you love every day.
- Schedule a massage or relaxation message.
- List something you are grateful for each day.
When you start working on small actions, you will begin to gain and appreciate yourself more. When you truly love yourself and love life, it has a tremendous impact on your life and in the lives of those around you.