You would think that it would be the most normal thing in the world to act lovingly towards ourselves. After all, most of us have no difficulty acting lovingly towards others.
Granted, the way in which we express our love towards others will be different for all of us, however, the bottom line is that we most of us find it far easier and more natural to share our love with others.
Why is this? Why is it so difficult to put yourself first?
In this post, I will share 5 effective steps to practice self-love.
Your default response to the people in your life will determine your ability to practice self-love
Many of us are not even consciously aware that we do not act lovingly towards ourselves. In fact, it is not something that we even think about.
How often do you ask yourself how am I feeling?
I’m guessing not very often.
Yet, how often will you think of a friend or family member and say to yourself, “I must check in with so and so to see how they’re doing”?
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“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
OMG! Your hair looks so good.
That was the start of my Monday morning this week.
No, I hadn’t perfected my twist out; I had noticed one of my colleagues rocking her hair in it’s natural state with mini twists.
I’ve worked with her for almost six years and the entire time she’s always worn weave or hair extensions.
When I started working with her, my hair was natural but I always wore my hair straight. Two years years ago however, I stopped straightening my hair and began wearing it in its natural curly state.
As long as I’ve worked with her, my colleague has always commented on my hair and we’re always complementing each other on our outfit choice for the day.
She would always say that she’d love to “go natural” but that her African hair was “too hard and kinky”. I would always encourage her and say that was just what she had been conditioned to think.
Anyway, back to Monday morning.
I asked my colleague what inspired her choice … Read more