Self Love is mistaken for all kinds of other things, but it's just really loving yourself unconditionally, in the face of challenges and success. I use this little exercise to help me re-find my self-love:
- Think about the first time you held your baby sister or the moment you looked your partner and realized they were it. Zoom in on the day you met your fur baby for the first time or a moment filled with pure friendship.
- Close your eyes, fill yourself with that emotion and notice the love radiating out from you, towards that other person. Notice that this sensation is infinite; you will never run out.
- Now, turn this energy around. Point that love back at your own heart. Let love pour over all of you, especially the parts of yourself you want to “improve,” or “fix.” Just like you would say to newborn, say to yourself “I love you exactly the way you are, and you don’t have to change a thing.”
If you found this exercise difficult, or totally ridiculous, let’s talk about it. Reach out here.