Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,672,636 members, 6,285,232 topics. Date: Wednesday, 12 May 2021 at 07:11 AM

5 Easy Ways To Practice Self-love - Family - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Family / 5 Easy Ways To Practice Self-love (14876 Views)

5 Benefits Of Having Self-love / "Do People Practice Open Marriage In Nigeria?" - Lady / Money Marriage Practice In Cross River State Where Girls Are Sold To Elderly Men (2) (3) (4)

(1) (2) (3) (Reply) (Go Down)

5 Easy Ways To Practice Self-love by binarymachine(m): 9:53am On May 02
Have u ever wished that instead of all the stress of trying to fit in and playing out other people’s scripts, you could just be yourself, love yourself and enjoy yourself as you are? Do you know that with a good sense of self worth and adequate self-love, you can drastically change several other areas of your life for the better? Probably, after so many years of anger, resentment and rejection of self, you don’t quite know if you could ever love and accept yourself. Whatever the case, we all can get to that point where we become whole again and begin to exploit fully our innate abilities thus feeling super special and unique.

Far from the selfish, proud and inconsiderate disposition many people display to depict Self-love, self-love means and implies traits that are quite noble and kind. In truth, without the adequate practice of self-love any other expression of affection towards others will have a level of defective features. How can we employ effectively the tools of self-love? There is something seriously wrong if we can’t come to terms with our person. Our normal functioning and effectiveness cannot go on smoothly if we bear reservations about self.

To escape this awful state of affairs, it is necessary that we reconfigure our minds and learn to love ourselves irrespective of our perceived defects and limitations. So we can all get to the point where we harbor no hatred for ourselves and begin to realise and value our worth, we need to develop strong self-love. There are some things we should keep in mind when having doubts about self. Let’s look at some of them below.

1. Accepting Who You Are:
For starters, you won’t be able to like talk less of love something or someone who you have not accepted for what or who he or she is. If we are yet to fully realize who we are and equally accept that that is who we are, it becomes very hard for us to love ourselves.

It is true that most of us are imperfect and highly flawed. As such, rather than dispose ourselves. Hating a part of our body, our complexion, our features and other things about ourselves is not the way to go. Once we can move past this hurdle of accepting ourselves, we are fast on our way to becoming great.

2. Discovering Your Potentials:
Being able to decipher what our capabilities are, the things we can comfortably do, and what prospect we hold makes us more fond of ourselves. It is very important that we understand that every human has areas of expertise. We have activities and abilities that come very easy with us. Knowing these and exploring these potential creates a sense of self worth in us. This feeling gives us inner joy and peace and builds our self-love.

3. Recognize Your Worth:
There are some of us that wrongly think that we are on earth as a company for others. That we are not very significant in the scheme of things. That who we are, want and can do not matter. However, the truth is that everyone matters. We all have peculiar individual purposes in life. We are not by-products but valuable assets. Our feelings, goals and desires are valid. With this in mind, we will be more likely to do things that are beneficial to our beings.

4. Realising We Are Not The Only Ones:
There is nothing new under the sun. There have existed from time immemorial people who have had similar defects and limitations like we feel we have. Guess what? Some people have even had worse. What is it you feel is not adequate in your life whether physical or otherwise? Check out, you will find countless people who have been in same or even worse situation than that.

Even at the moment, if you survey your immediate environment, you can point out several people that have worse challenges than you do. So you are not alone in this struggle. The universe and everyone else are not conspiring against you. You are simply experiencing a accumulation of negative energies.

However, knowing this should make you halt the struggle since you are not fighting any demons or competing with anyone. All your conflict is with self, which is inherently not a problem but your ideology makes it so.

5. Knowing You have people Aspiring To Be Like You:
This might be a little surprising but the truth is this, there are so many people wishing they could be like you. Yeah, that is a fact. There so many people around you admiring your life and longing to be just like you. Though this may not be apparent to you, we all posses those qualities and features that others desire. No human is created without a particular set of blessings and endowments. In as much as we engage in so much negative review of self, we can equally celebrate the blessings we have.

Therefore, before we become too critical of our making and nature, it is good we remember that we are other people’s wishes. From the foregoing, we can see that there are ways of getting out to the web of low self worth and opinion and plunge into the freedom that self-love affords us. We don’t have to wander in pity and low energy. Nothing is inherently bad about our being. With a simple shift of perspective and concentration, we can fully revel and relish the spectacular creature that we are.
Source: https://flipmemes.com/2021/04/20/5-easy-ways-to-practice-self-love/

22 Likes 8 Shares

Re: 5 Easy Ways To Practice Self-love by Bewiseedet(m): 10:01am On May 02
So true.

4 Likes

Re: 5 Easy Ways To Practice Self-love by Franzinni: 10:01am On May 02
Bros

Ever since I became self aware ... I started to fall in love with myself jeje... All the energy people spend trying to force another person to love them .. I used to be like that, until one day it clicked and I began to treat myself like a king, after all I am the most valuable item in my possession.

74 Likes 4 Shares

Re: 5 Easy Ways To Practice Self-love by chatinent(m): 10:21am On May 02
Nice piece.
Re: 5 Easy Ways To Practice Self-love by design104: 2:17pm On May 02
cool
Self love is tight

4 Likes

Re: 5 Easy Ways To Practice Self-love by blinking001(m): 2:17pm On May 02
Hmmmm
Re: 5 Easy Ways To Practice Self-love by nautybride: 2:17pm On May 02
I love myself but it has been termed selfishness.


bukatyne:


Well self-love is different from being selfish.

If you consistently get feedback that you are selfish, maybe you are.

Re-evaluate yourself and change if required.



Same as above.

I am not selfish for I know what self love means, but when some people cannot manipulate one because you know and understand yourself, they tend to term it something else that suits them.

9 Likes

Re: 5 Easy Ways To Practice Self-love by Lemmy123(m): 2:17pm On May 02
I sort of began to see myself in a different light, away from the usual low self esteemed fellow waiting for instructions or believing that other people are superior to me...
I used to follow girls around and wished they accepted me proposal until I discovered its not worth it and that these girls are not better than I am, I'm probably even better in the real sense of it but inferiority complex wouldn't let me see that...
I braced myself, got back up, dusted my shoulders and kept my head up high, treated myself the best I could, I go out when I have some money to throw around, have myself a good treat, eat the things I only fantasized about.. I refused to be judgmental and hard on myself and I'm enjoying what it means to put yourself first...

52 Likes 4 Shares

Re: 5 Easy Ways To Practice Self-love by tunary(m): 2:18pm On May 02
hmmm
Re: 5 Easy Ways To Practice Self-love by Yungmil: 2:19pm On May 02
already on front page?

so fast

self love
Re: 5 Easy Ways To Practice Self-love by AllenSpencer: 2:19pm On May 02
Masturbation not on the list

4 Likes

Re: 5 Easy Ways To Practice Self-love by PerseDew(f): 2:22pm On May 02
So true

1 Like

Re: 5 Easy Ways To Practice Self-love by incogni2o: 2:23pm On May 02
Self love is dangerous.

Its fake Love.

It's selfish.

In lowliness of heart, Let each esteem others higher than themselves

1 Like

Re: 5 Easy Ways To Practice Self-love by Candycrushy(f): 2:24pm On May 02
Thanks for this topic op
Re: 5 Easy Ways To Practice Self-love by OneKinGuy(m): 2:27pm On May 02
j
Re: 5 Easy Ways To Practice Self-love by favour32(m): 2:28pm On May 02
You go tire... humans na social animals.
Re: 5 Easy Ways To Practice Self-love by vincentjk(m): 2:28pm On May 02
Buy good clothes
Improve your English
Build a better body either by going to the gym or working out
Once in a while use 3-5k and go to a nice restaurant alone, chop better chop with confirm meat and drink

This is what I do, you only live once.

44 Likes 4 Shares

Re: 5 Easy Ways To Practice Self-love by Babzeelog: 2:28pm On May 02
how does it feels for someone to not love his/her self.. can't love myself less abef

2 Likes

Re: 5 Easy Ways To Practice Self-love by officialfestus(m): 2:30pm On May 02
Re: 5 Easy Ways To Practice Self-love by Shile981(m): 2:31pm On May 02
incogni2o:
Self love is dangerous.

Its fake Love.

It's selfish.

In lowliness of heart, Let each esteem others higher than themselves
.
You misunderstood the post, the main reason you quoted that part of the scripture.

3 Likes

Re: 5 Easy Ways To Practice Self-love by DDDEnterprises: 2:31pm On May 02
Jmarjr:

pm me i need data
I've sent a mail to you.

But you could just WhatsApp or call that number on my signature to make things easier.
Re: 5 Easy Ways To Practice Self-love by Shile981(m): 2:31pm On May 02
Good write up
Re: 5 Easy Ways To Practice Self-love by jrupa(m): 2:31pm On May 02
Study God's word and meditate on it.

2 Likes

Re: 5 Easy Ways To Practice Self-love by bukky1994: 2:32pm On May 02
Lemmy123:
I sort of began to see myself in a different light, away from the usual low self esteemed fellow waiting for instructions or believing that other people are superior to me...
I used to follow girls around and wished they accepted me proposal until I discovered its not worth it and that these girls are not better than I am, I'm probably even better in the real sense of it but inferiority complex wouldn't let me see that...
I braced myself, got back up, dusted my shoulders and kept my head up high, treated myself the best I could, I go out when I have some money to throw around, have myself a good treat, eat the things I only fantasized about.. I refused to be judgmental and hard on myself and I'm enjoying what it means to put yourself first...
yeah bro same here that is nice it is just about self development and enjoyment

5 Likes

Re: 5 Easy Ways To Practice Self-love by bukky1994: 2:33pm On May 02
AllenSpencer:
Masturbation not on the list
why should it be on d list or r u a fan of it?
Re: 5 Easy Ways To Practice Self-love by streetzdreamz(m): 2:34pm On May 02
It's a terrible thing to live by the standards and opinion of others,i recently went through an ordeal where I let someone else's opinion define me,after battling self-loathing for years,never really saw the need to stop and appreciate myself,always seemed impossible.Now it's a quest I must achieve,thank you for posting this piece.

15 Likes 1 Share

(1) (2) (3) (Reply)

Should A Husband And Wife Operate A Joint Account? / Celebrating Birthdays For February 29th Born Family Member? / What Are Your Thoughts On Kids Using Make-up?

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2021 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 109
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.