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Self-love is often thought of as being over-indulgent when in actual fact it is one of the most important things that you can do. As Oscar Wilde once said, “to love one’s self is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”
Not knowing what to do is what people often find off-putting, so here is a list of some simple steps you can take to start your journey of self-love.
Nurture your body.
Give your body what it loves and make it thrive; take the time to prepare a meal full of superfoods or start the day with an acai bowl – not only is eating healthy good for your body it is good for your mindset too. It is also important that we keep our bodies feeling energised by doing things that make us feel great in our own skin, that could be doing a yoga video, going for a walk, or a faster-paced hiit workout, thanks to the internet the list of choices is endless!
Gratitude journal.
This is an excellent way to train your mind to be more positive and it is super easy to do! Simply spend 5-10 minutes every evening writing down 5 things that you are grateful for, it’s a lovely way to end the day and it’s nice to read over on days when we may need a boost.
Date yourself.
Solo-dating is all about doing something special for you, give yourself all the love and attention you might normally give to others. This can be anything from grabbing a coffee to going away on your own for the weekend, which sounds quite daunting at first but is actually very empowering!
Have fun.
Do things you enjoy; painting, writing, dancing, singing, whatever it is make time for it! These are all great ways to express yourself and just be you – there are also no right ways to be creative so don’t be critical, allow yourself to be free, and be kind to yourself.

Poem by ― Charlie Chaplin

Self-love may not happen straight away so be patient and take comfort in the fact that you have made the first step to being a better you.
“As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody if I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT”.

As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today I call it “MATURITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance, I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm. Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”.

As I began to love myself I quit stealing my own time, and I stopped designing huge projects for the future. Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm. Today I call it “SIMPLICITY”.

As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF”.

As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is “MODESTY”.

As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worrying about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where everything is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT”.

As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick. But as I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART”.

We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today I know “THAT IS LIFE”!”

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