5 Ways To Practise Self-Love

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Everyone is talking about self-love and you probably heard “You can’t love another person until you love yourself first” many times. If someone asked you if you love yourself I am sure you would say of course. But do we really love ourselves enough?!

Practising self-love can be challenging for many of us, especially in times when we face serious challenges. How many times you were beating yourself up with cruel self-talk and tormenting yourself with thoughts like “I’m not good enough”, “I don’t deserve it” or “This is really not for me” or set yourself up for failure with unrealistic expectations? I am definitely guilty of this. I have extremely high standards for myself which very often lead to burn out and disappointment.

One of the resolutions I made this year was to learn to be kinder to myself. It’s not about being self-absorbed or narcissistic, it’s about getting in touch with yourselves, your well-being and your happiness. I believe practising self-love can help us push through our limiting beliefs and live a life that truly shines.

In the beginning of this year I made a list of different activities which helps me to practise self-love. I still time from time catch myself giving myself a hard time about something. There is an inner critic inside of me trying to keep me small and safe but I am fighting him and I am definitely much kinder to myself and I definitely feel happier. So I decided to share my list with you.

1. Star your day with a positive thought 

I start each day by telling myself something really positive. Maybe how lovely I look today or how well I handled a challenging situation. Anything that makes me smile.

2. Stop comparing yourself to others 

I am probably not alone here, all of us probably unconsciously compare our lives and achievements to others, especially now when social media allows us to see more into other people’s lives and no one ever posts when they are having a bad day. Instead I am thinking about the things I can be grateful for. Also there is no one on this planet like us so we can’t fairly compare yourself to someone else.

3. Step outside of your comfort zone and try something new

The feeling I get when I realise I have done something I have never done before is incredible. Starting my business is challenging journey which constantly pushes me out of my comfort zone. Most of the time it’s scary but the feeling you get after achieving a positive result is all worth it.

I also love to play with my style, trying new trends, silhouettes or colours always guarantees me I feel excited and happy about myself.

4. Find time to appreciate little things in your life 

I always feel there is not enough hours for everything but it is so important to slow down and appreciate little things around you. Short walk in a park, enjoying the sunshine or having your favourite dessert in a beautiful surroundings do wonders.

5. Celebrate your wins no matter how big or small they are 

Too often we forget that it’s all about a journey not a destination. Acknowledging and celebrating small achievements can bring so much happiness in life. I used to wait for other people to be proud of my achievements. Now I pat myself on the back and tell myself how proud I should feel about what I have achieved. And most importantly don’t forget to reward yourself, treat yourself to a nice meal, glass of champagne, new lipstick or new pairs of shoes. We deserved it!

I would like to finish my post with a quote I came up recently which I really love “You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.” — Buddha

Photos by Jasmina Haskovic

Let me know in the comments below how do you practise self-love.

Thank you so much for reading!

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  • Laura
    June 15, 2017

    Love this post and love your shoes even more!

  • Rhian Westbury
    June 15, 2017

    I have a personal list containing things I love about myself and my life and when I’m feeling a bit down I take a read and realize how awesome things are x

  • Carla
    June 15, 2017

    I think trying to not compare ourselves to others is probably the hardest thing to do when it comes to loving ourselves. Enjoying the little things in life is probably the easier thing to do though we just need to allow ourselves to take a step back

  • Alan Herbert
    June 15, 2017

    It’s not something I currently do, but I really should start.

    Love the photos so bright and colourful.

  • Joanna
    June 15, 2017

    I definitely don’t do enough of these things. I’m always comparing myself to others for example and definitely need to get out of my comfort zone more often.

  • Kate - five little stars
    June 15, 2017

    I always start my day with a positive thought since my lovely friend bought me some YesMum cards as a gift. How nice is that. I must be kinder on myself though. Thanks for the motivation. Kate x

  • Rachel George, Ordinary Hopes
    June 15, 2017

    I love all the cake photos. Looking after myself is always easier with cake! I love the colours in your photos too.

  • Suzy Mccullough
    June 15, 2017

    I’m with Alan. I don’t think I’ve ever even given it a second thought. I’m not sure it would improve me but I will certainly take your tips on board. I love your outfit

  • Lauretta at Home and Horizon
    June 16, 2017

    Oh, I love that quote too. This is a good read. We all need to start with ourselves. Love yourself first so you can give love that’s genuine and lasting.

  • Tots2travel
    June 17, 2017

    I agree with savouring the little things. Even a cup of coffee is a treat.

  • Emma Lofthouse-Burch
    June 17, 2017

    I think self love is really important and you have some great tips. I love your shoes xx

  • Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    June 17, 2017

    Completely agree with all of your points! Just wish I followed all of them! 🙁

  • Ana De- Jesus
    June 18, 2017

    Self Love is something I struggle with but is something that I am working on. I like the sound of starting with a positive thought every morning x

  • Stephanie
    June 19, 2017

    I love this post, I am rubbish at self love though but great tips. However I LOVE this outfit, it looks so nice together.

  • Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs
    June 20, 2017

    Fab advice there! Since we had a huge scare after my husband nearly lost his life through heart failure, we, as a family, appreciate all the little things in life. It certainly put things in to perspective for me and I do make more of a conscious effort to be more positive 🙂

  • Jessica
    June 20, 2017

    Comparing myself is a weakness of mine for sure. I try hard not to do it and I see that it isn’t a way to practice self love. Thanks for this encouragement to stop doing it.

  • Kara
    June 20, 2017

    Absolutley love your outfit and that looks like a wonderful cafe to sit and watch the world go by

  • Gingey Bites
    June 20, 2017

    Tea and cake always make me feel better. There are some great tips in here and they are all things I ought to do for myself too. Thank you for inspiring me to feel better about myself! 🙂

  • Stephanie Merry
    June 20, 2017

    Love this post! I’m a big advocate of self-love at the moment x

  • Sarah Bailey
    June 20, 2017

    These are some great ways to practice self love, I think starting the day on a positive note can really help and make for a better day.

  • Sarah Bailey
    June 20, 2017

    These are some great ways to practice self love, I think starting the day on a positive note can really help and make for a better day.

  • Samantha Bye
    June 20, 2017

    Self love is the hardest thing in the world when you’re facing challenges in your life, but it’s such an important thing to try and practice every day! Thanks for the tips!

  • Melanie
    June 20, 2017

    Love this post – great tips! Start your day with a positive thought and appreciating the little things are great tips 🙂 x

  • Amy
    June 21, 2017

    These are some good tips. Self love is very important and its certainly a way to boost confidence.

  • hannah
    June 21, 2017

    I think it’s really important to stop comparing yourself to others. I’ve found whenever you do that you are bound to fail from the start, because someone else always has something you want

  • Deborah Nicholas
    June 21, 2017

    I love these tips and find that spending a little time treating myself is a huge boost for me!

  • Yaya
    June 21, 2017

    Self love is definitely about the little things for me. That hour to read a book, a good walk to clear my head, or anything else that makes me smile. x

  • Jenni
    June 21, 2017

    Comparing myself to others os my biggest downfall. And thinking I need to change my apperance – my weight. I’m overweight but in proportion. I would like my tummy to be toned but I keep trying to tell myself that I look ok and I don’t need to change for anyone but myself.

  • Lilinha
    June 21, 2017

    I believe it is very important to appreciate what we have, spend time with our loved ones! 🙂

  • Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes
    June 22, 2017

    Some really fab tips on practising self love! It’s so important to be positive and love yourself 🙂

  • Sophie's Nursery
    June 22, 2017

    Such beautiful photos 🙂 Some great tips thank you xx

  • MELANIE EDJOURIAN
    June 22, 2017

    It is really important to appreciate what we have. Many don’t do that until they have lost something important to them.

  • kerry norris
    June 23, 2017

    Gorgeous outfit and pics. Great tips on self love. I need to do all of these more often x

  • Baby Isabella
    June 23, 2017

    Comparison is the thief of joy. And my mummy tries not to do it too often. Celebrating small achievements always helps boost her mood x great tips

  • Tamsin
    June 23, 2017

    The second point you made is something I struggle with. I often find myself thinking I’m not good enough and comparing myself to others.

  • Ali
    June 23, 2017

    Yes to starting the day feeling positive, I’ve had to do a lot of soul searching and that was something which really helped

  • Candice Nikeia
    June 24, 2017

    I love these tips so much! You are so right about not comparing ourselves to others! It’s one of the keys to growth!

  • Fashion and Style polIce
    July 14, 2017

    I am loving your tips and your outfit here. That bag is gorgeous.

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