Take the Time to Learn to Love Yourself

Learning to live in harmony with other people can sometimes be a challenging concept. The ability to compromise and be patient will get you far when it comes to this, but what is required of us when we consider how to be in harmony with ourselves? Learning to love and accept the person you are, flaws and all, will enable you to be at peace with yourself. This will quickly lead to good things in other areas of your life as you’ll radiate confidence and better understand the things you want.

The concept of learning to love yourself is often referred to as bonding with yourself and it is an incredibly powerful tool for self-healing. Before the process of learning to love yourself can begin it is important that you are willing to take responsibility for all of your actions and feelings. If you don’t know why you are doing something, or why you are feeling something, then how can you possibly aim to understand it? When you have an emotion, this is your inner-self making you aware of your genuine response to a situation. It is important to pay attention to these emotions and not to let other people make you feel they are less valid.

The next stage of this process is to approach each day with the willingness to learn new things about yourself and the world around you. Knowledge is infinite and being open to developing your beliefs and opinions is essential to self-progression. Allow and encourage others to challenge you and in turn you will inspire them to do the same for themselves. It’s important to remember that this doesn’t mean you have to be wrong or right about everything – it’s about being open to new possibilities.

You’ll find that once you’ve opened yourself up in the ways previously mentioned, that you’ll feel better equipped to accept the things that you previously thought of as flaws. If there are things that you want to change about yourself, or your life, then it is fully within your power to do so. So often we allow ourselves to become unhappy in circumstances that we have created ourselves. The key is to find practical and fulfilling solutions to these problems instead of internalising them as unhappy emotions. Take positive actions instead of allowing these problems to persist. With these positive actions will come self-affirmation and a stronger belief in your own capabilities.

The final stage of learning to love yourself is simply to always take the time to evaluate why you have done something and how you feel about it. If you find that you don’t feel good about something, or you don’t think it was a positive action, then find ways to remedy it!


23 Comments Add yours

  1. Emy Will says:

    Excellent piece! Thank you.

  2. I have roommates so this is at times a challenge for me 🙂

  3. teamgkb says:

    Reblogged this on Paleo and commented:
    I struggle with ME, I know I need to change.. however I always have a BUT

  4. arranbhansal says:

    Reblogged this on Confessions of a published author and commented:
    Really worth reading this!

  5. Reblogged this on Veen'sManifesto and commented:
    Feelin’ my self

  6. #Amen – Loved this!

  7. Pratibha says:

    True. How hard it is to love oneself. Once this is mastered, all else falls in place.

  8. Awesome bit of logic that we have to remind ourselves of daily. Harmony with one’s self is the key to peace! Love it:)

  9. makupsy says:

    Great post. Like Whitney Houston sang, “Learning to love yourself, is the greatest love of all.” 🙂

  10. Thank you. Going through this process right now!

  11. Reblogged this on KowalskiKarma and commented:
    Stay positive and be genuine. I couldn’t have said it better myself!

  12. goldentorchmagazine says:

    Reblogged this on .

  13. Lauren says:

    Great advice and food for thought!

  14. I think we all have more compassion and forgiveness for others than we do ourselves. But if we were perfect, would anyone really want to be around us? 😉

  15. Reblogged this on Jessica Alexandersson and commented:
    A lovely piece of advice!

  16. kindkerry says:

    You’re such a beautiful and amazing person Julie. We need more people like you in the world who’s paying it forward with motivation rather than money. Stay true, thank YOU! 🙂

  17. Love your post and your blog, especially the “About me” part – love your philosophy!

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