How to Start Your Own Personal Self Love Journey

How to start your own personal self love journey.

Have you ever heard about self love? You know, the kind of love that only comes when you love yourself? The kind of love that gives you self-respect and self-confidence? The kind of love that you can only find by loving yourself?

Do you want to be successful in life? Do you want to feel the best you can possibly be and bring happiness and joy into your life?

Then you need to start loving yourself. In this blog, I am going to teach you how to start loving yourself, so you can live a happy, healthy and fulfilling life.

What is Self-Love?

What is Self Love?

Self-love is defined as an unconditional love for yourself. 

Self love is a powerful and beautiful force, but it can be hard to master. If you’ve ever felt that you’re too selfish, or that you don’t deserve to be happy, then you’re not alone.

Self love is something we all need to practice and develop. It’s what makes us better people and it’s what brings success and joy to our lives.

Self love is not about being fake, or trying to impress others. It’s about being yourself, being honest and true to yourself, and respecting yourself and your emotions.

Per an earlier blog I wrote entitled, “100 Things to Love About Yourself,”, “Self-love is one of the most essential things you can do for yourself.

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When you love yourself, you take care of yourself in a way that enhances your mind, body, and spirit. You become more upbeat and productive, and your goals are easier to achieve.”

Why is the Journey to Self Love So Important?

Why is self love important and what is self-actualization?

Self-love is an integral part of self-actualization. Self-actualization is the highest level of personal development and a major component of true self-love.

By accepting yourself, you can overcome any obstacles that stand in your way. You can succeed, no matter how much opposition you face.

Self-Actualization

Self-actualization is the process of becoming more than what you already are. You go through this process when you accept and love yourself.

Self-actualization means living your life fully and freely without limitations.

Finding Your Inner Power

Finding your inner power begins your self love journey. Most people do not understand the importance of self-love.

They tend to think of self-love as selfish and narcissistic.

But self-love is a beautiful thing. If you have self-love you can do anything in life. This is your ‘inner power.’

So what does that mean?

It means that you are capable of creating whatever it is that you want.

It also means that you can achieve success and reach any level you want.

You are able to do whatever you want and succeed.

Self-love is very important, and I am going to help you start your self love journey.

You can do it. Let’s begin.

What are the Steps to Start a Self Love Journey?

What are the steps to start my self-love journey?

By finding your authentic self, you’ll finally be free to live your life on your own terms. You shall be able to love and accept yourself. You’ll finally be at peace in your mind. Let’s take a look at the five initial steps to start your journey.

Step 1) Accept Yourself the Way You Are Now

The first step to start to truly love yourself is to accept yourself the way you are. This may sound silly, but you can’t love someone else if you can’t accept and love yourself first.

This may sound like a paradox, but it is really simple. If you can’t accept yourself, then you won’t be able to accept others.

You must accept yourself before you can love yourself. And please don’t apologize for being being your authentic self and realize the things you’re grateful for.

Step 2) Stop Caring About Other People’s Opinions

Stop caring what other people think. We should never compare ourselves to others.

There’s nothing wrong with caring somewhat about what other people think. After all, we’re human beings. However, the problem arises when our actions and choices are influenced by the opinions of others, or when we let others control us because we want to be accepted by them.

People often feel pressured by others, especially from their family, to conform to societal norms and expectations. They also feel pressure from external sources such as their bosses, colleagues, and friends.

Consequently, they feel ashamed of their true self, or they don’t express who they really are. They give up their true identity to fit into an identity that they believe is more socially acceptable.

The key point is that you should not care what other people think of you, and you certainly do not need to care what they think of your choices, personality, or opinions. Learn how to start having the life you’re entitled to… that is your birthright to have.

Step 3) Appreciate How Unique & Special You Really Are

There is no better feeling than knowing that you are unique and special, and that nobody else is the same as you.  

In the blog entitled,  “Loving the Life You Live,” by me, Beth Elkassih… I give you this…

“I want you to ponder this incredible true fact: As of 2022, you are one of 7.7 billion people on this planet! Let me repeat this… each one of us is ‘one in 7.7 billion people on this planet!  In numerical terms, it is a staggering 7,700,000,000. Why is this so important?  

You are a unique, creative, and talented individual. No one else is you. You are the only you in this world. We all have unique gifts, talents, and experiences to share with the world. You are truly amazing!”

People who do not realize how special they are, end up being unhappy and bitter. They come from a place of self-hate and low self-esteem. That’s why you should appreciate yourself, practice self-love and self-care and be thankful for all that you have.

It means embracing the best version of yourself to bring you joy.

Step 4) Surround Yourself Around Positive-Minded People

We are all human beings. We all have flaws, weaknesses, faults, fears, and doubts. We all make mistakes. However, what separates those who are successful from those who are not is that they choose to surround themselves with positive-minded people.

There are so many negative-minded people out there, and they can easily drain your energy. However, if you surround yourself with positive-minded people, you will be able to attract more positive people into your life.

Step 5) Begin Self-Care for Your Mind, Body & Spiritual Self

If you want to start loving yourself and feeling better than you have in a long time, then you need to begin self-care for your emotional, body and spiritual self. This includes taking care of your mental health fitness as well.

To begin self-care, you need to set yourself up for success. You need to develop a mindset that will help you to succeed. Self Care is so important, so by just taking time for yourself in this self love journey is key.

In the next section shall be several self-care activities you can do to begin this ever-so-important self love journey.

Self-Care Activities to Improve Yourself on your Self Love Journey

In order to make you more aware so you can begin a successful self love journey, one must realize that self-care is a key component in arriving at the best positive version of yourself. Do know this…

Self love is not selfish. Self love entails recognizing the necessity of taking care of our own needs rather than our desires, as well as striving for self-improvement rather than sacrificing our interests in order to make others happy.

The following is a list of pro-active self-care activities and good habits you can begin to do in your daily routine and on your self love journey. The more you implement, the more you’ll see how it makes such a difference in your day-to-day life.

  • Start a Gratitude Journal & Begin Writing Down Your Thoughts
  • Begin Your Day with Yours Prayers (or Meditation)
  • Nourish Your Body with Healthy Foods
  • Move Your Body with Daily Exercise
  • Declutter Your Home and Mind
  • Indulgence in Daily Hygiene
  • Take Private Time for Yourself
  • Prepare a ‘Plan of Action’ for Tasks Each Day
  • Recite Favorite Daily Affirmations of Empowerment
  • Read Inspirational and Self-Improvement Literature
  • Practice Daily Kindness & Charity
  • Get Rid of Toxic Relationships and in Setting Boundaries
  • Join a Master Minds Group that Motivates You & Helps You Grow

The bottom line is this… self-care is about being kind to yourself, respecting your needs, and taking care of yourself so you can perform at your very best. It means learning to love yourself to help you on your self love ultimate destination.

By doing these activities and others that are unique and personal to you, you will be well on your way in learning to truly love yourself.

Inspirational Quotes About Self Love

In order to help further inspire you on your personal self love journey, please review these powerful quotes about self love and self-care. These quotes will help you on your journey to finding and keeping your inner love.

“Just a friendly reminder… do you have any idea how truly amazzzzing you are!”

Beth Elkassih

“Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.”

André Gide

“One of the best guides to how to be self-loving is to give ourselves the love we are often dreaming about receiving from others.”

Bell Hooks

“The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else.” —

E. E. Cummings

“We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.”

Mary Dunbar

“How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.”

Rupi Kaur

“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.”

Abraham Lincoln

“To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now.”

Alan Cohen

“As I began to love myself, I found that anguish and emotional suffering were only warning signs that I was living against my own truth.”

Charlie Chaplin

“If you ever want to love someone, love yourself unconditionally first.”

Debasish Mridha

“You have to grow, you have to be, you have to love yourself unconditionally.”

Dominic Riccitello

“The absence of self-love can never be replaced with the presence of people’s love for you.”

Edmond Mbiaka

“There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.”

Hindu Proverb

“To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections.”

Sandra Bierig

“You were born an original work of art. Stay original always. Originals cost more than imitations.”

Suzy Kassem

“Whatever you are doing, love yourself for doing it. Whatever you are feeling, love yourself for feeling it.”

Thaddeus Golas

“You must love yourself before you love another. By accepting yourself and fully being what you are, your simple presence can make others happy.”

Unknown

“Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.”

Veronica A. Shoffstall

“All people deserve your kindness, but none more so than you.”

Justin Kan

“Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.”

Louise L. Hay

“Just do what works for you, because there will always be somebody who thinks differently.”

Michelle Obama

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.”

Robert Morely

“When admiring other people’s gardens, don’t forget to tend to your own flowers.”

Sandbar Khan

“Discover Your Life’s Grand Purpose and Double Your Happiness.”

Beth Elkassih

The Big Take-Away

Yes, it will be a long journey – a journey always ‘in progress.’ But it will provide you the life that you’re wanting to achieve with happiness and joy.

I am a huge believer in self love, because self love is what truly helps you reach your full potential. I believe that the best way to show self love is to begin the transformation to show love for yourself.

Self love is not selfishness, but rather, being loving towards yourself and taking care of you. When you love yourself, you are able to treat others with respect and care.

Self love is a lifelong journey, but it’s well worth and you can start now… yes… this moment! 

Related Topics to Read

“A Simple Formula for Living a Happier Life”

Simple Hacks on Ways to Make Life Easier”

“Self Care is How You Take Your Power Back”

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beth elkassih

“Hi! Welcome to the launching and introduction to ‘Made You Smile Back’! I’m so pleased you’re here. Let me share with you a little bit about myself and why I created this platform.”

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