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5 Ways to Learning the Art of Self-Love

 

For this week’s Music Mondays, I shared what it means to experience true happiness in life. Although there are many components involved that help to create this happiness, one of the most crucial is the art of Self-Love.

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There is no doubt about it: to love yourself—I mean really love yourself—is a very beautiful thing. Self-love can make you smile in times when you want to cry, and be courageous in times of fear. Most of all, it can fill you with confidence during times of doubt. For many of us, self-love is not something that we were born with or even taught during our childhood. Rather it is an art that, like any other form of art, must be learned and cultivated over time. However once we have it, it is like a precious gem: we never want to lose it or let it go.

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Here are 5 ways to learning (or improving) the art of loving yourself:

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Develop a full awareness of your God-given talents. Believe in your gifts and in yourself—especially when no one else seems to. Protect your gifts: never put them at risk of being taken advantage of, abused, misused, or ridiculed. Embrace them and ensure that you operate in them every single day.

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Understand your value, and never be afraid to declare it. Work to mold the standard for who you are and for the regard in which you want to be held by yourself as well as by others. Realize how special you are and that your uniqueness is an integral part of your value and your gifts. Use this realization to solidify your place in the world (or to give your all in trying to find it).

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Become a student of life. Always explore and do research in order to learn more about the essence of who you are. Challenge and develop yourself; and be ever-evolving. Get into the habit of communicating your life changes both verbally and nonverbally. Never sweat the material things or relationships lost while on your journey of personal growth.

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Be in-tune, attentive, and responsive to your body. Care for yourself both inside and out: but especially on the inside. Do all of the things that are necessary for your physical, mental, and emotional health. Constantly strive to eliminate any items, habits or relationships from your life that are toxic or otherwise not beneficial to you.

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Finally, make peace with your past. Allow others to love you for the real you: everything that you are, have ever been and will be. Believe that such love is possible. Choose to accept yourself in the same way. Embrace your present, and plan for your future with great expectancy.

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Learning the art of self-love takes work and time, but it is possible. When you arrive into a complete state of loving yourself, your life will be more joyous and gratifying than it has ever been. Self-love gives you the ultimate power to truly live your best life.

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Do you have ways of practicing self-love? Share with me below or tell me about it at: melisasource@yahoo.com.

 

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Makeba Giles is an Inspiration, Culture, Lifestyle, and Family Blogger. She is also a Midwest Mother of four, and the Founder and Creative Director of MELISASource.com. | EMAIL: melisasource@yahoo.com

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