Hello you beautiful people😊! I hope you can join me in a minute as we continue this months theme of self-love! ❤️😊❤️
Hello and welcome! I’d love it if you would say your name when you join so I know you are here! That way, we can have some interaction, rather than me talking to myself
So far this month, we have talked about self forgiveness, self acceptance, self-care, self compassion. I believe these are all major components of self love. What would you add to this list?
Today, I thought we’d take a little inventory of how self love 💗 plays out in your life in 5 life areas:
Hi Megan! Yes, self-affirmation isHUGE!!!
What does self affirmation mean to you?
Reminding myself of past accomplishments
The five areas that I thought we’d take an Inventory in our our relationship with our dreams for our life, relationships with others, relationships with our mind and emotions, and with our body
Yes, reminding ourselves of past accomplishments is a great way to affirm ourselves. I’m not sure if you were here for my talk on affirmations a while ago, but Past accomplishments reminds us about the truth of who we are, and we can use those as affirmations for our present circumstances. Is that what you meant, Megan?
Affirmations are a really powerful tool for changing our mindset
If we have time at the end, we can talk about them a little longer.
I’d love to take you through the inventory now, just so you get a better understanding of where you might want to focus on loving yourself a little more! Sound good?
Let’s start with your dreams for your life. Do you go for your dreams? Even if that means disappointing someone else, or taking a risk?
Do you express your most authentic self in all areas of your life?
Do you keep your commitments to yourself, in other words, do you keep the promises that you make to yourself?
Do you spend time on personal growth
I know for myself, I do go for my dreams! The area that I fall down sometimes is keeping the commitments I make to myself. It seems it is easier for me to keep a commitment I make to others than it is the ones I make to me myself
If there is an area there that you would like to develop a little bit more, jot it down so you can review that later.
OK, let’s go onto the next inventory – your relationship with others.
Do you still want discussion even tho it is not live> just wondering as I am reading your questions and have answers maybe
Are all of your relationships loving and respectful?
Do you have any toxic relationships in your life?
If the answer is yes, are you able to transform it, or protect yourself when with that person, or end it?
Are you able to receive love as well as give it?
Do you have relationships with people that you can have deep, intimate relationships with, and know that you are supported and loved regardless of what you say or do?
Feel free to add your own questions to this inventory. What is it you would like to add to your dreams for your life, or your relationships with others
Okay, next, Let’s take an inventory of your relationship with your mind and emotions.
Here is where self compassion, self acceptance, self forgiveness, and pretty much all of the other cells come in to play!!!!
What of these are you really good at, and which would you like to practice more?
Gratitude of course is something that we need in all areas exclamation😊🙏👍
Another big thing that gets in our way is comparing ourselves to others.
How are you and not comparing yourself to others? There are always people that are better than or less than us, in different areas, and the thing to remember is we are all unique. Comparing does not serve us!
Do you trust your intuition and pay attention to it
Is your self talk supportive, upbeat and encouraging? Here’s where self affirmations really come in handy!
Do you let self don’t stop you from doing what you want?
Oops! I speak rather than text, that was supposed to be self doubt! Which, LOL self don’t is pretty much the same thing! I love it!😊
Which is another part of this, not judging yourself too harshly! or feeling ashamed of something you said or did. And learning from your mistakes!
The final area I said was your relationship with your body.
Can you look at yourself in the mirror without thinking something negative or critical?
Can you engage in mirror work, and look lovingly into your eyes, and appreciate who you are?
Can you see your unique beauty?
Do you treat your body as the incredible sacred Temple it is?
I think we all have parts of our body that we wish were a little different, but can we love that part anyway?
For me, it’s always my belly seems too big. What I love to do is make a heart out of my hands and place them on my belly and say I love you belly each morning and evening in bed.
With our ageing bodies, and aches and pains that we never expected to have, can we love and accept them too?
Do you nourish your body with great food and good sleep?
And lots of fun exercise! I love to dance first thing in the morning! On days when my leg is too sore I’ll do a bit of a chair 💃 dance! Life is good!!!
There is so much more to self-love, but I thought this was a good review of some of the ways we can love ourselves more!!!
If there is something here that you read that you would like to focus on, or you are wondering how you could improve that area, I’d love to help you!
I think it’s hugely important to have people in your network you can call on when you’re not being particularly loving to yourself to get you back on track!
Any questions? Comments?
All righty then, thank you so much for joining me and I hope to see you next week!
Good morning Mary! By all means, feel free to post!