We are slowly coming out of this pandemic, I am hopeful that the discovery of self-love continues to be a priority for many people. When we continue to love ourselves we will not settle for less in our work, personal relationships, and at home. I have learned throughout my journey that many times I have settled for less because it was comfortable. I would say settling has served its purpose in times when you need it, because you may not have the energy for anything new. Why do so many people settle? I have settled because I forgot some truths about my life and I stopped loving who I was as a person. When your truth does not guide you all hell breaks loose. When you find yourself sacrificing your self-love for comfort you will be in the same place mentally, physically, and emotionally.
For many people, self-love and settling will not come in the same sentence. These are just two things that we don’t think about at the same time. However, many psychologists will attest to self-love and settling are the key components to our mental health and well-being. Why is self-love so important? Self-love is important as it helps motivate you to make healthy choices in life. When you hold yourself to a higher standard you are less likely to settle for things that don’t nurture your well-being or serve you. One of the many benefits of self-love is having a positive mindset. A positive mindset is essential for success in life. This does not mean that you will feel happy every day, that’s unrealistic but it does mean that you can take some steps towards healthy habits without self-sabotaging yourself. Maybe now is the time to embrace self-love so you can stop settling for less in your life.
HOW TO PRACTICE SELF LOVE TO STOP SETTLING FOR LESS
Why Settling Is Always About Accepting Less Than You Deserve
Stay in tune to what you want big or small. Talk with family or friends who have the same goals or values that you have. Say it out loud, put it out to the universe and you will get it back from the people that will support you.
When You Think You Are Worthy Of The Best, Then You Want Settle For Less Than You Deserve
Recognize that being alone is perfectly fine. When you settle for less you will get lousy friendships, lovers or business partners just to find your are truly alone. Accept being alone now, so you can get something better later.
If It Doesn’t Make Your Better Than You Don’t Need It
Affirm your self-worth, You Are Good Enough, You Are Strong Enough, You Are Worthy. Be mindful of what you think, feel and want. Live your life in ways that truly reflect this.
When It’s Right It Will Be In Harmony With Your Mind, Body & Soul
Find your happy place. Where is the one place that makes you feel calm, happy and positive. Grab a cup of your favorite tea, coffee, wine, whatever your choice of drink maybe, and sit down for a few minutes on your own. No TV or distractions, just you.
Self-love is ever evolving. It’s something that needs to be practiced daily, so be kind and supportive to yourself through good times and hard times.