Unconditionally Loving Yourself

On facebook one day, I saw this quote, “This day, I vow to myself, to treat myself as someone I love truly and deeply – in my thoughts, my actions, the choices I make, the experiences I have, each moment I am conscious, I make the decision to love myself. ” It really took me aback, because I feel like in today’s society everyone is pretending to be confident. Which could just be my perception, but I really want to live my life in a way that exudes unconditional self-love. I said unconditional because when I was younger I used to say things like, “I’ll really love myself when I lose 15 pounds,” or “When I get older I’ll love myself more.” When truthfully, I should love myself right now, because I exist and am deserving of the love I express to others.

So, I decided to share with you all my steps to self-love, and I hope that you can use some of these steps in your journey to self-love.

  • Remove Toxicity. Your space is sacred. Get rid of everyone and everything that threatens your peace. I don’t know about you, but this is extremely difficult for me because I sometimes feel like removing people from my life is an act of anger, but it’s often an act of self-preservation.
  • Find happiness in everyday things. Happiness is often all around us – someone laughing at your joke, the sunset and it’s beautiful colors, making it through the day without complaining – These are all things that could make you happy. Choose to look for the good in the world, and acknowledge the bad – but don’t let it consume you. I like to think that keeping myself happy is a form of love.
  • Relieve stress in positive ways. Stress is a natural part of life and there is no way to avoid it. However, how you deal with  and react to the stress is entirely up to you. Learn to deal with stress in a  positive manner. Such as if you get too overwhelmed with stressed, take 5 minutes to just think about nothing, or work through your anxiety by doing an intense workout routine. Keeping your mind in a healthy state is a part of upkeeping your overall wellbeing healthy.
  • Indulge in Good Karma. Treat others good, not for them to reciprocate, but to make yourself feel good about yourself. Doing something good for someone 9 times out of 10 will make you feel good. Just don’t do too much for another person, where it is creating a burden in your life. Love yourself enough to spread the love to others.

How do you work on loving yourself unconditionally – Share below in the comments!

Keep It Classy,

– T. Renae

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5 thoughts on “Unconditionally Loving Yourself

  1. audreycanblog says:

    I make it a point each day to do little things that nourish my spirit: I meditate, I write in my gratitude journal, I listen to a song that makes me happy. Self care and loving yourself is essential, and I am glad more and more people are talking about it and advocating it!

  2. rebelmorals says:

    This post is very important. As a 19 year old girl I feel that alot of girls my age don’t understand self-love. I will be sure to share this post.

  3. Heidi Kokborg says:

    Such a great and important post! I used to absolutely hate myself and like you I always said I would love myself when I lost weight. Of course, I never loved myself despite losing pound after pound. However, the past year I have been working really hard of self love and being kind to myself. I agree with you on everything you write. And removing “toxic” from your life is so important!

  4. Tayvin. says:

    I work on loving myself just by doing things that are important to me! I’ve been really happy lately and so thankful for it. Started eating healthier and talking to God more and I’m just in a really great place. #bbucommunity

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