There are some ways that your self-love is reasonably healthy but there are other ways that need some work. Thankfully, if you’re in need of a gentle love in the self love department, Dr David R Hamilton is on hand to share a simple exercise…
Self love lies at the edge of your comfort zone.
As a practice, make a note of some of the things you are afraid of doing, saying, or areas that you have stayed in your comfort zone yet long for more.
Now make a list of what you could do (or say) for each area you identify. Thirdly, make a plan of what you specifically intend to do, and when, for each area you have identified.
A good way to generate motivation and courage for this is to see what you are doing not as a means to an end, to achieve a goal for instance, but as an opportunity to improve your self-love, knowing that the improvement in self-love will have a healthy impact on many other areas of your life.
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About the author
Dr David R Hamilton is an author and motivational speaker actively flying the flag for kindness and self love. Check out his fabulous book, I Heart ME: The Science of Self-Love, for more great advice.