“Self- love is about radical self-acceptance. It is about embracing of all that you are, as you are, right now. It is about honoring all of your feelings and allowing them, for they are precious and everything about you is precious, just as it is.”
I was recently asked by my friend Daylle Deanna Schwartz to contribute to an article she wrote on self-love. She asked me and several other experts what we did to love ourselves every day. Click on the link below to see what she had to say:
Self-love is a tricky thing. Why do we find it so easy to love someone else but so hard to love ourselves? Where did the whole mind-set of breaking ourselves down begin? Love is like your gas tank. I know it is not the most romantic analogy, but think of it this way. When your gas tank is full, your car can go miles and performs at its peak. When your car is on empty, it sputters, stalls out and then you are going nowhere. Love is the same way. You cannot give what you do not have. Loving yourself is the key to being the best person you can be for the others in your life who you also love so dearly. Don’t you want to give them all you can?
At this moment, if you realize that you are lacking a bit in the self-love category, here are a few suggestions to get you started:
The biggest gift you can give yourself is loving yourself. This not only benefits you, but everyone whose life you touch. ~Chris Sopa
For more on self-love, visit Daylle Deanna Schwartz’s self-love movement at http://howdoiloveme.com/ .
Or Jennifer Posada at http://www.jenniferposada.com/.
Chris Sopa is founder and owner of Chris Sopa International, Inc. You can learn more about her at www.ChrisSopa.com. Find her at Facebook.com/ChrisSopaInternational, Twitter @ChrisSopa, LinkedIn, and Google+.