7 Practical Ways To Love Yourself In Valentine’s Day

The key to loving yourself is not about what you do, but how you think and feel about yourself. Our thoughts and feelings drive our behaviors. Therefore, having loving thoughts about yourself will manifest the loving behaviors you are looking for toward yourself. But how can you start loving yourself?. Here are some ideas:

The first step is letting go of your negative self-concept, beliefs, guilt and shame. Freeing yourself from this negative thoughts and emotions will help you create a different relationship with yourself.

How do you free yourself from negative emotions?. What are the most dangerous negative emotions?:Anger , shame , anxiety and jealousy. Why? According to Web Med some effects of depression include:

  1. Feeling sad, empty, hopeless, or numb.
  2. Irritability or anxiety
  3. Feeling guilty or worthless

When you are depressed you might also feel shame, resentment, fear and anger. Unexpressed anger is one of the most powerful negative emotions, it can create a lot of problems in your life. On the other hand jealousy can lead to physical and emotional distress, it can also lead to physical or verbal abuse in a relationship.

How to deal with negative emotions

Some coping strategies to deal with negative emotions include:

  • Accept what you are feeling, sometimes we can’t avoid feeling it so do not deny it. Look for ways to feel better.
  • Relax – Use relaxation techniques, meditate, read , walk or talk to a friend.
  • Notice how the negative emotion make you feel. For example, notice how anger makes you feel and what event has triggered your anger. You can always learn a lesson or a message
  • Practice Physical Exercise
  • Let go of the past – To let go of the past you have to solve your unresolved wounds that are triggering your negative emotions in the present moment.
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7 Ways To Love Yourself

  1. Doing nothing. Spend a day just relaxing and enjoying. We are so used to do and do that this pattern becomes an excuse to deny our life and feelings.
  2. Clean up your home, make it shine and then sit for a few minutes and enjoy the environment.
  3. Learn to say no, stop sacrificing yourself in order to please other people.
  4. Nourishing and caring for your body. This action includes eating healthy food and exercising regularly.
  5. Give yourself a massage, a facial a beauty treatment. Buy new clothes.
  6. Finally, focus on your goodness, your gifts, qualities, strengths and achievements.
  7. Have compassion for yourself regarding your weaknesses, stresses, and tribulations. Therefore forget yourself for all your mistakes

Are you looking for  ideas for Valentine’s Day?. If you run out of ideas here are 3 suggestions:

By Chocolate And Listen To Love Songs

Make sure to by chocolate . You can get chocolate kiss or a heart box of chocolates:

Valentine’s Day Quotes

Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end. ~Author Unknown
Love – a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker. ~Author Unknown

Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. That’s why people are so cynical about it…It really is worth fighting for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don’t risk everything, you risk even more. By Erica Jong

At last you kissed me, I could die in waves again, and one good lick of quicksand took… By Heather McHugh
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly. Sam Keen

Love is the strongest force the world possesses, and yet it is the humblest imaginable. Mahatma Gandhi

The heart has its reasons that reason does not know. Pascal
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires and a touch that never hurts. Charles Dickens

Where there is love there is life.Gandhi

True love stores never have endings. Richard Bach
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love. Albert Einstein

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller

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