Flourish This Year
As this year begins, many of us may have goals we want to reach. A better routine, weight loss, more time with family, less stress. But did you know, if we don’t reach one specific goal it will be harder to reach all of the others. The goal of Self Love!
Self Love can mean something different for everyone because we all have different ways of taking care of ourselves. What ever the meaning is for you, self love involves having a high regard for your own well-being and happiness. The lack of self love can effect your stress level, your family time, your weight loss, your spiritual out look and even your job.
How about setting goals for yourself to be more Self Aware, having more Self Control, showing more Self Compassion and possessing more Self Love. As you build and grow in these areas, the other goals will be easier to reach. Watch how you flourish this year!
Self Awareness involves learning about yourself. Recognizing bad habits and the effect it can have on you. Learning about your emotional triggers, so you can better deal with negative emotions like anger or hate. The biggest reason why self-awareness is so important is that it allows us to better control our own mindset and turn it into something positive despite negative external factors. (Trackinghappiness.com)
Self-control is the ability to manage one's emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in the face of temptations and impulses in order to achieve specific goals.
Self-compassion, on the other hand, encourages you to acknowledge your flaws and limitations, allowing you to look at yourself from a more objective and realistic point of view” (Wong, 2017)
Self-love is an honest and authentic appreciation for the self, while narcissism is all about proving that you’re better than everyone else and making sure others see you as you want to be seen. Self-love is self-focused, while narcissism is other-focused. (Positive Psychology.com)