So if you follow me across social media, you might have seen that I recently started* an online program – The 21 Day Self Love Program. It was something I kinda stumbled upon, but when I saw it, I knew I had to get involved. For the most part of my life, I have struggled with self-love in combination with a complete lack of confidence in myself. Therefore, I was excited to get started with this course.
What’s this all about then?
So you might wonder what on earth I am going on about. Well here is a quick clip from the course leader Warren, who explains the program:
I’m just a few days into the course, and must say I’m enjoying it so far. Whilst I am struggling a little to get my head round it all with the craziness that is currently my life (content for another blog post I’m sure!), what I have learnt from it so far I’m excited to implement into my life as best I can.
The course so far has involved a few trainings lasting an hour, to an hour and a half. I have mostly struggled to make these so have been catching them on replay. There have also been tasks to complete both as an individual and a team. Whilst I have been trying to complete the individual tasks, I’ve not been as active in the group ones as I would probably like to be. This is purely due to time constraints and other commitments. Whilst I feel guilty for this, I know I can’t put too much pressure on myself to squeeze even more into my life, especially because this is all about primarily taking care of yourself. Therefore, throughout the rest of the course I think I will continue to try to participate in the individual tasks and the group ones where possible. I know that what I get out of this course will depend on what I put in which is why I want to give it as much as I can. It helps that nobody is adding pressure, asking why I haven’t done certain things. The group seems really supportive and just wants everyone to do well out of it. I also hope that even after the 21 days, I am able to revisit the program content and continue to work on myself.
How Can You Love Yourself?
So I don’t want to go into the course content too much, mainly because I’m still at the beginning. Also, I can share more once the course is complete and I review it as a whole. But I wanted to talk you through a few ways that you can try to love yourself that I have discovered so far:
- Ask yourself positive questions – if you’re stuck for ideas, there are plenty of great prompts over on Pinterest. These thought-provoking questions will make the world of difference to how you think about life.
- Accept compliments you are given – people are saying something nice about you! They don’t have to do it, and they obviously mean it. Don’t just brush it off and get embarrassed, accept it and say thank you.
- Repeat positive affirmations – lots of people think that repeating simple statements can help to create positive changes in your life. It might feel silly telling yourself that you’re amazing, but once you’re over that, you’ll totally feel better about yourself. You can also display them in your house to remind you when you look at them.
- Think about your morning routine – its said that the first 20 minutes of your day shape the rest of it, so make sure you spend it well! This will more than likely involve many parts of this list. With this being said, if your morning doesn’t get off to the best start, don’t let it ruin the rest of your day.
- Exercise, eat well and drink plenty of water – as we are always told to do, it is important to try to exercise daily (even just for five minutes), eat a balanced diet and make sure you drink plenty of water. If we feel healthier, it will make us feel better and happier about life.
- Gratitude – if you’ve read this post, you’ll know I’m a fan of practising gratitude. Even on the hardest of days, there is always something to be grateful for. We have it a lot better than many other people.
- Meditation – having some quiet time to meditate and take some time for yourself is a great way to practise self-love. It’s vital to let yourself relax as much as possible.
- Surround yourself with good people – to truly love yourself, you need to surround yourself with people who love you too and want the best for you! Try and make sure you don’t have toxic people in your life as that is only going to have a negative impact on you.
So these would be my tips so far! As I’ve said I’m excited to continue with the course and the results I hope it brings. Of course, I will be reviewing the course as a post once it is complete, so make sure you look out for that.
Here are some of Warren’s links if you want to know more:
So would you like to complete this course? Do you practise self-love? Let me know how you do it in the comments!
Until next time…