Don’t expect anyone to fall in love with you until you can effectively learn to love yourself. People, the ones actually worthy of your commitment, are attracted to those who have genuine love for themselves.
What are some attributes that are indicative of a healthy self-love?”
1. They Watch Their Health
People who love themselves put an emphasis on taking care of their health.
I’m not saying you have to run four-and-a-half miles every day or that you should be able to max out at 300 lbs. on the bench press. However, people who love themselves make time to work out regularly, avoid putting garbage in their bodies (junk food and drugs), and make time to get an adequate amount of sleep. Incorporating at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day, adding at least two veggies or fruits to every meal, and getting 8 hours of sleep are simple lifestyle habits that greatly contribute to the quality of your well-being.
People who love themselves know that they can’t be the best version of themselves they can be without taking care of their health. Plus, they take into account the burden they will put on their spouse and their family, in the future, if they happen to have chronic illness, which could be attributed to not taking care of their health when they were single. Your loved ones will have to pay the price of you not taking care of yourself before you started a family.
2. They Stay True To Themselves
People who loves themselves practice self-honesty. If you promise something or make commitments to yourself, don’t cheat yourself by not following through. It is possible to stop trusting your own word, if you keep that type of poor behavior up for long enough.
People who don’t trust themselves don’t make goals nor strive for the truly meaningful things in life, because they no longer have any faith in their own word and don’t believe that they’re capable of achieving and kind of kind of significant success in life. That means that person will exist in a constant state of stagnancy and regression. HOW MISERABLE!
No a very attractive quality, is it?
3. Their Lives Aren’t a Swing Door for Others
People who love themselves set realistic, specific and firm standards as to how others, who are involved in their lives, are to conduct themselves, and they don’t make exceptions or bend the rules for anyone when it comes to those guidelines. They know when it is time to let people go who aren’t adhering to their standards and realize that toxic, loveless, and negative relationships, whether romantic, family, or platonic, are something they can live without.
4. They Realize Their Status in the Universe
People who love themselves realize they’re children of God, and that they’re equal with everyone else.
They realize they’re better than no one and that no one is better than them.
They know they don’t have to compare themselves to others and focus on being the best version of themselves they can be.
5. They Take Time for Self-Reflection
It’s crucial to monitor the state and evolution of your thoughts, emotions, motives, and passions, just like it’s important to monitor your bank account to protect your finances or to measure your physically weight frequently if you’re on a diet.
People who love themselves regularly take time even if their schedules are busy, to meditate, pray, and just reflect on how they’re evolving, as an individual, not just on what their social or financial status is.
These are the attributes of people who genuinely love themselves.
It is important to remember, it is you who has to make the conscious choice to love yourself. No one can come into your life and love yourself for you, and it would be unfair to expect anyone to do so.
So, with all that being said, the question is, DO YOU LOVE YOURSELF?
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