Course curriculum

When you take care of yourself physically, emotionally and spiritually, you are in turn better able to take better care of others. Self love and self care have had a bad reputation as being something only (hippies and tree-huggers) practice, or we are taught it’s selfish to care for yourself. However, it is vital and can have an incredible positive impact on your mental health and physical wellbeing. Here, you’ll discover everything you need to know about self-love and how to incorporate it into your life. Before you can practice self-love, there are some things you’ll need for success. These include: Acceptance of your imperfections Compassion for yourself Knowing the difference between what you want and need Listen to your self talk Being able to accept your perfectly imperfect self is key. All too often people mistakenly believe that self-love is all about focusing on the positive. However, it really means accepting yourself exactly as you are. You are completely aware of “self” and you love yourself regardless. You also need to learn to be compassionate with yourself. We tend to be our own worst critics. Think about the way you usually talk about yourself in your head, then think whether you would speak the same way to a friend. Chances are, you wouldn’t. If you want to love yourself, you need to have self-compassion and learn to be your own cheerleader, rather than a critic. The best way to do that is to watch your negative self talk. Another misconception is that self-love means indulging in the things you love, but which aren’t necessarily good for you. Many people think it is more about giving yourself the things you want. The truth is, self-love is more about giving the mind, body and spirit what it needs, not what it wants. Just as you overcome focusing on your perceived faults, you need to let go of expectations of perfectionism. Nobody is perfect, yet today’s society expects it and the media sells you on perfectly-edited photos of a product you should buy to fit in. It can feel like there is a lot of pressure on you to be the perfect parent, friend and partner. Studies have shown that striving for perfection isn’t just bad for your mental health, it can be bad for your physical health too. So, if you want to provide yourself with self-love, you’re going to need to let go of perfectionism. Finally, you also need to learn to listen to your self-talk. It is easy to be influenced by the people around us. However, when you do things for other people, you aren’t going to be happy in the long run. Self-love is about focusing on what you want and need. Begin here, and you’ll have a much better chance of succeeding.

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    How To Practice Self Love Course

    • How to use this course

    • Before we begin...

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    Self Love Explained

    • First Steps In Loving Yourself - Self Sabotage

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    Do Kind Things For Yourself

    • Make Time For You

    • Reckognize Your Achievements

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    Learn To Forgive Yourself

    • Forgiving Yourself And Others Is The Key to Healing

    • It's Not About Mistakes or Failure. It's About Practice!

    • Forgiveness Sets You Free

    • Forgiveness Physical, Spiritual Emotional

    • Cheer Yourself On

    • 4 Day Forgiveness Exercise

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    Do Something That Makes You Happy!

    • Do Something Every Day That Makes You Happy

    • Happy by Pharell Williams

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    Thinking Positive

    • What It Means To Think Positive

    • Tips To Develop A Positive Mindset

    • Persistence Tip - Positive Self Talk

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    Cheer Yourself On!

    • Lift Yourself Up

    • Believe In Yourself Affirmations

    • If I Believed In Myself I would....

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    Overcoming Negative Self Talk

    • Overcoming Negative Self Talk

    • Identify Negative Thoughts

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    Quiet Time

    • Meditation

    • Magical Night Meditations by Caterina Barregar

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    Surround Yourself With Positive People

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    Take Responsibility For YOUR Life

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    How To Show More Love To Your Mind, Body Spirit

    • Mind Body Spirit and Self Love

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    Next Steps...

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