How to Develop Self-Love: A Beginner's Guide

Hello Kanvas Beauties! 💓 I’m back to divulge about something a bit serious and a bit different - my journey with self-love.

I’m so guilty of comparing myself to others – "her hair is so effortless, that dog is so well-behaved, they’re so much smarter, skinnier, richer, funnier, friendlier, taller or whatever better than me." The reality is, we’ve all spent buckets of money trying to level up whether it’s physically, mentally or emotionally and it sure is tiring.

The light bulb moment for me was when I realised I had to stop ruminating about who I was, or obsessing about who I wanted to be in order to be happy with who I am now. That’s probably a quote from somewhere, but this little trick was something I picked up on while meditating!

For the longest time, I equated "self-love" with "being selfish". The idea of putting myself first was such a foreign idea! What I learnt is that self-love comes in many different ways for different people, but at the end of the day, the most important thing is to start somewhere.

Some of the things that I do for self-love:

  • Deep breaths when bad thoughts come through like “I’m not enough” – focusing on my breathing lets the thoughts melt away.
  • Working on being grateful for different things in my life! Like my fluffy blanket, my gorgeous doggy or the wine I get to drink tonight. 😊
  • Going for massages - just because. They make me SO happy so why not?
  • Listening to music while I work because it lifts my mood.

I feel like I’ve only started about 5% of my self-love journey and that’s OK too. I’d love to hear about what you do for self-love, or what you want to try in the future?

Tuning out for now Kanvas Kult! Catch you all soon. 💓 Remember to always #loveyourkanvas

Your girl pal,
Hannah x

 

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