Self-love can seem unattainable. It might be because, in part, self-love sounds abstract and ambiguous. To be clear, self-love is both an attitude and an act. It’s how you view yourself, and how you live your life. Self-love is about tuning into your needs, honoring your body and boundaries and taking care of yourself mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Self-love is a daily practice -- not a destination. So you can show yourself some love every day. Here are five ways to practice and cultivate self-love.
Margarita Tartakovsky, MS, is an associate editor at Psych Central and authors the body image blog Weightless. She writes about everything from anxiety and ADHD to creativity and couples to mindfulness and stress. You can learn more about her work at her website.
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