Hey readers, today I am going to talk about my favourite topic…LOVE.
Ok let’s begin with an activity: write down the name of 10 things that you love. Make sure you write down the first few names that come to your mind without too much contemplation. You just have 2 minutes to do this. Get going.
Done. Now see your list and find out where you have placed yourself. Oops! I am sure some of you missed writing your own name in the list. That’s exactly what I am going to talk about today. Love, Self-love.
Self-love is a bond that we have with ourselves. How much do we understand ourselves, how much do we trust ourselves, do we accept our body absolutely, do we enjoy our own company, how caring are we about our own self, how often do we communicate with ourselves and respond to our emotions? When we start to form this bond that’s when we truly fall in love with ourselves.
I am sure most of you would be thinking, why do we need to love ourselves so much?
Yes we need to because we can’t pour from an empty cup. We can share love only when we are filled with it. We can honestly love others only when we love ourselves. So fall in love with yourself first, to spread love around.
We need to press the like/love button in ourselves first. How often we keep liking or loving others pictures on social media. If we can press the like and love button inside ourselves, we will be happier.
And we can increase this happiness further, by counting our blessings and cherishing each moment of happiness without worrying what would happen in future. We need to make a conscious decision of being happy in the present.
Come LetsTalk and LetSmile.
- Prachi Rathi
Psychologist, Counsellor, Graphologist and Life Skills Trainer at LetSmile- Counselling Centre for Your Happiness.