Have you ever read an amazing book, that got you so inspired with its ideas and excited to implement them into your life, only to realize a few months later that you have pretty much forgotten them all?

Honestly this has happened to me so many times. I’ve had the opportunity to read some truly great books, but all that eventually stuck with me, was that the book itself is great and has amazing ideas. So besides the excitement I got from reading them, the long-term benefit seemed to be close to zero.

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Loving yourself – Do’s and Don’ts

I have to admit that I love Kamal’s book, because the idea is so simple, yet powerful. But loving myself has proofed to be way more difficult than it sounds. I bet most of us will find it somewhat hard, because for most part we are truly our own’s worst critiques and judges. So here is my how-to-guide that has helped me keep the practice alive:

1. Make it a daily habit, even for just 1 minute:

As a wise friend likes to remind me, this is a practice.  You don’t go to the gym once and consider yourself done.  Same here.  Meditation is a practice.  Working out is a practice.  Loving yourself is a practice..

If you don’t even have 1 extra minute to spare, you could still do it while brushing your teeth or making your bed, just do it every day.

2. Make a vow to yourself:

 This day, I vow to myself to love myself, to treat myself as someone I love truly and deeply – in my thoughts, my actions, the choices I make, the experiences I have, each moment I am conscious, I make the decision I LOVE MYSELF.

This will probably feel very weird at first, which is normal, but if you find it hard, you can imagine someone you love and transfer that feeling of love to yourself.

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