What is Self-love?
Self-love is the hot topic for conversations these days. But I wonder if people truly understand what it means.
In essence, its meaning varies for each person because no one loves herself in the same way.
Here’s the truth.
Self-love helps you enter into vibrant living. When you’re burdened from too many stresses, feeling like you’re in a dark hole and can’t get out, or your body is sick, what truly draws you up and out is self-love.
Knowing the power of self-love and how it removes you from the pit and grips of dark places in life enables you to create a new life: it’s a vibrant life and place for living.
I read an affirmation earlier today that said, “I am creating my life exactly as I want it.” I thought to myself what a powerful place to be.
Now, this is a surefire area for vibrant living and self-love.
Self-love is a life long process. It doesn’t blossom overnight.
In 2012, my husband and my parents became ill and expired within a couple of years.
I went through hell having to write three obituaries for them.
These losses suddenly thrust me with responsibilities I never expected, being the executor of all their estates. But I was able to pull through eventually.
Rising above this heartache wasn’t easy. Although I learned early in life how to love myself, life put many stumbling blocks in my way.
I had to use my power within from God to remain determined. And while doing this, I put many actions into practice.
Self-love is an action word. Another important step to its meaning requires you to do something–make movements towards showing yourself, love.
When you make moves towards self-love, you then begin to enter many areas of vibrant living.
Vibrant living means you reinvent yourself daily to become a creative, better self from hard places—places of depth and pain, which enables you to be an effective individual while aging.
Consider these few action-steps towards self-love and vibrant living.
- Count your dollars and buy yourself a new outfit.
- Write down the biggest challenge you want to overcome
- Put your phone to the side and do something nice for an hour
- Detox your social media. Remove anyone who makes you unhappy.
- Have some quiet time for prayer.
- Read the book you never have time for.
- Take a yoga class or start exercising.
- Put on your favorite outfit. Do your makeup, put on perfume and go somewhere special.
About Dr. Geneva
Dr. Geneva J. Williams is a Master Leadership Strategist & Vibrant Life Architect. She is also the reigning Ms. Black Fit and Fine.
For information on her new course, “The Vibrant Life Blueprint,” go here.
Speaker, Author, Thought-Leader… and I really like this one, vibrant living culture creator; Golden Soror of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and Michigan Women’s Commission Appointee. With more than forty years of expertise in business management and personal development, I also have the distinction of receiving the NAWBO Top Businesswoman Award and the Booker T. Washington Legacy Award.