I can tell everyone that I want to be a doctor.
However, once people find out that I have a Bachelor’s in Public Relations. Or that I do not know anything about medicine. I think it is fair if they do not take me seriously.
In the post: “How to Practice Self-love,” we answered questions that made us think about ourselves. Now, it is time to get to specifics.
Actions are about your intentions. This is the only difference between having a wish and a goal.
Intent means that you purposely set out to do something. I had the intention of graduating from college in May 2020.
To do it, I registered for classes over four years and passed my classes to eventually earn my degree.
In the above example, I did a few things.
- Goal to graduate college.
- Detailed plan which included specific classes for the major I wanted to study.
- Momentum by consistently registering for classes and passing them.
Actions have to match up with your goals.
However, if they do not, you will have a hard time achieving them unless some serious luck occurs.
Self-love is not something that happens overnight. It takes time and is always being worked at by everyone.Tyshiana N. Johnson
What Can You Do?
Self-love actions should be intentional. Designate time to focus solely on yourself. Find ways to improve: financially, physically, health-wise, mentally, emotionally, or anything you can think of.
Set small goals towards improving the areas you thought of and be mindful when completing tasks.
Self-love actions are setting goals, making plans, and keeping momentum. This will look different for everyone depending on what you need and your circumstances.
There are no definitive answers to love. Self-love actions follow the same rules.
Here is my example of a self-love action.
-Set a timer for an hour and put your phone on do not disturb or turn it off.
Use this time to think of your goals, then write out one detail describing how you plan to execute them.
Share below some of your own ‘self-love’ actions.
You are amazing!
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