Self love is serious business.
When self love isn’t paid attention to, the nastiest ripple effect happens. Almost every area of your life gets beaten down easily because there’s no support; no self love support.
Picture yourself at your most confident or at your highest point mentally and emotionally. It was more than likely easier to see the good things because there was a strong sense of self love and self worth.
And with seeing the good things in life come opportunities and an abundance of success.
How? It’s all about the state of mind. When your life is full of self love, the definition of success expands. It’s not limited to one end goal. Success is a spectrum of milestones and moments measured by your ability to recognize them and be grateful for them.
One person’s definition of success can greatly differ from person to person, including you. The bank of definitions for success expands and changes as you grow and come to know yourself deeply.
From Self Love To Success
How does self love lead to success? Here are 5 reasons behind the mindset and how self love contributes to success.
1. Self love breaks down your barriers.
“You are your own worst critic.” That’s a familiar phrase… and it rings true with good reason. The more you beat down on yourself, the less likely you are to feel motivated about taking the steps forward towards your goals.
With that constant beatdown, you slip into the mindset of What’s the point if I can’t get this one thing right? Life is hard and heavy, but there’s so much power in recognizing when you’re beating yourself up.
Sit with your feelings, process them, and remind yourself what you are capable of when self criticism doesn’t take hold of you.
2. Brain research links self love with success.
According to Forbes.com, in their look at the link between self love and success, they touch on a study reported by brain researchers.
They explain, “Studies show that self-love and self-affirmations serve as “cognitive expanders,” allowing us to talk to ourselves the way we might speak to someone else so that the judgment voice isn’t the only story we tell ourselves. As a result, self-love provides the fuel that boosts our moods, job performance and achievement.”
3. Self love allows for self discipline.
Goals without a plan are just wishes. Without self love, you can confuse wishful thinking (and no payout) with bad luck, and failure, among other negative things. It’s easy to step over your desires and needs when you haven’t created a window of opportunity for yourself.
That window closes are stays shut the longer you shut out self love.
4. You’re more likely to accomplish your goals.
Thrive Global puts this point into perspective. When you practice self love, you are rewiring your mind. The mindset shift creates more room for you to breathe and see what you’re capable of.
They shared, “The result is more confidence and a higher sense of belief in your capabilities and the outcomes of what you are creating. When you have become someone who fiercely believes in yourself and your work, there is literally nothing you can’t do, and the results are limitless.”
5. Self love contributes to a healthy life.
Cortisol is the stress hormone, and point blank: Without self love, you’re more likely to experience high levels of stress. Chronic stress can take a toll on your mental, emotional, and physical resilience.
The consequences can vary from person to person. One person could develop chronic stress in a way that crashes their immune system, making them easily sick. Another person’s chronic stress could get in the way of making meaningful connections with others.
Step back to see the big picture, and chronic stress can put a damper on your goals. That’s why there’s so much to say about hustle culture and what it does to people from a wellness perspective.
Now, it’s starting to click with people that you can strive for success without breaking yourself.
What We Recommend
If you want to get serious about the relationship you have with yourself, the Self Love Spark is the 90-Day Journal for you. It’s broken into three parts and includes self care activities, journaling pages, and more, all to encourage a better sense of self love and self worth.
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