Self love is an extremely complicated concept- it’s not something that comes naturally to any of us. We learn to be kind and gentle to ourselves gradually over time. One thing that makes me realise that I should not be putting too much pressure on myself is having a conversation with my inner monologue and ask myself- would I give the same advice to my best friends, or would I encourage my closest friends to continue living in the space where they bring themselves down?

While “self love” and “prioritising yourself” are notions that are shoved down our throats on a daily basis thanks to social media – learning what serves you and slowing down can help us take some steps in the right direction. And while we process and follow our path to love and celebrate ourselves, it not only makes us feel connected to our subconscious but also improves our relationship with the people around us.

As fan favourite Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City famously stated “The most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself.” While it is a challenge finding the time and energy to devote to yourself , here are some of the ways you can prioritise and celebrate your energy.


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Celebrate little accomplishments

Everything you do matters and being conscious of little tasks we do makes us self aware. Even the littlest things like saying ‘no’ to something you don’t wish to do can count as a self love practice.

Treat yourself

Whether it’s food, a vacation or pampering yourself at the salon- treating yourself once in a while and rewarding yourself with something you have wanted for yourself since some time now is known to induce endorphins in your body. While the idea is to treat yourself and do something nice for yourself, attaching a goal and pampering yourself post completion of the task so it feels even more rewarding.

Set boundaries

Setting boundaries is the hardest thing to ace, and it is even harder if you are planning to set boundaries with something you have close attachment to. Setting boundaries can mean a lot of different things- from removing yourself from situations that no longer serve you to simple practices like setting a time limit to your social media usage. Setting boundaries with yourself and other people will give you time to focus on other activities and leads to less stress and drama in your life.