Love Yourself First

Stress Relief Tool – Love Yourself First

When you love yourself first you reduce your stress in the process.

Think back to any commercial flight you may have taken. One of the flight attendants would have either spoken the pre-flight safety instructions, or you would have watched a video of these instructions. Either way, when the part about the oxygen masks deploying came up, the instructions say to put the mask on yourself before putting it on a child (or someone acting like a child – but I digress).

The reason for this instruction is because you may not be able to function if you don’t take care of yourself first. And if you are not able to function, you cannot help your child.

The same goes for loving yourself. If you don’t love yourself first, you are going to have a much more difficult time sustaining love for others. This was an epiphany learning moment for me when I entered a 12-Step recovery program called ACA way back in 1990. When I entered the program, I didn’t like myself and I carried a lot of anger. The program taught me to first like myself and then love myself and not feel selfish about making this action my priority. I credit the ACA program for truly saving my life.

When self-love becomes a habit, you can experience the following positive changes in your life:

  • Anger will minimize
  • You will finally forgive and be forgiven
  • You’ll find acceptance
  • You’ll start to feel better and more energized
  • Gratitude will enter your life
  • You won’t judge others
  • Your creativity blossoms
  • You’ll be more comfortable with change
  • Find joy
  • True love may find you

So start loving yourself first and reduce your stress in the process.

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Please note that there is no guarantee a particular stress relief tool will work for you. Thus you must take complete responsibility for using them and for your own physical and emotional wellbeing. Further, Professor Pete Alexander is not a licensed health professional. Please consult qualified health practitioners regarding your use of any stress relief technique. Medical advice must only be obtained from a physician or qualified health practitioner.

Posted by Professor Pete Alexander

A seasoned professional with over 35 years of Sales, Marketing, Educational and Entrepreneurial experience, Pete has battled the negative effects of stress head-on and has developed the LIGHTEN™ stress relief model that motivates his peers to better protect their health and handle challenging situations with grace and success.

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