Everyone is obsessed with living longer. There is a fear of death as there is an obsession with diets, exercise and achieving certain life goals before a certain age. None of that really matters. There’s really only one way to live longer:
How do you do that?
Well, self- love is many things. Self-care, self-health, self-growth are good synonyms.
We must first define love. what is love to you? “Love is what you make and with whom you make it” – Love Jones quote. My Mom would say, “God is Love.” What do you believe? Once you know what it is to you, we can move forward in the loving.
You are three parts to equal one.
1. Love Your Body
Consider all the things your body is doing right now. It is breathing, digesting, storing memories, circulating blood all without your active input. It does so much for you, what can you do for it? I honor my body with yoga. I love my body by eating things to make it run faster and smoother. I honor my body but not ingesting harmful products. How can you honor yours?
2. Love Your Mind
Be conscious of your thoughts. Your thoughts become your beliefs and your beliefs become your actions. Thoughts are so powerful, as shown by the experiment by Dr. Maroto. Try writing down your thoughts for one day. Are they positive? Are they uplifting? Are they something you would be embarrassed to share? Write empowering things on flashcards and hide them in your room for you to find later. For example” You are Love. Or You are beautiful. It may seem dumb now, but telling yourself things like this matter. After all, a mind is indeed a terrible thing to waste.
3. Love Your Spirit
Where you’re religious or not. You have a spirit, an aura, or an energy. You can’t see it, but you can feel it. It is you. Without you, you would not be. How can you love your spirit? It could mean reading your bible once a day. This could be meditating. This could be being aware of your emotions and accepting how you feel is important. Sometimes we work too hard to suppress how we feel. You are allowed to feel. Listen to your internal GPS and go where it’s leading you.
It’s that simple. A lost mind, a broken spirit and unhealthy body will shave innumerable years off your life! Do yourself a favor and define love for yourself TODAY. No time like the present.