Self-love is the practice of acting in alignment with your own happiness. It is a topic that people shy away from, as it is often confused with conceit or arrogance. In fact, those two traits can be the first signs of a lack of true self-love. It is not about waking up in the morning with the urge to hug yourself; it is simply the practice of treating yourself and speaking to yourself the same way you would your best friend.

When you make a mistake, do you beat yourself up about it and remind yourself of all the reasons why you should give up trying, or do you coach yourself, offering the words needed to ensure you come back stronger?

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