February 4, 2015 • by Glen Ivy Contributor
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, some of us may be in new relationships, some of us might be married for 20 years, and others of us might be single and open to love. No matter your relationship status, however, the most important thing is for us to work on improving our relationships with ourselves. Glen Ivy Hot Springs tapped UCLA grad, Pilates & Yoga expert, Structural Integrator, and wellness guru Leila Shukur to share with us a few tips on how to learn to love yourself. Self-love comes in all sorts of shapes. By taking care of ourselves, carving out time for ourselves, and making sure to listen to and recognize our own needs, we are able to create a positive relationship to ourselves! When we truly love ourselves, the world is opened up with possibilities. Before I walk you through some of my tips for creating a more positive relationship with yourself, I have a set of rules to adhere to.
Try not to make any comparison. When you start a new beginning with yourself, you want to not compare yourself to a past you. Just start fresh. Next, just delete the need to try to understand yourself. If you are driven by a need to understand, you will never be happy. There is no need to understand why or why not. The human condition wants us to be a really cerebral person, but you need to stop trying to understand, and learn to accept yourself unconditionally, and with a sense of humor. Once you find a sign of a sense of humor in yourself, the process will be much more fun. Allow yourself to make fun of yourself! With that said, here are three key steps to creating the best you.
This article was contributed by Leila Shukur, UCLA grad, Pilates & Yoga expert, Structural Integrator, and wellness guru