Embracing Self-Love and Being
As we start a new year, we are looking forward to a new chapter, and possibly a new book, in our life. The thing is that the person that got us here, our current self, is not the person that can get us there. The person that got us here and only do more of the same.
For us to create something new, we have to be able to be in a new way. The new self can create our new chapter, our best year yet. A way to the new self is through embracing self-love and being.
Part of our human experience is to continue to grow more into who we really are. To continue to evolve. Shedding the slumber, the character defenses, the defense mechanisms, and other unconscious patterns to become our best self. This is the pursuit of self-growth.
I’m looking at the pursuit of self-growth as having two key components:
- Self-love practice for our being.
- Personal development practice for our becoming.
This month’s series will focus on our self-love practice, with today defining self-love and setting us up for a deep dive into developing a rich practice that really honors who we are and takes care of us.
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Self-love has to do with:
- Self-honoring: Respecting and honoring ourselves - our values, our needs, our body, our feelings, our intuition, our perspectives, our space, our time, our preferences, our wishes, our dreams, and so on.
- Self-management: Taking full responsibility for ourselves - with learning how to properly manage ourselves and strive for excellence and high performance.
- Self-care: Taking care of ourselves - with having a wholistic self-care practice that generates vitality, health, and wellbeing.
- Self-connection: Having a strong relationship with ourselves - with fully knowing and accepting all parts of ourselves, with keeping our own company, with having our own back, with being more present, with nurturing ourselves.
Each of these can be a whole newsletter or blog in and of themselves. Nonetheless, we’ll be covering some aspect of each in the coming weeks, starting today with respecting and honoring ourselves.
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Emma K. Viglucci, LMFT is the Founder and Director of Metropolitan Marriage & Family Therapy, PLLC, a private practice that specializes in working with couples. She is the creator of the MetroRelationship philosophy and the Successful Couple Strategy that help couples succeed at their relationship and their life. To stay connected with her and receive weekly connection notes in your inbox with personal development and relationship enrichment insights and strategies, visit www.metrorelationship.com.
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Metropolitan Marriage & Family Therapy, PLLC
I've been in the mental health field in varying capacities for the past 20+ years. I'm the Founder and Director of MetroRelationship.com a psychotherapy and coaching practice specializing in working with busy professional and entrepreneurial couples who are struggling getting on the same page and feeling connected. Our Team at MetroRelationship.com helps couples create a radiant and authentic relationship and meaningful life by becoming a strong partnership and increasing their connection, intimacy, and fun. I... Continue Reading
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