In this month dominated by themes of love, it’s important to remember the power of self love. When you’re trying to motivate yourself to drag yourself to the gym or cut those calories, a dose of self love might be the missing boost you need.
In an analysis published in the journal Health Psychology, self compassion is linked to better health behaviors and outcomes.
We often think that tough love is the fuel for self improvement. But research is suggesting that being kind to yourself leads to healthier actions. It is believed that self love can improve our ability to regulate behaviors, allowing you to stay on the path towards a healthier you.
Instead of being self critical, embrace your journey towards self improvement. The road will not be smooth, but a little compassion can make the bumps a lot more manageable.