Low self-esteem has been linked to a variety of mental health disorders, resulting in symptoms like social withdrawal, anxiety, self-neglect, a compulsive obsession and concern with self-image, and a reluctance to take on new challenges, to name a few.
I recently reached out to you my Instagram followers to discuss their biggest self-love challenges and how to overcome them. One topic that came up was how to improve your overall mental well-being. Specifically, there were a lot of questions surrounding how to love and accept yourself unconditionally.
Now before I dive deep into this topic, if you haven’t already watched my video on ‘What Unconditional Love Really Means.’ I highly recommend you do so.
The reason I recommend watching this video first is that if you are unclear on what unconditional love is, it’s going to be difficult for you to apply the advice that I’m about to share in this video.
Conditional love only lasts as long as specific rules and conditions are met. These rules and requirements are often subconscious. They are beliefs and values that we learned as a direct result of the way that we were loved during our childhood. Unlike unconditional love, conditional love is based on the expectation of certain behaviors or expressions.
Unconditional love is about releasing judgment and expectation and learning to separate the individual from the behavior.
To learn more about how to love and accept yourself unconditionally, what the video above.