For many of us, the concept of self-love evokes images of unconventional people like hippies or books that talk about self-help. But, many psychologists and studies in psychology testify that self-love and compassion are key for mental health and well-being, and help keep depression and anxiety under control. Leo is a stringent believer that we need to nurture both ourselves and others to be able to be our best selves.
“We are all meant to be great in this life. As kids, we know that, but somewhere along the way you believed someone’s lie that you are not enough.”
Here are the three things that Leo religiously follows and suggests that people follow them too.
- Reach out to your near and dear ones!
Leo staunchly believes in keeping close to those around you and has made it a habit to reach out to 3 loved ones a day. He also keeps up with 3 people in his network to maintain the relationship.
- Food provides the ultimate comfort.
Whenever Leo has the chance to live in his apartment in Phoenix, he tries to cook 3 times a day despite his busy schedule. This way, not only is he able to experiment with different cuisines but also feels relieved.
You might be wondering how cooking is soothing and helps you and the ones around you? Well, cooking at home, or other places is good both for physical as well your mental health as it is an act of patience, mindfulness, an outlet for creative expression, a means of communication, and helps to raise one’s self-esteem as the cook can feel good about doing something positive for their family, themselves or loved ones.
We often find ourselves questioning if we love ourselves? Or is lack of self-love affecting our happiness, motivation, and self-esteem?
A lack of self-love doesn’t only affect you, it also affects your relationships. How could you feel the love from others around you when you don’t love yourself?
We all know and agree that practicing self-love is important, but not every one of us knows how to do that.
And here is where books, especially the ones about care, devotion, development, and inspiration come in handy.
And by now you must have guessed that Leo Valentino is an avid reader. He reads every single day! Even if it is for a mere 30 minutes.