Self-love is not just about updating your insta bio with self-love hashtags or posting content related to this. It is all about your inner self which conveys that "I'm enough, I'm unique".
The Love Yourself campaign has been a great part of my life, by flipping my life upside down just like how it enlightened others' lives too. Through the Love Yourself campaign, BTS, aka Bangtan Sonyeondan, have brought light to people's lives and uplifted their spirit of uniqueness just like how they did to me.
Each member of BTS has left us a few thoughts which can be better called the "waymakers of our life" and I present a few of these as the 7 golden steps.
The first golden step is from the leader of BTS, Kim Namjoon: "Like most people, I've made many mistakes in my life. I have many faults and I have many more fears, but I'm gonna embrace myself as hard as I can and I'm starting to live myself gradually little by little". This step by Namjoon gave me a little realization that I too have many fears of self-doubt. I feared facing everyone as I always doubted myself, whether I'm good or bad. But now I'm standing in front of all in the classroom or in the seminar hall with zero fears.
The second golden step by Kim Soekjin who addresses himself as "Worldwide handsome". Do you feel the energy when you hear it? He also admitted that he has a habit of standing in front of the mirror and telling himself "You look fabulous". Actually, this must be the first step in self-love. When you learn to appreciate yourself automatically the world likes you. Practicing this for a few months still hasn't lost its power.
The third golden step is given to us by Min Yoongi, aka Suga: "Comparing yourself with others is one of the simplest and quickest way to make you miserable" That's true...I too had the habit of comparing myself with others during my schooling but not now. Now I used to tap my own shoulders and say "You did well, I appreciate you".
The fourth golden step, by Jung Hosoek, is that he learned a lot about self only during the making of the Love Yourself project. Self-love to him is spending time with creatures who cannot talk. This can be applied to our lives too. In my life, I started to grow some saplings in a small garden beside my home. I used to spend quality time with them and shower them with some positive affirmation. This indirectly powers you.
The fifth golden step by Park Jimin is "I realize that it's about loving myself that's really important and loving and cherishing myself is what opens my door". As we all know Jimin struggled with loving himself. He taught us that the only way to treat yourself with kindness is to treat others with love. That can change your way of thinking.
The sixth golden step by Kim Taehyung is "You can't be trapped in someone else dream". You should make yourself the priority among others. So that you will learn about your uniqueness.
The seventh Golden step, by Jeon Jungkook, is "Self-love isn't selfish, it's important".During my childhood, I considered self-love selfish. But when we mature and understand we will learn how it is important in shaping our life.
As for me, a girl boosted with self-love and confidence which she learned from BTS, I penned these 7 golden steps so that they may bring at least a minor change in you. And at last whatever happens "You are you". And that's the only thing that matters.