It’s that 4-letter word that holds an enormous amount of meaning in all of our lives. There are the people we love… the things we love to do… the places we love to visit…
Love truly has the ability to consume our everyday lives. But sometimes, love can start to feel like it’s stalling.
Maybe you are still searching for your soulmate. Or you’ve been longing to put the spark back into your existing relationship. Even in the happiest of relationships or strongest of friendships, sometimes, feeling the love just isn’t there.
Well, some of the best relationship advice someone gave me is that love starts from within, so don’t be fooled by cuffing season, especially as the winter months approach. The reason is that it’s better to love when you are ready and not just when you’re lonely. And that’s why I’m going to show you how to attract more love in your life so you can start feeling the love all year-round.
1. Find your inner child
Have you ever paid attention to the look on a child’s face when they’re playing? Or the pure excitement they exude when they are having a good time with friends? When life gets busy, it can be easy to forget about the playful child that lives within all of us. So by welcoming back the playful nature you experienced as a child, you are welcoming back the rawest and most pure form of love. So get out there and play!
Things, like joining a recreational sports team or going dancing, are excellent ways to attract love in your life. Just make sure that whatever you are doing, you are having fun. And you never know the new people you can meet or new relationships that will form, simply by putting yourself out there and doing things that bring a smile to your face.
2. Look for the good (in every situation)
Do you find it hard to see the good in every situation? If you answered yes, that’s okay and totally understandable. It can be hard to train your mind to see the good in situations that erupt negative emotions in us. But it’s important to start getting in the mode of seeing the good, no matter what. There are always going to be times when our thoughts and emotions are tested, but remember, there is always so much to be learned.
So how does this attract more love? Well, you first must look at the big picture, accept what happened, and then move on. Dwelling on a small moment never really matters when you choose to see love in a bigger picture. When you include love and a lesson learned in any situation, you are that much more likely to keep that mentality in everything you do. So don’t beat yourself up over something beyond your control, because you always have it in you to choose a solution that reveals the most love. That means less judgment and more forgiveness to make room for love.
Let’s not forget what we’ve learned from the Law of Attraction: thoughts become things. So the more you think about love and speak it out into the universe, the more love you will receive in return. And what better way to manifest more love than to recite love affirmations?
Here are some of my favorites, but feel free to make them even more personal and come up with some of your own:
I am worthy of everything I receive.
I see greatness in others and myself.
I have meaningful friendships.
I get along well with others.
I am special and unique.
I am beautiful.
I am worthy of love.
I am grateful.
I invite greatness into my life.
My family loves and respects me.
My spouse adores me.
I am fun to spend time with.
4. Evaluate your relationships
In order to bring more love into your life, you also have to make sure you are surrounding yourself with the right people. So it’s okay to weed out those who do not serve you. It can be easy to get used to or just deal with certain people’s ways, but often, we are blinded by the negative effects they have on our lives. So, to love sometimes means to let go.
It may be a good time to slow down and think about all of the people in your life that bring you love, along with those who do not. It’s important to protect your energy, so take time to evaluate the people in your life and focus on the strong and healthy relationships. You may be surprised by how much more room you have for love when you remove the relationships that are sabotaging your inner peace. Remember, surround yourself with love to attract more love.
5. Give (expecting nothing in return)
Giving makes my heart full, more than receiving ever could. That’s why giving is genuinely one of the best things you can do in life. It’s one of those things that you don’t realize how truly good it feels until you do it. So when you have the opportunity to give, give with a full, loving heart and expect nothing in return.
Things, like giving a hug, writing a love note to a special person in your life, or even just being there to listen to a friend, are all amazing ways to bring more love into your life. When you give, you are not only adding to someone else’s life, but you are inspiring and cultivating more love and kindness in the world. So let that love radiate! And trust me, it’s contagious. Even the smallest act of giving can have an exponential impact on the world in which we live.
6. Love Yourself
Taking care of yourself is loving yourself, and you can take care of yourself in so many different ways. No matter what it is, as long as you are putting yourself first, the more love you can expect to receive.
That means doing more of what you enjoy - which doesn’t necessarily mean including others. You can practice self-care in the form of taking a walk, reading, listening to music, sleeping in on the weekend, enjoying a cup of coffee, meditating, and so on. Just the act of spending time alone and practicing self-care, can instantly boost your mood and fill your love cup. Again, love starts from within, so you don’t always need a companion to feel loved.
This also includes taking care of yourself in the form of nutrition, exercise, and mental well-being. So get out there and move, or cook yourself a healthy meal. By doing this, you limit the outside forces that may be pulling your mind away from positive thinking, like watching the news or mindless television. Just like investing in the stock market or even a new home, you have to keep a close eye on things to make sure they are thriving. So keep a close eye on Y-O-U, and don’t be afraid to invest in yourself. You matter, so let’s aim to love ourselves every day.
I don’t know about you, but right now, I can totally feel the love in the air. And with that being said, I want you to know exactly what it feels like to manifest the most loving, passionate, and unshakable relationships.
That’s why I want to invite you to take advantage of the Love Abundance Program. It’s going to be your secret weapon to giving your life the loving boost it deserves.
So here’s to health, happiness, abundance, and more love!
Natalie Ledwell is a best selling author, speaker and successful entrepreneur. She's passionate about helping others to achieve their greatest dreams and ambitions through her personal development programs and her online TV show, The Inspiration Show.