And that’s what self-love is about and how you can start doing it routinely. Are you ready to love yourself more?
What does it mean to love yourself? Our Fri-YAY session has the answers. Read here!
Sometimes, we would put others before ourselves, but is that the best thing to do? As the saying goes, “love yourself first before you love others”. It’s still good to think about others, however, we mustn’t forget to consider our own importance first. What exactly does it mean in doing this? Our Fri-YAY session answers all that.
On February, coinciding with the month of Valentines, our HR team held the Fri-YAY! session on the topic of “But First, Love Yourself”. As speaker for this event is our HR Director, Wiwik Wahyuni, to talk about self-love. Accompanying her were several members of the HR team in moderating questions from the chat. Let’s take a look at the points that were discussed.
What is Self-Love?
Wiwik explains how self-love is about accepting ourselves fully and treating ourselves with kindness and respect while also nurturing our own growth and wellbeing. It’s not only how we treat ourselves, but also about our own thoughts and feelings.
In the session, Wiwik brought up a fact that most of the world suffer from low self-esteem. Having this trait is a common denominator for addictive and abusive behaviour, which is why it’s important to learn to love ourselves more.
What are Wiwik’s secrets for self-love?
- Understand yourself, your values in life, and your mission
- Choose to be happy and positive
- Practice your gratitude daily
- Prioritize your health & wellness
- Challenge yourself more
- Reward yourself once in a while
Is Self-Love the same as Selfish?
According to Wiwik, they are two different things altogether. Being selfish is about:
Believing you’re better than others
- Won’t acknowledge or take responsibility for our mistakes and flaws
- Lacking empathy for others
- Seeking extra amounts of external validation
While self-love is more of:
- It’s not about showing off how great you are
- Loving ourselves in a healthy way means knowing our flaws and mistakes. After that, we care and accept ourselves despite our imperfections
- Self-love doesn’t prevent you from caring for others. It means you give yourself the same kindness that you give to others.
How can we put self-love into practice?
Wiwik believes that practicing self-love is to reduce some common challenges. These includes putting other people’s happiness first, being afraid to change, being too self-critical, not noticing your feelings, and having less time to do something for yourself.
When we reduce those challenges, we can be able to be more self-loving. Here’s a glimpse of a personal self-love plan for you to do:
- Assess how you feel about yourself
- Plan your habits and activities that you should do for yourself
- Live that plan in your daily life
- Adjust your self-love habits according to your priorities
If you have a daily routine for your self-love activities, you’ll be able to practice it well.
You learn, you evolve! Learning English isn’t like watching a scary movie anymore!
Let’s learn the English language better! Since December 2021, the Operations team has developed an English Class to support different functions and areas. Ariani Dwi Puteri (Sustainability & Social Impact Specialist) has been teaching English for drivers of the company, and from the start of 2022 she has also been teaching our Office Boys, Security, and Technicians.
They were all encouraged to understand English and be able to speak up the language. And limited vocabularies weren’t a problem. The main idea of the class was to evoke the output of speaking English.
What curriculums did the class have?
Starting in 2022, the participants were given a full series of curriculums called Learning of Virtual English (LOVE), such as: Speak English Confidently, Basic Conversation, Listen & Talk, E-mail Correspondence, and Debate in English.
What did the participants think?
From the sessions, everyone who joined enjoyed the learning process. There were lots of smiles and laughs, along with them actively participating and contributing to the classes. Moreover, everyone supported each other to speak up and no one’s thoughts were left behind.
The aim of learning English with this class is to help them build the confidence inside them & enhance their English skill. And of course, what they need the most is a place to practice their English proficiency and full of support without judgement.
Let’s check out some participants testimonies!
“Very satisfying because the explanations were clear.” said Boy Martavira (Office Boy).
“Everything went well. It was full of interactions between participants and the mentor. The mentor made us confident to communicate despite our limited English and with no judgement. I think this is the most important thing. So, thank you Ariani.” said Adisti Karina (Sales Trainer).
“The activities were great and fitting. Every participant gets an opportunity for sharing and practice. Presentation slides include pictures so that participants can easily visualize the situation for sharing. The materials are few because it has more practices.” said Jonathan Isaacs (Sales Trainer).
“Very satisfied because I can understand grammars again more that has to be used in a conversation.” said Rifqi Naufal (Sales Trainer).
The English class sounds fun, right? So, are you ready to be part of English Class in Home Credit Indonesia? Stay tuned for the upcoming English program for all! From Operations team with LOVE (Learning of Virtual English).