How much do we truly love ourselves?
Sometimes, when something goes wrong, we can’t help but constantly blame ourselves. The constant thought of “if only” this or “if only” that runs through our heads. And sometimes it could be constantly thinking that you’re just simply not good enough.
Where you see constant impeccable pictures on social media and can’t help but compare yourselves to them.
Loving yourself is something so basic yet so difficult to do, Ironic isn’t it? When it comes to loving everyone else. We do so amazingly, but when it comes to ourselves we fall short. But with hard work, it’s possible to start loving yourself.
That is why we’ve come up with 5 ways to love yourself:
1. Accept Your Flaws
The very first step of self-love comes with finally accepting yourself for who you are. None of us are perfect. We’re all a little flawed in our own ways. Whatever past emotional pain you might have gone through, they aren’t there to bring you down. But instead, they’re there to make you the very strong person you are. Though it may seem easy to find thousands of harsh words to define ourselves, we should also focus on the good qualities that we have in us. Remember that everything happens to you for a reason!
2. Stop. Comparing. Yourself
It’s embedded into us homosapiens to constantly compare our past failures and achievements with other people. But, little do you know that’s one of the very major impediments that hinders you from loving yourself. Instead of comparing yourself all the time, why not try to appreciate the things that you already have. Your friends might be rich but perhaps you’re rich in so many other ways; in love, in having a beautiful family. Constantly celebrate the things you have and avoid comparing yourself to others.
3. Constantly Practice Self-Care
I can’t stress how important it is to constantly take care of our own body, mind, and soul. Just a small dedication of time every single day is the first step to loving ourselves. Perhaps you can ask yourself, If I loved myself more, I would be It could be getting a manicure, exercising, or even quitting a bad habit! Jot down at least 10 things and pick 2 out of the 10 to focus on and see if your life can start changing for the better.
4. Pick The Right Friends
As much as we want to constantly keep all of our friends. We have to eventually cut some of the toxic friends out of our lives. They might be the very setback of the progression of our lives. They are the people who constantly pour negative energy into our lives and if you are constantly with them, this energy may be absorbed by you. Which is not an environment we want to pride ourselves in, if we truly want to love ourselves. Stay away from toxic people and evaluate how that changes your life for the better.
5. Have Some “ME” Time
Despite how fun and boisterous it is being together with your friends. Sometimes, having some alone time and being your very own friend is one of the most radical ways to love yourself. Turn off your phone and close that laptop of yours and just focus on yourself. It might seem uncomfortable at first but, you’ll see how therapeutic it actually is. When you finally love being alone, you won’t need to depend on anyone to fill that void in your life. Instead, you’ll handpick your friends and hang with them only when you feel like it.
Do you love yourself in a different way? Let us know how in the comments below
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