Here is how to love yourself more
We all talk about self-love but how well do we really understand it? For many of us, self-love may be a selfish concept so we even avoid talking about it. In reality, it is about accepting and appreciating who you are, flaws and all. Here are tips to help you practice self-love:
Always make time to do things that bring you joy and fulfillment. For example, get enough sleep, eat a balanced diet, stay active by working out regularly and always have some me time. When you take care of yourself, you are basically telling yourself that you are worth it and deserve all the happiness in the world.
It is said comparison is the killer of joy. Comparing yourself to others, who will always be different, can diminish your self-worth and make you feel worthless. In this day and age of social media, which is a big driver of comparison, choose to instead focus on your journey.
It is important to celebrate your wins, no matter how big or small. Do not forget to pat yourself on the back every once in a while.
Have positive thoughts
Positive thoughts boost your self-esteem and make you feel better about yourself. Be kind, gentle, and accepting of who you are. For example, you can choose to a have a daily where you every day write positive affirmations. Even when you do not think you have achieved anything, write the little that you might have succeeded at that day.
When you surround yourself with people who make you feel good about yourself and accept you for who you are, it increases your confidence. Spend time with family and friends who make you feel good about yourself and avoid those who bring you down.
Treat yourself with kindness
Since everyone makes mistakes, do not be too hard on yourself when you make mistakes. It does not mean you are a terrible person; it just means there is something new to learn from this experience.
Follow your passion and hobbies
These include writing, painting, dance or anything else that makes you happy. These activities will make you feel good about yourself and give you a sense of accomplishment. It is the same with career choices; choose a career that you are passionate about.
When someone pays you a compliment, it makes you feel good about yourself. Do not be afraid to accept compliments from others.
Gratitude helps you appreciate the blessings in your life, which can help you feel good about yourself. Take time every day to appreciate what you have.