We all struggle with loving ourselves from time to time. In fact, we can be our worst enemies because we put ourselves down regularly. It is hard not to do when everywhere you look there are people that are better looking, smarter, successful, and more talented than you. But that is where you’re missing the point. Yeah, I’m sure that those people are great, but so are you! Don’t roll your eyes. It’s true! What makes you fantastic is that you are uniquely you. Stop fighting yourself and learn to love instead. Here’s how:
Accept & Embrace Your Flaws
Your so called flaws are what makes you an individual and sets you apart from the rest. I am personally a rebel at heart and always thought that fitting in is a waste of time. I’d rather be myself and happy than worry about what someone else might think. You should do the same. Look in that mirror and point out all of the things you don’t like. Now, say something kind about those flaws. What you’re doing is changing the way you think. Turning your perspective from a negative one to a positive one. Which brings me to my second point…
Stop Being a Debbie Downer
Believe it or not, you have a lot of control over your mood. Being miserable and hating yourself is not the way to live. Stop with this poor attitude. Every day, wake up and choose to see the good in all things. Every time a bad thought enters your mind, find the positivity in it.
Hold Your Head Up
Things aren’t as bad as you may think they are. It’s all a matter of perspective and how you choose to view life. Walk with your head held high and be proud of who you are. Doing this will improve your self confidence. Pretty soon your confidence will be through the roof!
Having goals will give you something to look forward to and be excited for. When you achieve them, you will feel so proud and motivated to do more.
Nothing is better than making someone else smile because that smile is proof that you make their day better, even if it was just for a moment. Complement a stranger, help others, pay it forward, or just smile at people you pass. Spread the cheer and you’ll see how that changes your day. The favor may be returned one day. Who knows?
Limit Your Time On Social Media
Social media is not a bad thing as long as you don’t let it overcome you. Don’t compare yourself to others. They are all:
1. Sharing a skewed favorable glimpse into their lives. You’re only seeing what they want you to see and not the whole story.
2. They are human too. They are not perfect either.
3. Instead of comparing and coveting, congratulate and be happy for them.
Pat Your Own Back
It’s rare when we receive recognition for our accomplishments. If you have mastered a goal, no matter how small, be sure to celebrate and tell yourself “Good job!”. You deserve it!
In order to love yourself, you have to change some habits and the way you think. Making any change can be difficult, but stick with it, kick self-doubt to the curb, and invite appreciation in. Good vibes only.