5 Ways to Love Yourself
Ciao lovelies! Today we’re going over 5 ways to love yourself, which will improve your self-confidence (though eventually there will be a post about that as well), and will generally improve your outlook on life, as it is easier to be positive and happy when you are happy with yourself!
So let’s get started with self-love!
Beating yourself up over small mistakes you make will only further develop into unhealthy behaviors and lead to anxiety and depression. Remember that you are human and “to err is human,” and that likely those small mistakes won’t ruin your life or anything!
Put down your diet books, stop reading those harmful “articles,” stop listening to hateful comments. I want you to right now look into the mirror, look at your body type long and carefully. What are you thinking? Are you thinking something hateful? Or something sad? STOP! I mean it. Look at yourself. Say aloud “This is my body type, it is beautiful, I am beautiful. I am healthy.” Or, alternatively, if you want to lose or gain weight for HEALTH reasons, say “This is my body type, it is beautiful now, but I must make small changes for my health and that’s okay. I am beautiful before and after, it is just my health. But I am still beautiful.” Do this every day, I mean it! Either when you wake up in the morning, or before you go to bed at night.
Do you dislike certain features of your face? Do you hate your eye color? You shouldn’t! These things are a part of YOU! And they deserve love just like all your features! Think of each of your features as a sad cat (or other sweet, adorable animal.) Would you tell a cat that you hated it? No! And you shouldn’t hate your features either. Your features are a part of you!
4. Fake it til you make it!
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Yeah, I know, “cliché alert!” But seriously, this is a tried and true method! I’ll give a personal example. I’m insecure of my appearance, but I pretend not to be to help myself actually not be insecure. Recently I dyed my hair black and got a comment saying I looked 45. I wanted to be upset but I knew that if I got upset, I would focus on the bad things and not the positive things. So instead of being sad, I simply said to myself “Well I must be the damn best looking 45-year-old I’ve ever seen!” and just like that, instead of feeling down about myself, I was happy and laughing again! All it takes is a little humor and casual aura to turn insults into things you just shrug off and laugh at later.
Every time you want to think negatively about yourself, think about your friends. Would you say the things you’re about to say to yourself to your friends? Likely, the answer is no. So, treat yourself like one of your friends! Give yourself the love and kindness you’d give to a friend!
What do you lovelies think? Will you try these ideas to increase your love for yourself?
I think soon I will make a post with some phrases to repeat every day!
Would you all use affirmations? Tell me below in the comments!
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