You’ll be amazed but ‘how to love yourself’ is one of the most frequent searches on Google. Clearly, people don’t love themselves, or they don’t know how to go about it. But you’re in luck! Take a look at 12 things that might help you love yourself better than ever.
1. Accept compliments.
When someone says something nice to you, simply utter a ‘thank you.’ Don’t respond with something like, ‘no, that’s not true’ or ‘ I don’t believe you.’ You tend to demean yourself while adhering to the latter.
2. Don’t try to be a perfectionist.
Firstly, achieving perfection is not possible. And if you try to be a perfect person, you will never be satisfied with the person you are. So give up on this.
3. There is nothing wrong with failures. Accept them.
Just don’t try to justify them. Get over them right away.
4. Resolve issues with family members.
Dealing with you issues will make you feel more secure about yourself.
5. Highlight your strengths.
Figure out that one thing you are an expert at and try to master it even further. You will be surprised at how much this can help improve your confidence.
6. Stop comparing yourself with others.
Don’t compare yourself to that colleague who has an MBA from an elite business school. If at all you must compare yourself with someone, then compare yourself with the person you were yesterday.
7. You cannot please everyone. Don’t even try.
Someone or the other will always have complaints. Moreover, you won’t meet like minded people everywhere. Make yourself happy and continue about your life.
8. Notice the little things in life.
Pay attention to the things around you. Notice the sunrise, sunset and the moonlit sky and other such things that never caught your eye. You’ll realise that you have been missing out on a lot of beautiful things.
9. Do the things you haven’t done, but wanted to do.
Watch that movie or read that book you have been meaning to since forever. Stop planning, and start doing instead. This is the toughest thing to do, but if you succeed then you will be way better off.
10. Spend more time outdoors.
Fresh air can make a lot of difference. In fact, staying indoors can be boring and depressing.
11. Decide on how to deal with a bad day.
You should have some things planned for your not-so-good days. Especially if they are frequent. Don’t have unrealistic things on the list. Simple things like reading fairy tales, colouring, putting on some red lipstick, watching a cartoon or re-visiting old photographs. Nostalgia can cure any mood swing.
12. Believe in yourself.
You have to convince yourself that you deserve to be loved. And this can only be achieved when you learn to respect yourself. Be active, step out of your comfort zone and smile more often because that person in the mirror deserves to be handled with care.