15 January 2015

HOW TO LOVE YOURSELF


Loving yourself is an important part of enjoying and getting the most out of your life. It's also crucial for getting and maintaining satisfying relationships with others. Loving yourself is mainly having self-respect, which is the only dependable way to create love in your own life. To be able to be loved, you must love and respect yourself as much as you do others.

Stop trying to be perfect. Stop criticizing yourself for being less than perfect. Always do your best, but not reaching perfection is not failure. Just follow all the steps below, and don't let anyone's expectations of you put any pressure on you. Remember that no matter what, you will always be perfect just the way you are, flaws and all.

Stop comparing yourself to others. Everyone on this earth is unique. We all have different gifts. When you compare yourself to others, it makes you feel bad about yourself. When you compare yourself to others for what they have, whether it is a car, a house, a mate, children, money, good height, a good physique or intelligence, or a job, it makes you feel low self esteem, lose your confidence, and perhaps depressed, envious or jealous.
  • A way to stop comparing yourself to others is by focusing on your own strengths. Get to know yourself, and discover what your greatest gift is that you are meant to share with the world.
  • Another great way is by practicing gratitude. Be happy for what you have. Really be grateful about everything that you have; people in your life, job, relationships, material, etc. Gratitude keeps your heart open to love.
Be who you really are. In order to love yourself, you have to stop loving the person you wish you were and love the person you actually are instead. We can try and pretend to be someone that we're not, but in the end that only hurts us and the facade can't stay up forever. Just be the person that you are and learn to love yourself just like that.

Materialistic. We all want a nice house, nice things, someone to share our life with, etc. Find your true wants objectively. Do you crave power, a religion, or simply a motive? Sometimes it's easier to hide the truth from yourself, but figuring out what you really want will help you know yourself better and hopefully aid in answering important questions you often ask yourself.

Take things one day at a time. Loving takes time, whether the love is towards yourself or to others. Give yourself time, and don't feel down if you feel like what you're trying to do is not going the way you thought it will go. Think of things that bring you down and make that a lesson and make sure to reflect on those problems more rather than ignoring.
  • You should also accept progress at any pace. Don't rush yourself to become something too quickly, and don't lose patience with yourself. After all, it is the slow and steady who wins the race. There's no need to stress over time, because the whole point of life is to improve yourself, "live" a life. Life is not counted in years, it is counted in moments which take your breath away, or brought a happy tear to your thirsty eyes.
Until next time, have a great day, have a great week!
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