5 Ways to Love Yourself

I wish I could tell you that if you follow these steps, you’ll be more confident to face the world in no time.

However, I understand that when you’ve been through a lot of difficult situations (bullied, rejected, abused, etc.). It’s hard to start believing in yourself again.

Learning to love yourself takes time. And, you know what? That’s OK!

For now, let me share with you a few ways to help you in your journey towards loving yourself…

1. Forgive Yourself

I’ve made so many mistakes in my life. If I just keep on looking back and beating myself up over the things I “should” have said or I “should” have done, I won’t be able to move on.

We can’t turn back time. We can’t undo the past.. but we can find ways NOW to create a better future. And, it starts by forgiving oneself.

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2. Know and Accept Yourself Unconditionally

I know it’s easier said than done. If you’ve been through so much pain, it’s hard to figure out your strengths and weaknesses.

Yet, it is essential to know the things that you can do well, to reflect on the areas that you need to work on, and to love yourself anyway despite the imperfections!

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3. Develop Yourself

There should be a balance between self-acceptance and self-improvement. Now that we have a deeper knowledge of ourselves, it’s time to open new doors, grow, and reach our full potential.

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4. Show Yourself Gratitude

Don’t forget to thank yourself! You’ve been through a lot of tough times, and you’ve survived the dark moments of your life.  You did your best to keep going. And, you became STRONG, RESILIENT, and BEAUTIFUL!

Yes… that’s YOU… breathe… let the words sink in… pat yourself on the back and say Thank You!

One day you will thank yourself for not giving up.

 

5. Treat Yourself

Of course, you can do more than thank yourself. You can treat yourself to a fun weekend getaway, a mani-pedi, a new outfit, a nice restaurant. Treating yourself can get expensive, so remember to stay within your budget.

There are also a lot of totally free ways to treat yourself: listening to your favorite beat, walking at the park, watching the sunset. Be creative and find ways to nourish your mind, body, and soul.

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When was the last time you treated yourself? What did you do? Any thoughts on self-love and how we can be nicer to ourselves every day? Feel free to share in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you!

Thank you so much for reading. Happy Weekend!

 

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34 thoughts on “5 Ways to Love Yourself

  1. What an important post and reminder. In the midst of all of life’s craziness, we often forget about our own well-beings. Thanks for this, my friend…and I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. 🙂

  2. I love all of these ways to love yourself even more! YES on forgiveness – another thing is that you can forgive but that doesn’t mean to have to necessarily associate yourself with that anymore. You can have peace of mind. It is so important to show some gratitude. There are times when things can be worse. I am all about treating yourself! Thanks for sharing the positive vibes!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  3. Hey lovely,
    Thanks for such a lovely and well written post.
    I think I need to follow all 5 steps!
    These days it’s important to have gratitude and accept ourselves,sometimes it’s a bit hard, but I’ll definitely try.
    Best,
    Natalia k

    1. Hi Natalia! I totally understand how hard it is to practice gratefulness and self-love. I have a tendency to beat myself up for things I’ve said and done. It took some time before I learned how to be kinder to myself.

      I really appreciate the comment and super thanks for following my blog:)

    1. Hi Sarah, thank you for reading. I’m glad that you found this blog post helpful. Whatever you’re going through, may God give you the strength you need on your journey.

  4. This is a very nice and motivational post. I’m a rather pessimistic person and I tend to blame myself for even the smallest mistake out there, so forgiving myself would be the next big step that I need to take! It’s hard, but I’ll keep trying. Thank you for sharing!

    1. The struggle is real!

      Self-forgiveness can be difficult, I think I’ve spent so much time and energy replaying all my past mistakes. Letting go takes a lot of hard work, but it’s worth it!

  5. Love this post! I try to work on this all the time. Self-love is so important. Thank you for sharing this wonderful post.

  6. Loved this! It’s so hard to love and forgive yourself, but it’s something we have to work on. It’s important for our mental health too.. Thank you for sharing! 🙌🏼😊

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