You’re Doing Just Fine: Here are 10 Reminders for Self-Love

Love starts within…

To survive in a world that can be cruel love is an important emotion to understand. The happiest people of all are those who have mastered the love they have for themselves as well as for others. Today, we have ten reminders to keep you on track this week!

Bad Choices are Inevitable – No human on this planet has ever gone through life making all the right decisions; believe us. If you can’t accept this, you’ll never be able to show self-love. If you can accept this, you’ll learn from your shortcomings in order to make better ones in the future.

All Feelings are Valid – In the world right now, there are others better off as well as people worse off than your current position. Even so, this doesn’t make your feelings somehow invalid. When you experience pain, go through it without judgment and come out the other side without acting rashly.

We Can’t Read Minds – If anyone on this planet could read minds, they would be filling out stadiums each and every night. For some reason, we like to suggest what others are thinking before using this to criticize ourselves. Sadly, assumptions can ruin relationships (and self-love) so don’t let this happen.

Anger Always Runs Deeper – No matter what you might think, anger never just appears out of nowhere; it comes from a deeper emotion of pain or fear. To build on self-love, work on treating the root cause of the issue rather than acting on the anger. If you can understand your main concerns and issues, you understand yourself better for the future.

We’re All Unique – Have you ever met someone with whom you clicked instantly? With this in mind, why do we get so upset when the opposite happens (not getting on with somebody)? Remember, you won’t like everybody, and not everyone will like you. Once you realize this, you won’t have to try to change anything, but instead, you can focus on the positive relationships in your life.

Hope for the Best – For most of us, it’s completely natural to continually consider the worst-case scenario so why not flip this around? Of course, there’s nothing wrong with preparing for the worst, so you have a plan in place, but positivity will lead to a world of self-love and optimism.

Let Things Happen – Following on a similar theme, it’s ok to just let things happen rather than anticipating the reaction or analyzing each moment like basketball highlight show. Although it might be hard, you need to learn to be present in the moment because this shows respect and kindness towards yourself.

You Can’t Keep Running – No matter how many times you try to run away from things that hurt, it will always catch up with you. Whether it’s heartbreak or something else unpleasant, you can show yourself love by dealing with the issue head-on. Once you get over this hurdle of pain, the wound will start to heal.

‘No’ is a Word – In all the words in the dictionary, ‘no’ has to be amongst the most underused and for no good reason at all. If you’re to appreciate your own time and value your worth, you need to start saying this magical word more often. Remember, our time is limited on this planet so do things you will enjoy.

This is Your Story! – Finally, you must never forget that this is your story and only you can affect how people will tell it in the years to come!

HOW TO BEGIN LIKING YOURSELF

HOW TO BEGIN LIKING YOURSELF

Lately, it’s becoming easier to become more and more negative to ourselves. It doesn’t help that at the same time being told that it is obnoxious to like or even love ourselves. It is so easy to hold on to failure and to start playing the blame game but it is vital that you begin liking yourself. How can we truly like other people or progress in life if we don’t value our own qualities?

Here are 3 sure ways to help you begin liking yourself (even more):

1. Take Some Time -Wtime iwontlosehy not try some things by yourself? Go for a walk, watch a film, treat yourself to dinner; whatever it may be, make sure you have fun. Every now and then, forget about what you are wearing, your hair, your makeup, etc, and just take some time for yourself. You work hard and someone should reward you for that but who is that person? YOU!

2. It’s fine to compliment yourself – Instead of looking in the mirror and noticing what you don’t like, point out all the things you do like. Make sure you practice this often and always remember that it’s okay to get into the habit of complimenting yourself.  Do not forget to remember that mistakes will happen, they happen to every single person on. When they do occur, you don’t have to beat yourself up and let it ruin your day. Stay calm, notice where you went wrong and what you can do to ensure it doesn’t happen again and move forward. Be nice to yourself always and don’t rely on others to congratulate you for something, you could be waiting a long time. Instead, give yourself a pat on the back.

HOW TO BEING LIKING YOURSELF

3. The Past Has Gone – There is no point dwelling on the past because it has gone and there is nothing you can do to change what has happened. What you can change is what is right in front of you. As long as you learn from yesterday, you can move forward happily into tomorrow. We have a habit of focusing on the things we don’t like about ourselves, why not focus on what you like instead? Think about what you are known for in your family or group of friends and leave the past in the past where it belongs.

Ultimately, it can become all too easy to compare ourselves to other people but we are all unique and we all have our special qualities. We don’t have to wait for someone to compliment us on a job well done or to treat us, we can do it ourselves. Why not start today? begin liking yourself every day.