Howdy! Hope you guys have been well? If not, I hope this post will cheer you up!
I have been getting lots of inspiration for future posts lately! From friends, family and from watching or reading other people’s works…some of the upcoming posts will be about…how to be happy, how to not procrastinate and also one about things we wish we were taught in high school.
But, before I do these other subjects, one subject that hits close to home and that’s about learning to Love Yourself.
Before we can learn to try love others, I think an important thing to do is to learn to love yourself, in my opinion, I don’t think you can’t truly love someone else, without first loving yourself first. I think so many girls and boys crave a relationship because they feel unloved, unfulfilled and they believe that by finding someone to love and to be loved, that they will become more loveable?
But this is not true…finding that significant other does not mean that all your troubles, insecurities and bad habits disappear…far from it if you ask me…more insecurities, troubles, and problems come than go…
Anyways! Here are my top tips for learning and taking the step to loving yourself today! ❤
#1. Reflect on your past and give yourself a clap on the back in how far you have come.
You might not be there yet, but you have come so far and I am so proud of you *clap clap*. You may think you have not achieved anything, but did you graduate primary school? High school? Uni? Get your license? Get your own car or house? A part-time job? You’ve done more than you thought!
#2. Look at yourself in the mirror and appreciate how you look right now!
You won’t ever look this young or old again! You are you and people will see the real beauty if they get to know you more.
#3. Be grateful for the things you have.
It is easy to get jealous or unhappy that you do not have the latest Michael Khor handbag or can’t afford that awesome cute mini cooper that girl at work has…but hey you have your little trusty grey 2012 Toyota Yaris and it still works! Hurrah!
#4. Take care of the wonderful beautiful body you have been gifted with!
Take care of what you put in your mouth ( make sure its nutritious!), exercise, do meditation or yoga to look after your mental and stress levels…and remember to laugh each day! 🙂
#5. Notice and realise when you are having negative thoughts about yourself or if you start to compare yourself to other people.
You can write in a blog or diary to help clear your mind of negative thoughts. Negative thoughts don’t need to be killed, you can acknowledge them and then choose not to act upon them, they are just THOUGHTS…they will not control what you do, UNLESS you act upon them.
#6. Remember, you are YOU and you are a work of art, you are a masterpiece.
People like you for who YOU are…not who they “THINK” you are. Find people who think like you and have similar interests, who don’t put you down for being YOU. They don’t deserve you! Coz you are awesome!
#7. Don’t take yourself so seriously!
So, you failed…so you screwed up? It is not the end of the world! Lot’s of successful people screwed up when they first started doing something, the reason why they are successful is not that they gave up or had it easy, it is because they did not give up when the going got tough…the tough get going!
#8. It is never too late to start again or to start something new.
The only regret you can have is not trying at all. It is easy to make all sorts of excuses that it is too late, I am too old, I can’t do it…These are negative self-talk to stop us from leaving our comfort zones! This stops us from making progress to things and goals that matter to us, it is never too late…okay! Unless you are dead. Then its too late.
#9. Try smile once a day!
You look beautiful with that smile! And you will also make friends too 😉 [Read my How To make friends post ]
#10. Remember, you are awesome!
If you can’t think of one reason why you are awesome, I will tell you now…You are reading this post from some random person you may have never met and you are going to share this with one friend who you think needs to love themselves!
Thanks for reading and please remember that in order to love others more effectively, yo have to LOVE YOURSELF FIRST!
See you next post!
LOVE YOU! ❤
Video to be up soon!! (When I am feeling better zzZ)