10 ways to start loving yourself the way you deserve to be loved
We’ve all been there – we’ve all had the days where we’re super down on ourselves. Sometimes those little niggling voices pipe up (usually at inconvenient times) and fill us up with yuck. It ain’t easy being YOU but you’re the BEST you there is so it’s super important to Love yourSELF.
1. Change negative self-talk into positive self-talk.
Negative voices can pop up frequently. Question them. Decide if they’re reality or made up. Rephrase your negative voices until they reflect the positivity of who you actually are.
2. Be grateful.
Focus on everything you have. If you have functioning legs – appreciate the intricacies of the inner workings that guide you in walking and doing a variety of activities. Once you realize how many things you have to be grateful for – you’ll start opening up to all the ways you can love yourself.
3. Look in the mirror and tell yourself how fabulous you are.
This may be a challenging task in the beginning BUT once you really believe yourself it’s so empowering. When this happens you can really truly LOVE yourself.
4. Write yourself a love note.
You are gloriously divine. This can be long or short but tell yourself the ways & the whys of loving yourself. Read it daily.
5. Forgive yourself.
Have you done something that doesn’t make you super proud? Forgive yourself. You are amazingly you and you’re learning as you travel your life path. Embrace all parts of yourself and move forward with new knowledge (and compassion for YOU).
6. Free the perfection bug.
If you’re always striving for something that’s not realistic – then you open the door for negative self-talk. You are YOU and you are enough – right now, just the way you are.
7. Do something - just for YOU.
It’s great when you do stuff for others BUT it’s even GREATER when you do something just for YOU – when you’re the ONLY one who benefits. Wow.
8. Take quiet time.
This gives you time to let go of all of the crazy voices (internal AND external) and get in touch with YOUR inner self. When you’re in touch with your REAL self you can better appreciate yourself which in turn leads to a greater LOVE for yourself.
9. Release the guilt.
Guilt builds into negative self-talk. You cannot change what you’ve done in the past but you can move forward in your positivity. Let go and love.
10. Be true to YOU.
If you’re trying to be someone you’re not – it’s easy to slip into negative self-talk because you aren’t being your best you. You are your own best self. Let go of who you are not and EMBRACE your BEST you.
Remember – there’s only ONE of you – be your BEST you and LOVE your glorious self.