Do you struggle finding ways to show yourself love? It can be hard after years of hating the way that you are. I don’t think social media and the media in general today helps with that. They praise certain body types whilst bashing others. They help to set this expectation in peoples lives that we must look and be a certain way to ‘fit in’, and anybody who doesn’t conform that standard is seen as an outsider and unwanted.
In todays post we will be going through 20 things you can do to fall in love with yourself. Some easier than others but all beneficial to creating that great relationship with ones self. Self-love is hard and can be a long progress. It will mentally be tough and maybe physically, but the main thing is that you start. We must learn to wholeheartedly love ourselves and accept who we are as people. So much of self hate comes from the lack of confidence and love for ourselves, and it can stem from mental health illnesses too. I hope todays post inspires you to start your journey.
I feel for the generation that are being brought up on the internet, they wont know the joy in playing outside with your friends from the moment the sun comes up to the moment it goes down. Or having to create games with your siblings because there was nothing else to do. I’m so glad that I was pretty much the last generation to have that childhood, but it does make me worried for the next generation.
Will they struggle to socialise? Will they think happiness and joy comes from owning material items? Will they know how to have fun without filming or posting it online? Will they have severe body issues due to the exposure of unrealistic bodies on the internet? So many questions. I hope and pray that isn’t the case.
20 Things You Can Do to Fall In Love With Yourself
1. POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS
2. EMBRACE THE GOOD AND THE BAD
3. REALISE YOU ARE ENOUGH
4. SHOW YOURSELF GRACE
5. STOP COMPARING YOURSELF TO OTHERS
6. LEARN SELF-ACCEPTANCE
7. SHOW YOURSELF COMPASSION
8. REMIND YOURSELF THAT YOU ARE WORTHY
9. FOCUS ON SELF HEALING
10. TALK POSITIVELY TO YOURSELF
11. SET BOUNDARIES
12. GIVE YOURSELF WHAT YOU NEED
13. FORGIVE YOURSELF
14. BECOME COMFORTABLE ON YOUR OWN
15. REALISE YOUR SELF-WORTH
16. TREAT YOURSELF HOW YOU WOULD TREAT OTHERS
17. BE YOUR OWN BEST FRIEND
18. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH POSITIVE, LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE
19. CHEER YOURSELF ON
20. TELL YOURSELF THAT YOU LOVE YOURSELF
I’m sure there are so many things I have missed from that list, but the main thing here is that you start to love yourself for who you are. Nobody else can or ever will be you, and thats your power. You are made just the way you were meant to be, flaws and all.
What other things can we add to this list? Do you love yourself? What has your self-love journey looked like so far?
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There’s only one way to love yourself: accept yourself. You don’t need more than that!
It can be hard for people to accept themselves, I think self-love comes from various different directions. But self-acceptance is for sure important in that!
You are right, but if we don’t start to look ourselves in the mirror saying “you know what, i’m not so bad at all!” we will never see any kind of improvement.
Absolutely correct points🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻❤️❤️❤️ awesome post
Thank you so much 💛
Thank you so much!💛
the true origin of self hate starts early in childhood. How one sees their parents talk about their own (parent’s) bodies and how the parents talk about others body in general. Like when a little girl sees her mom in front of the mirror go ‘gosh i am so short i wish i had 3 inches more height *rolls eyes*’. This is where seeds are sown. In my opinion!
You’re so right! Which is why its important that we lead by example! Thanks for sharing that!
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13. FORGIVE YOURSELF: It took me years to put this in action and since then i have learned to have positive out look on life. I have also learned that learning from my mistakes has led to my personal growth. Now. i like to analyze situations more before i take any action.
It can be such a challenge to forgive yourself for things that have happened, its a real struggle and it can take some time too.
I’m so glad that you were able to and now you have a different process you go through!
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yes, am actually growing.
Wonderful points Olivia! ✨
You couldn’t have said it any better. I feel like in today’s day and age more than ever we need to love ourselves. This is only way we would know how we want to be treated and where we fit in the world. 🤗💕 xx
We spend so much time comparing ourselves to other people that we forget how great we are. We need more of self-love in this world 💛
I loved this! So important! x
Agreed! Glad you enjoyed the post 🙂
Such a eye-opening post it is. A lovely share!💕
Thank you so much 🤍
Powerful post. I have started to stop comparing and also trying to be graceful. After all I must feel good about myself.Self-acceptance is most effective but difficult too.Thanks for sharing.💕
It sure is, difficult but worth it 🤍
these are always great reminders!
Thank you! I hope so!
Honor yourself, your choices, your creativity, your thoughts, words, and deeds. ❤️🦋🌀
Great points, Olivia!
Forgiving yourself is difficult but worth it. It’s being able to say “I did this wrong but I will do better next time. Here’s how”
Wow nice tips, I loved your tip number 3.
Thanks so much!!
Thank you Ena!
What a beautiful post! I have definitely grown up in the internet era, that’s for sure. There’s so many beneficial aspects to this but downsides as well. I enjoy being able to share my thoughts and have my own site but the internet is such a time suck! Then there’s television and all the subscription services of today. My brother is ten and his whole day after school is spent on his ps4 playing fortnite or watching a video from youtubers he’s subscribed to. I fill my time with other pursuits but the generations younger than me have been hit even harder by the media frenzy.
It is crazy that the younger generations wont get to experience life like some of us had when we were kids. Its just different I guess! I just wonder what this over consumption of technology and the lack of ‘reality’ will do to their brains. It cant be good!
What a beautiful post, really hit me in the feels as I’ve always had issues with loving myself, mostly because when I was younger I was never given the assurance that I was ‘enough’ and that had remained in my brain until adulthood. I can’t wait for the day I can say that those words don’t get to me anymore!
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I don’t think you’re alone in feeling like that either. So many people struggle with self love and its not something that can just happen overnight. Its a process, but you will get there.
The hardest part is starting! 💛
Such a wonderful post and these tips are truly awesome. If someone is not able to love herself/ himself or is having trouble related to something, your post will def help him/her. 🥰🤗
I hope so! Thanks for reading!
My pleasure 🤗
self love is the best love, i’m digging these tips!! appreciate you spreading your positivity around this community!!
Aw thank you so much! So glad u enjoyed this post! Xx
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Loving yourself is such an important foundation to build from and a difficult thing to do sometimes. Your list is a nice concrete list 🤍
I like that you said its a foundation, it really is and its so important to have that strong foundation!
Speaking to someone who cares about you can make you love yourself and appreciate things you didn’t value before. Also, talking to God really helps.
Good tips Olivia!
Talking to God really does help, you’re so right! We can find acceptance and love in him!
I love this post.
Its true because of this social media, we forget to understand ourselves and therefore we are bound to hate ourselves.