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.