FIRST STEP TO LOVING YOURSELF IS CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY
It is a conscious choice on your part. You have to have a desire to be happy in order to be happy. It is that simple. No one can do this for you. Only you.
ENCOURAGE YOURSELF DAILY
Encouragement from others is only occasional. You have the ability to encourage yourself on a daily basis. Encouragement stimulates a further desire for success.
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
You have to believe in yourself. Self-belief creates self-love.
BE YOUR BEST FRIEND
Think about the way you treat someone you call your best friends. You encourage, respect, and take care of that person. Who better to do that for than yourself.
ACCEPT WHO YOU ARE
There’s no better person in the world for you to be than you. Acceptance is the first step in self-love. To accept yourself is to love yourself.
No one is perfect. And neither are you. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. The past is the past and can’t be re-written. Forgiving yourself allows you to accept who you are.
SHOW GRATITUDE FOR WHERE YOU ARE RIGHT NOW
When you learn to be happy where you are instead of wishing you had something different you can begin to love yourself.
LET GO OF THE NEGATIVE
Embrace the positive and let go of the negative. Negative is the opposite of positive and therefore the opposite of love, which is what positivism creates.
CREATE SPACE IN YOUR LIFE
Creating space creates freedom. Allowing yourself freedom allows you the ability to love yourself.
WRITE DOWN WHY YOU LOVE YOURSELF
Why do you love yourself? Write it down. Post it so that you can see it every day. It’s something about seeing it in writing that makes it real.
These 10 easy ways to start loving yourself, however, do require one common thing and that’s your desire. You have to want to love yourself first.
Yolanda, your TLG