Start Loving Yourself

February 4, 2019 0 By admin

For the month of February I am introducing a series called the Month of Love series. All about love and the ways to love yourself. Loving ourselves can be hard. It takes patience, knowledge of ourselves which is a task in its self, and work. Lots and lots of hard work. It’s also not linear. Loving yourself one day does not mean you will still feel the same way the next day. There are some things that I do to try and keep my love for myself going from week to week. 

Believe in your abilities

You have to believe in yourself. Only you know what you are capable of but sometimes we underestimate ourselves. Have faith that you can do hard things and work towards goals. Make a list of the things you’ve already accomplished. You’ll be amazed at what you can do.

Get rid of negative influences in your life

Sometimes easier said than done, distancing yourself from people that cause you harm or to second guess yourself need to go. You don’t need people who don’t trust you and respect your space in your life. If you tell someone they are overstepping their boundaries or that you don’t appreciate their behavior and they don’t try to do better, they won’t ever change and you need to recognize that. Don’t sacrifice your happiness for anyone. Even if they are family. 

Do more things that you want to do

Find or make time to do some activities that make you happy or interest you. Self-care isn’t always bath bombs and face masks. Sometimes its binge-watching your favorite tv show in bed or going out to lunch with your friends. Set aside time every day or every week to take care of yourself or just give yourself time to truly enjoy something. 

Compliment yourself

Start a journal and every day write down one good thing about yourself. Or put some on a sticky note and put them on a mirror. Using a positivity journal is a good way for you to see how you think about yourself and what you can do to change it. Only write down positive things that happened during the day or positive thoughts you had about yourself .

Embrace the negatives

Forgive yourself for the mistakes you have made and the inevitable ones you will make later. If you know you get angry or annoyed easily acknowledge that. If you get upset or defensive easily, work to improve it, read some self-help books or do some research.