I always see articles about how important it is to love yourself. A few years ago this concept of loving myself was so weird to me. I didn’t know why it was so important, which is probably the reason I was so unhappy. Lately, I have been trying to focus on myself and be more confident in my own skin. Below is some personal advice for how to love yourself. I am still not to where I want to be, but I am working on it. It’s all about the progress!
Fake it til you make it
I’m sure you’ve heard this before. Have you tried it? I know it always seems to work for me. If you tell yourself that you love yourself and keep ‘faking it’ then eventually you will actually love yourself and it won’t be fake anymore.
Make a list
I find it helpful to list reasons why I should do something when I am trying to get into the habit of doing something. When learning to love yourself, listing reasons why you should be loved is very helpful. This goes along with faking it til you make it but takes it a step further because you realize you don’t need to fake it.
I like to google image search when I am looking for inspiration. There are so many quotes on there that really inspire you to love yourself. Instagram also has a lot of great inspiration too. Find a page that is dedicated to loving yourself and scroll through their feed.
Surround yourself with good people
Finally, find people that love you. When trying to love yourself it is helpful to know that you are loved by others.