Self-love is hard work.
We see quotes telling you to love yourself screaming daily from social media feeds, But, several questions exist. You may ask, “What does it look like in practice?” Or, you could also ask, “What’s the difference between self-love and self-reliance?”
It can be very easy to feel down on ourselves rather than feel positive about our potential and capabilities. We all have the potential at times to nitpick at our flaws and tend toward negativity. However, learning to self-love can simply take a little practice and over time your positivity can easily improve.
Simply start some basic practices
a few basic efforts can help improve your self-love with your regular daily activity. First, you can take better care of yourself physically. Some of the easiest things to do include improving your nutrition as often as possible and ensuring that you get enough sleep on a regular basis. It’s also helpful to get physical activity to keep your body burning calories and digesting well to keep you feeling healthy. And you will find yourself feeling better quite soon.
Do what makes you feel good
And this is whatever is comforting to you! It could be something as simple as a warm bubble bath or time with enjoyable and loving friends or even exercise. Whatever activities or events make you feel good and happy will quickly help improve how you feel about yourself.
And quite importantly, you need to quit comparing yourself to others. It’s a hard thing to do, especially with the views we have on television, advertisements, the internet, and all over the place. We are all given the image of what we “should” try to look like or be like. You need to focus on the goodness in your life and celebrate your own victories accomplished. Those are the things you need to love!
Be Nice to Yourself
Try thinking about the question of whether you would talk to yourself in the same way you would talk to your best friend. We all tend to be way too hard on ourselves and judgmental at times. So, take some time to give yourself much more credit for everything you have achieved against all odds and try practicing positive self-talk. You can even leave positive notes to yourself in places where you will be able to see them daily. You have the right to appreciate all the talents and skills you have!
With all of these self-love practices together, you can continue to improve and grow better every day. It may take some time and quite a bit of practice, but you can do it!