Loving yourself is a beautiful thing, and for anyone to love you, you must first love yourself. Also, to love another person truly, you must first learn to love yourself. Like the saying goes ‘charity begins at home’.
These are some of the ways you can love yourself.
1. TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY
It doesn’t go without saying you have to eat right, exercise and avoid harmful substances. You can’t love yourself and treat your body anyhow; how you take care of your body shows just how much you love yourself.
2. DON’T COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHERS
Be contented with yourself and what you have. When you start looking at others, and comparing yourself to other people, then it shows you don’t value yourself enough. The value you place on yourself shows how much you love yourself; but then, you should be careful to understand the difference between valuing yourself and being proud.
3. SAY POSITIVE THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF
When you wake up in the morning, look at yourself in the mirror and say positive things about yourself. If you don’t say positive things about yourself, no one would.
“He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others.” — William Hazlitt
4. BE GRATEFUL
Learn to appreciate what you have and what’s going on in your life. If you look deep within, there are a million things you can be grateful for.
5. BE TRUE TO YOURSELF
If you don’t tell yourself the truth, and be genuine to yourself, then you clearly don’t love yourself. Learn to tell yourself the truth at all times; it’s the best decision you can make for yourself.
6. FORGIVE YOURSELF
You aren’t perfect; you could make some mistakes which you aren’t proud of. But you just have to forgive yourself, learn from your mistakes and move on.
Loving yourself is actually a beautiful thing, and you make it easier for someone else to see the beauty in you and value you the more.