Loving yourself would make you a better version of who you are; it would give you the mentality to love others — both those that matter to you and people you come across.
You’ve read the reasons you should love yourself and the reasons you don’t love yourself; those two articles would give you better insight about loving yourself and the shortcomings of not loving yourself. Now it’s time to know how to love yourself:
1. MOVE ON FROM YOUR PAST
Don’t let your past mistakes and failures haunt you; it would put your life on hold when you do this and quench the love in your heart. You might not be able to do anything to change your past mistake, but you can do something about the future; moving on would make you love yourself.
2. STAY AWAY FROM NEGATIVE PEOPLE
If you want to love yourself in spite of things happening around you, you would need to stay away from negative people. You need all the positive energy you can, and negative people would kill them.
3. FOCUS ON WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT YOURSELF
Look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself what you love about you; tell yourself about what makes you unique, why you have a beautiful soul and the things you are proud of in you. When you do this regularly, you would love yourself the more.
4. MAKE TIME TO BE HAPPY
Make time to be happy; do things that make you happy, be with people who make you happy and be a happier version of yourself. When you are happy with yourself, you would love who you are.
5. MAKE CHANGES
Don’t get stuck in life; being stagnant would make you unhappy. Make efforts to be better, improve yourself and improve from your mistakes. You would love yourself more when you make yourself the best version of you.
6. DON’T FOCUS ON WINNING OTHER PEOPLE’S APPROVAL
Don’t put your focus on winning other people’s approval or getting other people’s attention — that’s a negative energy. Focus on yourself; live your life, write your own story and don’t let others do it for you.
7. BELIEVE MORE IN YOURSELF
You need to believe in yourself or no one else will; believe in your abilities, believe that you can, believe that you are good enough and believe that you would get there even though you aren’t there yet.
Loving yourself is the most beautiful gift you can give yourself, and loving yourself would make it easier for you to love others.