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How to Love Yourself

love yourselfWhy is it hard to really love yourself? Is it because you constantly make mistakes? No one else makes mistakes – right? Wrong! We all makes mistakes, so just get over that reason right now. No one expects you to be perfect and if someone in your life does, they don’t belong in your life!

Many people love others more than themselves. They accept and even go overboard to be kind to others; however treating themselves that same way is often very difficult.

If you don’t love yourself as much as you should, here’s what to do:

  1. Stop expecting perfection! If you were perfect, there would be nothing for you to learn. We learn from our mistakes. They make life rich and help us to become more successful and have more happiness in our lives when we learn from them. Perfect people don’t live on this planet. That includes you. Love yourself for what you have learned – rather than feeling negatively about yourself because you make them. You are in charge of your own reactions!
  1. If something bad happens, say kind, encouraging, positive things to yourself instead of saying, “I’m so stupid.” In fact, don’t wait until something bad happens; make it a habit to tell yourself something encouraging and positive about yourself at least once every hour. This will do amazing things to help you love yourself.
  1. Stop thinking about how you aren’t as good as you want to be and that you might not accomplish your goals. This is self-defeating behavior. Mentally see yourself the way you want to be. Mentally see yourself accomplishing the things you want for yourself in the future.
  1. Tell yourself every morning what a great day it’s going to be and say to yourself, “I love you! You are a beautiful person!”

These 4 small changes can make great changes in the way you love and nurture yourself. They are easy and you can do all 4 and at the same time and immediately…..and they are fun to do.

 

3 Ways to Feel Better About Yourself

sunglasses-635269_640It is so important to have a good self worth. How you feel about yourself has everything to do with your relationships, your business success, and your health. 

When you feel good about yourself, it is easier to be optimistic, take more risks in life, and be happier than if you feel inferior. Usually, a person’s self image is formed in childhood. If they had a critical parent who always found fault or told them they would never amount to anything, they still believe it. If they had a parent who easily gave out praise and helped them make good decisions, they feel good about themselves and their present decisions.

No stress! You can change your self-image starting today:

1. Speak to yourself as if you were the most important person in the world, because you are. Constantly say positive, encouraging things to yourself. Nurture yourself. What ever you would do or say to another person to make them feel good, do and say those things to yourself.

2. If I ask you to describe yourself, what would you say? Which words will you use? If they aren’t positive, never use them to describe yourself again. Change the rhetoric. To reframe the mental picture of yourself, pick new words and take time to see yourself in your mind being that new person. Mentally manufacture experiences of you being that person your new words describe. This is the quickest way to start changing your inner feelings about yourself.

3. Smile more! You will automatically begin to feel better about yourself when you go around smiling. When you change the muscles in your face, you actually changes how you feel. Smile at others. Smile when you’re alone. Smile when you’re happy. Smile when you are not. Just make it a habit to smile and soon your habit will be feeling better about yourself everyday.