How to Love Yourself tips for greater happiness and joy
This article about how to love yourself is a daily reminder. Simply tips and things that will teach you to improve your self esteem daily.Regardless of the circumstances, I invite you today to accept this list as a gift to bring greater happiness into you life by being more conscious of your behaviors. Learn how to love yourself.
Self-worth is neither earned nor increased or diminished by external factors. If you try to place your worth based on other people, you are denying your uniqueness.
Self-worth comes from placing a value on who you are. Stop comparing yourself to others.
Choose to be happy
Choose to be happy, feel happy, whatever decisions you take or what you do. The way you feel about yourself determines the amount of joy and happiness. The more autonomy, knowing that you are effective and feeling worth will bring you joy. Happiness is a habit, you can start practicing then , the habit to be happy. Happiness is something that you have to bring to yourself, it will not come to you. Few suggestions:
- Face your problems and don't ignore them
- See the positive on your unfortunate situations
- Find happy people to be with
- Move away from miserable people
- Keep in mind that you can't always win
Create a Healthy Body
Your mind and body are interactively connected. By taking care of your body you will improve your mental health and self esteem. Sleep, exercise and nutrition are the keys for creating a healthy body.
Stop blaming yourself for everything. You can know if you are into the habit of self-blame because you are constantly apologizing. Self-blame blinds you to your good qualities and accomplishments.
Practice Self Acceptance
If you want to grow and change, you must begin by learning self-acceptance. Self-acceptance does not mean that you will not change or improve. It means not to be at war with yourself by no denying the reality of what is true for you. To accept yourself as you are requires awareness. This means that you can contemplate your own experience with an attitude that makes the concepts of approval and disapproval irrelevant.
Make a list of the things you like about you.
Make a list of all the things you like about yourself. Dwelling on your negative aspects prevents you from enjoying your worth. Some ideas are: friendly, calm, flexible, brave, organized, loyal, imaginative, industrious, gentle, punctual, optimistic, and so on. Write the list and read it everyday for about 21 days.
Surround Yourself with Silence
Close your eyes and think about all the things you love and appreciate about them. Feel deep love for you. Silence help us to become aware that we do not need to create love, we need only be aware of what already exists inside.
Demand your space
Demand your space by learning to set boundaries in your relationships. Speak up for yourself with kindness . Love will appear when you start to notice that you can stand up, speak up, ask for what you need without hurting others.
You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims. Harriet Woods.
Get in touch with nature
Get in touch with nature take time to be in nature. Go for a walk, look at a sunset, lay on the grass. Nature will help you to get and feel love and see the really important things.
Nature often holds up a mirror so we can see more clearly the ongoing processes of growth, renewal, and transformation in our lives.
Keep a journal
Keep a journal and start a journal right now . Write there whatever you fell, it will help you out to understand yourself better. By this understanding you will treat yourself in a different way and love will come to you. You will also start to see more things clearly and feel different and your inner-talk in your daily life will change. When you have a defeating thought about things you done you can change it. If you notice that you are thinking : I am a stupid!, I will not be able to do it! and so on, this is the opportunity to change how you feel in a positive way to support you. Remember to be kind and patient.
Cancel if you want
Cancel if you want and respect the time you are taking for yourself and learn to say "no" if there is an interruption. Self-love comes together with respect. Self sacrifice is not self-love. You can't give to other what you do not feel inside.
As Nanette Mongelluzoo said: Today you will make the commitment to never use aggression again. You will do everything in your power to win and succeed by assertion and intelligence rather than aggression and ignorance. Today, you will begin reading and studying how to become a more assertive individual and you will use this newfound power at work, at home, with friends, with family and even with strangers.
Forgiveness means accepting that people make mistakes and that you make them too. Forgiveness is not about forgetting and is not a weakness. When you forgive you feel a sense of freedom, stress relief, deep joy, anger and hatred release and inner peace. How to practice forgiveness?. Ask the following questions and write the answers on a paper:
- What did the person do to you?
- What were you thinking at the time you were hurt?
- What have you thought about since you been hurt?
- In what way were you affected by what the person done to you?
- What do you think you need to do in order to make things right?
Praise yourself for the things you done right
Learn to praise yourself for the things you done right and be able to recognize your successes and your strengths.
Write affirmations about loving things to say to yourself:
- I love myself.
- I am a lovable person.
- I am intelligent, compassionate, and wise.
Put up the self esteem affirmations in places you'll see every day like on the fridge, on the bathroom mirror, on your bedside table. Read them every day. Also make affirmations about the good things you have done. It is important to remind yourself about all the good things you do.
Learn to be in charge of your life, do not let other people to decide what is best for you. Love is deciding what is best for you without letting others to interfere with your decisions. Responsibility means that you can take a decision and if what you choose things that are wrong you will respond by learning the lesson and assuming that it was your choice.
Great tools to help you to heal
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