Self-love is not selfish. It instead means welcoming yourself as the most honored guest in your own heart, a guest worthy of respect, love and gratitude.
To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness – Robert Morley
Life is challenging, and in times when we face difficulties, we are in a trap of self-doubt, insecurity and negative thoughts. We feel like we deserve no love and at times, question our existence. Practising self-love at this time is extremely important because your soul will never be fully nourished by anyone’s love but by yours.
You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked.
Now try approving of yourself and learn how to love yourself with these full proof 15 self-love techniques and see what happens.
- Accept Yourself.
- Stay Away From Negative People.
- No Comparisons.
- Positive Self-talk.
- Self-care Is Essential.
- Appreciate Yourself.
- You Are Special.
- Chase Your Passion.
- Turn Deaf To Your Inner Critic.
- Keep Patience.
- Forgive Yourself.
- Stop Seeking Approval.
- Set Your Boundaries.
- Reach Out For Help.
- Reminding Yourself To Be Kind To Yourself.
Accept Yourself: You don’t need to be perfect to be good. Be happy and accept what you are. You are created by God, and his creation is always very much beautiful.
Stay Away From Negative People: Stop accompanying people who don’t respect you. Surround yourself with people who really love and care about you.
No Comparisons: The reason why we struggle the most with insecurity is that we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel. Comparing yourself to others is cursing yourself. Stop comparing because you are unique; your story is unique and different and not worthy of comparison.
Positive Self-talk: Positive self-talk is a superpower. Be mindful of your self talk it’s a conversation with the universe. We believe what we tell ourselves. Tell yourself that everything will work out soon, things will get better with time, You are worthy of great things, and the best is yet to come.
Self-care Is Essential: Self-care is a necessity and priority, not a luxury. Understand your needs and nourish your body with good food and healthy activities.
Appreciate Yourself: Celebrate on every big and small achievement. Self-appreciation helps you believe in yourself and do more than what is expected.
You Are Special: Start loving the things that make you different. Love them. Celebrate them. You are unique and the only one of your kind.
Chase Your Passion: You realize that thing that gets you so energized, however, startles you simultaneously. The thing you truly need to do yet have persuaded yourself it won’t work. You ought to do that!
Turn Deaf To Your Inner Critic: Your inner critic is getting in the way of all those great things, which you deserve. Drown out the negative voice, with a louder, more powerful voice. A voice that believes in you, defends you, and loves you.
Keep Patience: Self-love is not a one-time destination; it’s a continuous process which has no end. It’s something that should be drilled every day except can take a lifetime to ace. So be patient and be kind to yourself through the difficult times.
Forgive Yourself: Choose every day to forgive yourself. You are a human, flawed, and most of all, worthy of love. Forgive yourself first. Stop replaying a negative situation over and over in your mind. Don’t make yourself a hostage to your past by always reviewing and reliving your mistakes. Don’t remind yourself of what you should have, could have or would have been. Let it go and move on.
Stop Seeking Approval: Seeking validation will keep you trapped. You don’t need anything or anyone to approve your worth. When you understand this, You will be free.
Set Your Boundaries: You have to learn to say NO without feeling guilty. Setting boundaries is healthy. First of all, you need to learn how to respect and take care of yourself.
Reach Out For Help: Many of us are willing to extend a helping hand, but we’re very reluctant to reach out for help when we need it ourselves. It’s as if we’ve divided into “those who offer help” and “those who need help”. The truth is that we are both. Asking for help is the bravest move you can make. You don’t have to go it alone. Talk to your parents, well-wishers who can guide you well during tough times.
Reminding Yourself To Be Kind To Yourself: At the end of the day, tell yourself gently: “I love you, you did the best you could today, and even if you just did not do all that you had planned, I love you anyway.