For most of us, it is in our nature to crave others attention, love, and approval. However, the most important thing that we seem to forget is how to love ourselves.
It may sound selfish, or even a bit weird- but it is my belief that it is essential in getting us further in this crazy thing we call life.
It’s key to learn how to take a step back, and reevaluate your choices.
Are you making the best possible decisions for yourself? Are you happy? Do you feel confident with yourself?
If the answer is No, No, and No then it is time to make some positive changes in your life.
1. Leave it on paper.
Creating a visual list of what you love most about yourself can be helpful in allowing yourself to move to a self-loving place.
What are you really good at? What do you bring to the table that others may not? Be honest with yourself. You’re not being cocky, you’re being confident and realizing your talent and abilities.
2. Start ridding yourself of situations or people that do not make you happy.
In order to love ourselves and be happy with ourselves, it is important that we associate ourselves with situations and people that can only bring us up.
If you have a friend that is a constant wave of negativity every time you see him or her, this is not going to benefit your journey to a better you. Find the people and places that are filled with positive energy, and you’ll find yourself feeling more and more confident with YOU.
3. Don’t just write it, embrace it.
Really embrace the talents that you have. The more you do something that you not only are good at but love, the deeper you will fall in love with yourself.
You’ll realize the potential you hold, and the endless opportunities that are available to you.
4. Positive chats with yourself.
This may sound weird, but we could all use a pep talk from time to time.
Here, I’m asking you to do some positive self talk. If you’re in the midst of a really bad day, talk yourself out of it. If you’ve received a negative e-mail from a coworker, talk yourself out of the self-hate.
Doubting every piece of yourself over a bad day is destructive, learn to turn it around!
The quickest way to happiness is learning to really and truly be happy with ourselves. Adopting these key changes into your life will lead you to be that self-loving, positive, enthusiastic person you know you’re capable of being. (and don’t we all want that?).