When did loving yourself become a crime? With your day to day life and responsibilities it is no surprise you find yourself exhausted. It is completely normal to feel overwhelmed, insecure, or anxious from time to time. Taking the time out of your day to focus on YOU is crucial to living your happiest life.
We love the idea of others loving us, but often forget to love ourselves. Unfortunately, for some of us loving who you are doesn't magically happen over night. It is easy to become wrapped up in the vicious cycle of focusing on your faults and the negative aspects in life. However, you hold the power to break this cycle and turn all that dwelling into something positive. Learning to love yourself, as well as your flaws and imperfections is a key component in being happy!
Embrace Your Faults
Look at your mistakes as tiny bumps in the road to success! Life is all about learning, and your faults are the perfect opportunity for this. It is nearly impossible to get where you want to be without a little failure along the way, so why not make light of it.
Let Go of Perfection
Life can be uncontrollable and unpredictable. It's important to let go of "how you think life should be" and start living life's small moments as they happen. It's the imperfections that keep life interesting and make up who we are. And don't forget, everything is figureoutable! It's important to keep in mind that there is no such thing as "perfect" and not to worry about what might happen, for you'll never know if you don't try!
Give Yourself Some Credit
It's okay to feel proud of yourself, because you should be. Give yourself a good old pat on the back for life's little and big accomplishments. We live in a society where we have been made to think that being proud and confident is equivalent to being self-centered or selfish. This is far from the truth. Confidence is beautiful. It's like a magnetic beam, attracting positive people and positive things. Here are nine ways to help you be the most confident you!
Believe in Yourself
Its easy to doubt your capabilities but by changing the way you think will work wonders. For example, instead of saying "I can't do this," try saying "this may be difficult but I will try my best." By changing your negative attitude to a positive one, you're freeing your mind of any bad thoughts that might hold you back.
Be kind to others
There is nothing bad that can ever come out of treating others with kindness. As crazy as it may sound, being nice to others can even be beneficial for yourself. What you put out into the world ultimately comes back to you. By completing small acts of kindness through out your day, you have the chance to inspire others to be kind as well. Viola! Before you know it a cycle of kindness has begun. Having a hard time coming up with everyday acts of kindness? This article may be helpful to you!
Love yourself, laugh at yourself, and nurture yourself, for there is only one YOU in this world. Xx