You can only truly love another if you love yourself first. But how do you actually fall in love with yourself? The process of self-love isn’t easy; it takes work and patience, but it’s essential to your overall happiness and sense of fulfillment. Here are five ways to fall in love with yourself, no matter what life has thrown at you so far.
Focus on your good qualities
It can be easy to focus on our negative qualities and things we don’t like about ourselves, but try to focus on the good instead. Write down a list of things you love about yourself- things you’re proud of, things that make you happy, etc. Make sure to look at this list often and add to it when you think of new things.
Be kind to yourself
One of the best ways to love yourself is to be kind to yourself. This means speaking kindly to yourself, forgiving yourself when you make mistakes, and taking care of yourself physically and emotionally. When you are kind to yourself, you will start to see all the wonderful things about you that you may have been missing.
Enjoy being alone
It’s so important to enjoy your own company and not feel like you need someone else to validate you. Spend time doing things that make you happy, and learn to love yourself for who you are. Don’t be afraid to be single and enjoy your own company!
Let go of people who treat you badly
If someone is constantly putting you down, making you feel bad about yourself, or otherwise treating you badly, it’s time to let them go. Holding on to toxic people will only bring you down and make it harder for you to love yourself. So cut ties with anyone who doesn’t make you feel good about yourself.
Have faith in God’s plan for you
I don’t know what the future holds, but I do know that God has a plan for me. And His plan is good. Even when things are tough, I need to remember that He knows what He’s doing. I may not always understand why things happen the way they do, but I can trust that God knows what He’s doing. So instead of worrying about the future, I’m going to focus on living each day to the fullest and enjoying the life that God has given me.