Learning to love yourself isn’t an easy task. Many people find it challenging to accept themselves as they are. However, it’s essential.
Here are a few tips to apply daily to refocus on the most important being in your life, yourself.
Write down 3 things you like about your physical appearance. It can be your eyes, your smile, your hair… Every morning, remember in front of the mirror these 3 things you are proud of. You will be surprised by how impactful this practice will be on the rest of your day!
Make sure you drink enough water per day, sleep enough, eat when you are hungry… In short, listen to what your body is telling you. These can be mental or physical things. What’s important is to remember that you are your priority.
Take a sit and list out 3 things you don’t like about yourself. These can’t be about your physical aspect but about you as a person. When you are done, tell yourself that you aren’t defined by these 3 elements, that you have the power to modify them if you don’t like them.
Meditating is an easy and very efficient self-acceptance practice. This helps you reconnect with yourself and see what’s actually happening inside of you.
For that, you only need to choose a quiet and comfortable place, close your eyes and breath. Your daily sessions can last 5 to 20 minutes depending on your preferences.
Take a sheet of paper and write down 10 aspects of your life that you are grateful for. It can be your family, your children, your friends, your work or even the sun! In short, these things that brighten your days. Keep this paper with you. When you feel down, take your list and read again these nice things that matter to you.
Every week, take the time to dedicate a day to doing what you like. Whether it’s running, cooking, reading or any other activity, do it. It’s essential to find time for these things. Reconnect with what makes you feel good.
This might sound odd or even embarrassing, but if you put some preconceptions aside, you will see how helpful it will be for you. Sit down in a quiet place and put on paper what you think about yourself. Write this letter as if you were your biggest love. Don’t hesitate to be very descriptive. It’s undoubtedly the best gift you can make to yourself. And you deserve it.
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