25 ways to Show Self-Love and be Good to Yourself
How can you be good to yourself? Does it require any special talent or skills? No, it doesn’t. First of all, you’ve got to quit being hard on yourself. Imagine that you commit a mistake and that you realize it afterward. On such occasions, many people continue to remain discouraged instead of appreciating the insight which made them realize their mistake.
Therefore it is clear that optimism plays a big role in this whole self-love process. Here are some ways to constantly keep you lightened and encouraged with self-love.
1. Focus on Your Achievements
Always focus on your achievements instead of contemplating your previous failures. The past doesn’t matter as long as it is a source of encouragement to the future.
2. Count Your Blessings
Always learn to appreciate the good things you have by looking at the underprivileged.
3. Be Aware of Your Responsibilities
Focus on your responsibilities and constantly remind yourself that you are the person who is meant to do them and who is able to do them.
4. Be Sensible in terms of Criticism
Listen to people, but don’t take criticism seriously as in a way it would lead to disappointment and discouragement.
5. Recognize Your True Friends
Identify who your real friends are and consider their opinions instead of paying attention to everyone’s opinions.
Allocate some time for meditation daily. It would strengthen your sense of understanding and self-confidence.
7. Be Religious
Follow your religion at all times and live according to its teachings. Religion is the foundation of understanding your own value and strength.
8. Reduce Your Stress
Engage in activities that would reduce your stress. Stress keeps you from getting worked up which leads you to begin to hate yourself for the slightest things. In enables you to control your anger and maintain your level of patience.
9. Be Sensible
Increase your effort, but lower your expectations. Sometimes it is wise to lower your expectations. It doesn’t mean that you become a pessimistic. It’s just that you would be able to accept any consequences without getting disheartened and anguished.
10. Follow Your Dream
If you have any dream or goal which may even sound a bit unusual and absurd, do not let it discourage you and make you to give up.
11. Maintain Self-Control
Learn to do what is right instead of doing what your friends do or ask you to do. Saying no to what is wrong, requires self control. And self control makes you love your fortitude.
12. Give Respect to Everybody
Speak to everybody with respect and dignity although at times they may not deserve it. Nevertheless, in doing so, it fills your inner soul with a great subtle satisfaction and happiness.
13. Maintain a Good Public Relationship
Be connected with people. It is wise to always be connected with people instead of behaving as an introvert. It prevents you from depression and keeps you constantly activated.
14. Learn to Cry
Whenever you happen to be sad and upset, crying under the shower could help to ease the pain and to let yourself move beyond that situation.
15. Use a Diary
Sharing your deepest thoughts with others may seem a bit uncomfortable at times. At such times, using a diary to share your thoughts would offer your mind freedom and tranquility.
16. Do Something that You Know Best
Whenever you confront failure, engage in some activity which you happen to be an expert in. It helps to regain your confidence instead of spending time contemplating your failure.
17. Do Something about Past Mistakes
The past is past. Even so, if there is something which you could do to change a part of it, it is wise to go for it. It would make you feel much better.
18. Travel Around
Once in a while, allocate some time to go on a hike or on a picnic. It would give you time to think about other things away from your busy scheduled life.
19. Maintain Your Health.
Ensure that you are totally healthy. “If you have a good health, nothing else matters”
20. Quit Comparing
Comparing stuff with your friends and neighbors will give you nothing but extreme disappointment. Therefore, stop comparing. It’s indeed a waste of time.
21. Be Pleasant.
When you maintain a pleasant look, people look up to you, which means that you would see more value in yourself through the eyes of others.
22. Admit Your Mistakes.
If you have an ego issue, you would obviously feel a burden on your head. To free yourself from that feeling, be simple and humble enough to admit your mistakes.
23. Think of the Results of Your Work.
Always consider and think about all the good results of your work. In doing so, you will become aware of your value and of your work.
24. Believe in Your Abilities.
Believe in your abilities and understand what you are capable of doing, instead of becoming overconfident or less confident.
25. Educate Yourself on the Subject.
By educating yourself on the relevant subject, you would become a professional and as a result, you would feel more secured and confident at all times.
“Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn't have the time to sit around and talk about you. Others' opinions of me are not important, my opinion of myself is.”