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How to Learn to Love Yourself

How to learn to love yourself? Were you taught to love yourself?
Many of us don't because it is believed if we do then we are selfish. It is simple regulation; if we don’t love ourselves in our best and worst time, then we can never love others unconditionally. Loving yourself is a wonderful adventure; it's like learning to fly. Imagine if we all had the power to fly at our will? How exciting would it be! Let's begin to love ourselves now.

How to love yourself?

"Self-love is meant to be your foundation. It is your birthright. Once you get it – once you really feel what it is like to love yourself… to fall in love with yourself – you might never want to leave this stage." - Annette Vaillancourt

Learn how to love yourself
Remember that loving yourself is a combination of self-acceptance, self-awareness, kindness and respect for ourselves.

Below are top 10 tips on how do you actually learn to love yourself.Read below and start to learn to love yourself with these tips.

Accept yourself exactly the way you are

Learn to appreciate and value your own life. The answer is probably simple. But, since we over-analyze our situation, it gets complicated and the solution seems farther away.

Our main purpose is to be happy – not master perfections!

Find a mental image that gives you pleasure

You have to fight, not to give into your negativity. It is about you becoming the "person" you always wanted to become - a person who really values one's life. Imagining such mental image gives you ultimate pleasure.
Also read: Positive Thinking Techniques

Bless yourself and your environment

Bless yourself and your environment may sound little weird, but it is important and crucial part of our journey to learn to love yourself. If we love ourselves; everything around us, including work and family relationships, is the reflection of our inner lives.

Support yourself

Find ways to support yourself. Reach out to friends and allow them to help you. There is nothing wrong; asking for help, when you need it.

Praise yourself

When criticism breaks down the inner spirit, praise builds it up. Praise yourself to tell how well you are doing with every little thing. Appreciating yourself is equivalent to appreciating life.

Love Your Negatives

Negatives are often taken as demoralizing; but do you know, it can also be viewed in a positive way. Consider this as an opportunity to improve yourself in a better way.

Take care of the heart

The seed of emotion-Heart. A place where all our compassion and kindness nurtures. One should always listen what our heart says to us, any given time. It is definitely important to do what our mind says, but don’t forget to listen to your heart as well. Most of the time our gut feeling, comes out of the heart. Therefore, take care of your heart.

Love yourself - Start right now

Learning how to love yourself is a key ingredient for happiness. Self love is the best way to happiness. If you are happy, you will find happiness always. Even at the difficult times, you will come out as victorious. It’s a definite sense of self empowerment.

Pat yourself

Well, appreciating yourself is one thing, however, self patting yourself good is just another thing. When you feel good about something you have done; don’t think twice to self pat yourself on your back. It give a great confidence boost.

Be good, feel good

You will agree on this!
When you be good to others, you feel good as well. It's natural law. It's hard to be good to others at times, but then it's the way of life. What you give is what you get. So, you are the one to decide, what you wish to get. Simple.

Hope above mentioned tips are helpful to understand how to love yourself. So why waste time, in cribbing about life and its beautiful virtues. Why don’t you start loving yourself, right now? 

Key benefits in choosing to love yourself:
  • Feeling of happiness and a sense of joy within.
  • More relaxed and carefree life as you are not someone else..
  • You live your life based on your own approval, acceptance, and validation.
  • Better relationships with others.

Some Quotes About Love Yourself to Inspire you:

"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and attention."
 - Buddha

“Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?”
― Ian Wallace

“Love yourself. Forgive yourself. Be true to yourself. How you treat yourself sets the standard for how others will treat you.”
― Steve Maraboli

“Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.”
― Stephanie Lahart

“The lack of self-love leads a lot of individuals to disappoint the people who love them unconditionally, and love the ones who hurt them the most.”
― Edmond Mbiaka

“You are responsible for who you become... Love yourself, Like your speed; Leave your scars; Live your skills!”
― Israelmore Ayivor,

“No other love no matter how genuine it is, can fulfill one's heart better than unconditional self-love.”
― Edmond Mbiaka

“The absence of self-love can never be replaced with the presence of people's love for you.”
― Edmond Mbiaka

“The greatest tool of self-love is self-awareness. Once you truly know yourself, love is the only option.”
― Vironika Tugaleva

“You’ve gotta love yourself enough to look INSIDE you and not BESIDE you for your joy, confidence, and self worth.”
― Mandy Hale
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  1. Christy Maria Thomas1/01/2016

    Learning how to love yourself is a key ingredient for happiness. Self love is at the very core of wellbeing, joy, self-empowerment, and our ability to enjoy the kind of life we want. Also, every relationship you ever have with someone else exactly mirrors one or more aspects of the relationship you have with yourself. Its important to ist love yourself.

    Becoming Aware Of Your Thoughts: A good step in learning how to love yourself is to periodically check in with yourself through the day and notice how you’re feeling . If you are feeling upset, trace back to when you first started feeling that way. Chances are really good that somewhere at that juncture you told yourself something negative about yourself and then invested that thought with belief. Be confident and accept + love yourself.