5 ways to love yourself more

A healthy relationship should consist of two happy individuals who are completely comfortable in their own skin. If you're having problems in fully embracing yourself, read these few tips and learn to love yourself more.

5 ways to love yourself more
23 Jun 2016

5 ways to love yourself more

Are you constantly looking for someone to "complete" you? Do you feel that you won't find happiness until someone special comes into your life? As romantic as that thought may seem to you at first, it can actually lead you to a very dependant, unhealthy relationship in the future.

Find out what you love about yourself
23 Jun 2016

Find out what you love about yourself

Do you find it easier to criticise yourself than find things that you actually love about yourself? Try this simple exercise: look at yourself in the mirror, or find a piece of paper or journal to write on. Now, tell yourself all about the things you love about yourself, the things you're proud of. This can be embarrassing at first, but you'll feel empowered in the end.

Accept your flaws
23 Jun 2016

Accept your flaws

More often than not, we are our own harshest critic. Believe us, the flaws you accuse yourself of having are not even half as bad as you might think. Instead of always putting yourself down, try treating yourself as kindly as you would treat your dearest friends. If you would never say mean things to your best friends, why should you say them to yourself?

Do something that makes you happy
23 Jun 2016

Do something that makes you happy

How can you make someone else happy if you don't know what happiness feels like yourself? Your happiness should always come first, before anyone else's. This doesn't mean that you should be selfish and trample on other people's happiness, though. On the contrary, living happily under your own terms will make you appreciate the different ways the people around you can find happiness.

Forgive your past
23 Jun 2016

Forgive your past

There's no way around it, every single person has made mistakes in the past and will make more mistakes in the future. There's no use in constantly blaming yourself for things that you can no longer change. Just admit the mistakes that you've made in the past, make peace with them, and thank yourself for the wonderful life lessons that you've learned from each and every one of them.

Stop seeking approval from others
23 Jun 2016

Stop seeking approval from others

Other people always seem to have something to say about every aspect of your life: your job, your partner, your wedding plan, your future kids. Taking every single thing they say to heart  can actually cause you more harm than good. As you'll eventually learn, not everyone you love and care about will agree with everything you do, but that's okay. You can consider their advice if they mean well, but in the end you're the one who should make your own decisions.

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