Gaining a relationship with yourself if getting harder and harder, especially in the twenty-first century. We are living in a world where social media is leaving us to judge ourselves more than ever. We are struggling to accept the way we look as we spend most of our days scrolling through photo’s of people who live their lives making themselves look perfect or edit their photos to look the way they believe society wants them to look. Yet, this is causing us to compare ourselves to the beautiful women. Unfortunately, we do not all look the way society wants us to look and this is making us lose the love we have for ourselves.
Below I have written a few ways in which you can start to rebuild that relationship and improve the love you have for yourself.
Add in some affirmations!
A lot of people probably won’t be comfortable doing this, but this is the best and cheesiest thing you can do in the morning to help improve that self love. Stand in the mirror and look yourself in the eyes and tell yourself ‘I love you‘ ‘today you look beautiful‘ ‘today you are going to kick ass‘ and ‘I accept myself!‘
Go for a walk!
There is nothing better then some alone time and there is no better way to do this then going for a nice walk and forget about everything. This allows you to clear your thoughts or even battle with those thoughts your have been having to help get them out of your mind.
Go on a date with yourself!
You would happily go out on a date with somebody you love, so what better way to love yourself then taking self out! This is another way that you can leave to improve that self love. Even if you just take yourself out for a nice cup of coffee, go sit in that coffee shop and watch the world go by. Personally, I love nothing more than sitting in a coffee shop people watching, that way you can see how other people are loving themselves or even how other people are battling with their own self-love.
Find yourself a hobby!
Find yourself something YOU can do and enjoy! It can be the simplest hobby or you can go out and find yourself a challenge. This is allowing you to have more of that you time you deserve. Not just that, it is also helping you to find something you are good at, find something you can add to your list. Something you can be proud of and show off to others.
Start accepting your flaws!
I don’t know about you but this is something I really struggle with. If you cannot learn to accept your own flaws, how do you expect somebody else to accept them? This is a challenging one and it is something that you may not be able to do by yourself. Just start by finding things that you do love about yourself and would not class as a flaw. Trust me, you will find more than you expect!