What time is it?
It is time to love yourself more. We know it sounds a little bit corny, but it does still ring the truth, doesn’t it?
We know, from experience, that you neglect yourself more often than you think you do and that you prioritize the needs of others before yours.
While it is great to help others, it is not a good thing if the outcome is neglecting your needs and happiness. Stop and take time to determine if you have been giving away too much and keeping too little for you.
We say this because we have gone through the same thing. Now, just in case you have forgotten, here are the ways you can begin to love yourself more:
If you are willing to forgive others when they commit a mistake against you, why are you not willing to do the same for you? It is time you be gentle with yourself and be forgiving of the mistakes you have committed in the past and might commit in the future. It is okay to make mistakes. It is a learning process. Don’t expect perfection, not even from yourself because you have to learn and grow.
Spend time with yourself
Life gets so busy with a lot of priorities but what is sad about it is that you always think of yourself last, thinking you would have enough time later. The reality? You don’t. Change your routine and start spending time alone, even when it is just for a few minutes. This is important because you get a chance to stop from what you are doing and just focus on you. Go out on weekends to do your favorite hobby or read and drink coffee in peace. It is important as it is illuminating in so many ways. It is also a great way to de-stress and take a break from a busy week.
Be thankful for every little thing you have because others may be asking for the very thing you may be neglecting and not giving importance to. Appreciation goes a long way because it makes you feel contented and happy, which makes you a better person. That is one way to love yourself, right?
Acknowledge little successes
Rejoice in your every accomplishment. It does not matter if it is not something grand, what matters is that you have done what you have been putting off, something you thought was not possible or finally moving on. Take one step at a time and do not discount your effort in wanting to be better.
The purest form of self-love, in our book, is being true to who you are. Stay true to yourself and do not change because someone wants you to. If you want to change, do it because it is what you want. You will not be happy if you pretend to be a person you are not. Do yourself a favor and always stick to what you believe in and whatever it is that makes you happy.
Love yourself and don’t feel guilty about it. You need it, and you deserve it.