Falling in Love with Yourself

It can be easy to love others; loving ourselves doesn't come so easily. But you are worth it. Take time to get to know yourself and love the person you are.

  • Create a mantra that highlights the things you love about yourself. Repeat it to your reflection each morning.
  • Not reaching your goals? Think about little positive things you've done. Use them to motivate you to keep trying.
  • Acknowledge your effort, not your success. You are a success because you try, not because life comes easy.
  • Don't deny your mistakes; big or small. Accept when you are wrong and realize that no one is always right.
  • Get up and move! Doing something physically active has actually been proven to improve mood!
  • Think about what you really want. Once you've figured that out, getting there is only half the battle.
  • Take some time to be thankful for what you have. Chances are, you're better off than most.
  • Pick up some poetry. Not every kind will appeal to you, but the one that speaks to you can be life affirming!
  • Pamper yourself. Got some extra cash? Get a massage. Tight on cash? Take a relaxing bath at home.
  • Find some foods that you love to eat and make you feel good! Cut out things that make you feel bad after eating.
  • Stop worrying about everything-- instead, look for a way to solve them. Alternatively, accept things you can't change.
  • Learn to forgive yourself. Everyone makes mistakes sometimes. Forgive yourself as you forgive others.
  • Give yourself an honest compliment and accept it. Try to see the good that others see in you.
  • Identify your strengths and abilities. Once you know, think of what makes each one valuable.
  • Write yourself a love letter. Pretend you are someone else and be honest about all your positive attributes.
  • Love your body. Consider what each part is capable of. Be proud of your callouses, scars and stretch marks.
  • Live in the moment. Savour your current accomplishments rather than stressing about next steps.
  • Do something you've been putting off because no one will go with you and take yourself on a date.
  • Don't lie to yourself. Be honest about what you're bad at and and work to change yourself for the better.
  • Find a new way to grow spiritually (however that manifests for you). Get in touch with what matters.
  • Take time to see the hidden beauty in each moment. Stop tweeting and take time to sniff the flowers.
  • Focus on your inner beauty. For everything you don't like about yourself, counter it with something great.
  • Indulge yourself and do something that you love without letting yourself feel guilty about it. You deserve a break.
  • Wake up early and have a cup of coffee or tea and watch the sun rise. It really is something to see.
  • Get to bed early. Enjoy being able to wake up and take your time with yourself rather than rushing.
  • Go out for lunch with just yourself and a good book. Be satisfied with your own thoughts/ company.
  • Identify toxic people and activities in your life. If someone or something is always getting you down, drop them!
  • Take a walk and leave your music player behind. Don't be afraid to be alone with your thoughts.
  • Face a small fear today, even if it's a little one. Be proud of how strong and capable you are.
  • Face your life with child-like enthusiasm. Put your cynicism away and just be happy with who you are.