A lot of us struggle with loving who we are because of all the people we see on social media and all the criticism we get from other people. In a world full of comparison, how are we supposed to be content with who we are if we aren’t like them?
This is a struggle that many of us have. We are always compared with other people, resulting in us comparing ourselves to others. Creating an unhealthy relationship with ourselves.
So how do we love ourselves and create that healthy relationship with ourself?
Here are some tips that may help:
1. Accept everything about you
Through comparing ourselves with other people, we have a tendency to hate our own features that do not look like someone else’s. Or we may have the tendency to hate our quirks or differences whether it is personality or appearances. Start appreciating the differences about yourself without comparing yourself.
2. Stop comparing yourself
Stop comparing yourself with other people. The existence of someone else’s beauty is not the absence of yours. Two people can have great qualities and be different. Standards are created by society. It doesn’t define your existence.
3. Let go of toxic people
Who you surround yourself with, plays a big role in how you see yourself. If you have people in your life that constantly put you down and clearly can’t see your worth and what you offer to the world, stop spending time with them. Fill your life with people who will uplift you and appreciate you.
4. Don’t worry about other people’s opinions
Other people’s opinions are just simply that. They are other people’s opinions. Everyone has a different opinion, and it makes no sense to please everyone. They can have their own thoughts, but it does not mean that it is the truth. Worry about what you think about yourself.
5. Trust the decisions you make for yourself.
You know yourself better than anyone else. Have an honest conversation with yourself and ask yourself what the best decision for yourself would be. Then trust that you are making the best decisions for yourself that you can make.
Learning to love yourself does not take one week or one month. It is a long process to unlearn a mindset and relearn another one. It takes intentional mental effort to change your mindset but it is very worth it in the end.