How To Love Yourself More

One of the first steps of creating your best life is adoring the awesomeness of YOU.
How To Love Yourself More
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Everyone could do with loving themselves as much as possible. This is one of those things that can just make a huge difference to your overall experience of life, making it easier to do what you want to and generally encouraging you to enjoy yourself more. But it can often feel like a real challenge to love yourself, and you might be wondering what you need to do in order to do it right. That is something that we are going to take a look at here.

The following are all great, strong ideas for how to love yourself more fully. If you can try these out, or at least some of them, you should find that you are going to have a much better sense of yourself and that you will be able to enjoy your life so much more. Let’s take a look.

Stop Comparing Yourself To Other People

This is a very common thing that people do, and in a sense we all do it to some degree or another. However, it’s really not that healthy, and it’s one of the main things that you might find getting in the way of your ability to love yourself and feel happy in your daily life. If you notice that you are always comparing yourself to other people, this is definitely something that you will want to try and stop doing as much as possible.

One way is to simply remind yourself that everyone is different, with their own unique flaws and failings, and nobody’s life is as perfect as it might seem. It might be especially helpful to avoid spending too much time on social media, as that can put a real spin on things in quite an unrealistic way.

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For a lot of people, the world of the spirit can be a really useful place to look in order to try and feel love towards oneself more. You might well have a particular spirituality already, or you might be thinking about a religion that you have thought about before, for instance. In any case, turning to spirituality can be really important if you want to make sure that you are loving yourself more. 
There are several ways to do this. You might want to read up on some bible verses about loving yourself, or look to the words of the Buddha, for instance. Or you might decide that it’s better to try some meditation or something similar. It’s up to you, but make sure that you are trying this out if it appeals to you as a solution. Of course, it won’t be for everyone, but don’t discount it out of hand either.

How To Love Yourself More
Learning Self-Love with Janet Chui, Author of the Self-Love Oracle

Spend Time With Encouraging People

You may well find that there are lots of people who are likely to be good to be around, and some who will be less so. If you have indeed noticed that, you are definitely going to want to think about which people you would rather spend time with. If you spend your time with people who are gently encouraging of your talents, skills and attributes, for instance, that is definitely going to lead more easily to a feeling of loving yourself more. On the other hand, if you tend to spend time around people who are much less accepting of you, that is going to have a negative effect on how you feel about yourself.

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So start paying attention to who you spend time with, and make sure that you alter this where necessary. You might find that you feel so much better in no time at all.

Do Things You Enjoy

Speaking of skills, if you can develop skills in an area you enjoy, then that is always a powerful way to feel better about yourself too. Just the act of working on some personal skills is the kind of thing that really helps you a lot, and you’ll find that you are much more likely to feel good about yourself. Doing things you enjoy is inherently enjoyable, of course, so it is a great mood-booster - and it will also help you to have a better view of yourself in general.

Those are just some of the main ways to love yourself more, so you should definitely consider these if you want to do that effectively and as fully as possible.

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