To love this world, you first need to love yourself. And When you adopt the concept of self-love, your life changes eventually. But do you know how to love yourself? if not here we discuss 30 ways that help you to love yourself.
Self-love is like having the key to happiness in your hand. Self-love may be hard but it is one of the most important things that you need in life right now. We practice self-love so we can push through our limiting beliefs and live a life that truly shines.
Without wasting our time lets’ start our journey to love ourselves.
1. Start your day with a positive note
Love yourself: the first 30 minutes of the day is most important
The first thing that you need to do to love yourself that to start your day with positive vibes. Start your day with positive affirmation, say something special to you when you start your day. Thank God for this precious morning and say to yourself that it will be going a special day for me.
Drink plenty of water in the morning, Meditate for 10-15 minutes and give at least 10 minutes to the thing that you enjoy the most (it may be singing, dancing, walking on grass, or your favorite music)
The first 30 minutes of your day is the most important time of the day, do not do unproductive things in that time. And if you have a good start to your day then there are plenty of chances of your day will going well.
2. Skip the usage of mobile phone in the bed
Love yourself: it is bad to use the phone in bed
I love this magical device but truly it is bad to use the mobile phone in bed.
If you really want to love yourself, then definitely you love your sleep and your daily performance but if you use the mobile phone in bed then it may hurt your sleep as well as your day productivity.
If you use your mobile at night just before sleeping then it affects your sleep and if you take your mobile in your hand as you wake up then it will going tough for you to start your day on positive notes because the first 30 minutes of the day is most important.
The time before sleeping is the second most important time of the day after the first 30 minutes of the day, try to do the thing that gives you inner peace in that time.
3. Take care of your sleep
Love yourself: satisfy with your sleep
For better performance at work, you need to sleep well at night. Your day performance directly depends on the quality and quantity of your life.
Manage your sleeping schedule between 6-8 hours daily and don’t compromise it just for Netflix. Your sleep is much more precious than the subscription value of a Netflix account.
It will be pretty satisfying when you wake up in the morning after a good sleep. Don’t forget that proper sleep is the need for a good day.
Read how to sleep well
4. Take care of your health
Love yourself: self-care is essential to self-love
You couldn’t enjoy anything(love, success, or achievement) if you don’t have good health. Good health is key to happiness.
Take care of your physical, mental, and emotional health. Give a proper time to do a workout because it is the way to show how much you love your body, muscles, and body shape by working out daily.
Give some time to take care of your mental health, you could do it by reading good books and meditate daily. Attain a level of the mental piece which is pretty essential to love yourself.
Fill your body with good food and nutrition and your mind with positive thoughts.
Read: self-care ideas
5. Know yourself
Love yourself: spend some time with you
How you could love yourself if you don’t know what you are and what you like about yourself. Know everything about yourself.
Know your passion, hobby, good or bad things about yourself. Try to spend time with yourself and get to know you better.
Write a daily journal about your journey, the more you know about yourself, the more you can do for yourself.
Don’t forget to spend some quality time with yourself because the best investment of your life is to invest in yourself. Investing your time to find true yourself.
6. Accept yourself
Love yourself: Accept yourself as the way you are
You can’t run away from yourself. To win any battle in life you first need to win yourself.
The secret of self-love that first, you need to accept your imperfection as you accept your perfection. Good or bad that happen in your life accept that shit and move on for a better life.
Your flaws are important as well as your qualities because your flaws are something that highlights your qualities. Accept that you are perfect the way you are.
7. Live in a positive environment
Love yourself: surround yourself with the people who lift you
Be with the people who support you in your bad time and bring you the best from you. Surround yourself with people that have positive vibes.
If you think that someone is trying to put you down or take your mental peace away, make a distance from them. Give permission to yourself to move on from the person that didn’t give you positive vibes.. You just don’t need to live in an environment that is bad for you.
Surround yourself with the people who believe in you, show them how special you are.
8. Remove toxic relations
Love yourself: Say goodbye to bad relations
Why you need the people who take your mental peace away, why you live in a relationship that didn’t help you in your bad time?
Be selfish, when you think that a relationship is not worthy for you and your life, and bring negativity to you then give up on those toxic relationships.
It will be better to end a relationship if you find more reason to fight instead of smile. You just not need to hold it. Any toxic person didn’t deserve a place in your beautiful life.
9. Break your bad habit
Love yourself: your bad habits will going to break you
Bad habits will have a bad effect on you. In order to love yourself, you couldn’t engage in an activity that has a bad effect on you. Peoples think that bad habits(like smoking and drinking) give you pleasure in life and they are a mode of fun. But in the long run, they have a bad effect on your life.
If you truly want to love yourself then you need to give up the bad habits that you have, you don’t need the things in life that degrade your level of thinking.
and make a distance from the bad habits it is one of the best ways to love yourself, the distance from the bad habit is the proof that how you love yourself.
10. Stop comparing
Love yourself: comparing let you feel down
Comparison is the root of many problems and if you compare yourself to others, then it will be disrespectful for your efforts, yourself, and the person with whom you compare with yourself.
Comparison is the thief of joy and we recommend to stop comparing yourself to others. if you are happy and enjoying your day then the easiest way to being sad to compare yourself to others.
You compare yourself to others when you feel a lack of something in you but believe me everyone does not have everything.
It is hard to stop comparing yourself to others but you need to remember that everyone is unique and have unique ability and talent.
11. Live without limits
Love yourself: Leave your comfort zone
Self-love doesn’t mean that you need to pamper yourself, it is all about living a more happy and satisfying life.
You need to jump out of the comfort zone and enter into growth, and when you run after breaking your boundaries then it will be the most beautiful experience. You start to treat every challenge like an opportunity.
The growth zone phase is one of the beautiful places to live in. It is genuine that you want the growth of the person that you love and this time that person is you.
Read how to stepping out of your comfort zone
12. Work with care
Love yourself: take a proper break
Don’t put an extra load on yourself, if you need to work for a long time then you need to take care of yourself. You need to take a time break just to calm your mind and body.
A small break will help you to think from a more clear perspective. Research shows that taking a proper break helps you to find the solution to the problem more efficiently.
Taking a break at regular intervals will help you to stay more focused and make you more productive. A small break is the needed part of your hustle.
13. Be kind to everyone
Love yourself: Treat everyone with love + yourself
Being kind doesn’t only benefit other people, It helps us, too. Studies show that helping others boosts serotonin, a neurotransmitter that makes us feel satisfied.
How you treat others helps you to gain respect for yourself and result you will treat yourself in a better way. Treat others with love and respect. it makes you feel great about yourself and also be kinder to yourself, stop criticizing yourself and be with yourself.
Pay a favor to a needy one without any reason.
14. Learn to say no
Love yourself: you don’t need to say yes to everything
I found a lot of people who are not comfortable saying no to anyone and result they engage in an activity that didn’t matter for them.
Not every time you need to say yes to every task. You don’t need to pay attention to the thing that didn’t matter to you.
Saying no to certain things means that you value your time, energy, and the body more than a certain task. it helps you to create healthy boundaries with yourself. Saying no to a non-worthy task doesn’t make you selfish, it will be better to save your time and energy by avoiding the things that are not for you.
15. Make yourself a priority
Love yourself: you are the most precious for yourself
Taking care of your health, personal needs, or diet before anyone else didn’t make you selfish. The reality is that it is the need of your body.
Take care of yourself first and then you could take care of others. Remind your worth to yourself, remind what you achieve or what you can do if you use your resources.
We believe that we all have limitless power, just we need to use that enormous power for us and that can be possible to make ourselves a priority.
Making a priority to yourself helps you strengthen in each aspect of life.
16. Make time for fun
Love yourself: create happiness
You need to be happy because nothing in your life is worthy if you don’t happy.
Happiness is not a ready-made thing, you have to create it yourself. Maybe you have the busiest daily routine but you have to make time to be happy.
Add some time to your daily schedule when you laugh without caring for others. Do your favorite activity, talk with your favorite person, see your favorite tv show, or whatever makes you happy.
You need to make sure to do something that brings a smile to your face.
17. Let Nature love you
love yourself: Let nature heals you
Nature is the biggest lover and doesn’t ever underestimate the power of healing nature. Sun heals with sunshine(New hopes), moon heals and soothes the body(relieves anxiety and stress), cloud and water heal you(refresh your mood), even every tiny thing of nature helps you.
Being in nature, help you to get rid of anger, stress and make your mood pleasant. Sit in nature help you not just emotionally but physically and mentally.
Take the fresh air, view sunrise or sunset, dance if you can while raining, go riverside, and just try to explore the beauty of nature. This experience will fill you with pleasure inside.
18. You don’t need a better past for a great life
Love yourself: Be in the present
Thinking about the past didn’t change your life and regretting it doesn’t change the result. it just put an extra burden on you.
It is not necessary that every successful or happy person having a good past. You could start anywhere and anytime with whatever you have.
Don’t let your past take control of your present. Forget what good or bad happen in your past and start enjoying the moment. Be truly present in present.
19. Be honest to yourself
Love yourself: Don’t cheat you
No one engages in bad habits overnight, they first cheat themselves occasionally and then become habitual to it.
Honesty is the key to all relationships and your relationship with yourself has no different. You can’t love yourself if you don’t like yourself or your habits. (No one likes a cheater)
Acknowledge all good and bad feelings of your, be sincere in your reactions, avoid overthinking, and stop playing the blame game. Be honest to yourself to the level that you can trust intrinsic.
20. Quit the things that you hate
Love yourself: Why engage in the activity that you hate
Why you invest time and energy in the things that you don’t love.
You should only invest your precious time in things that you love. Give up the things, relationships, jobs, or habits that are not working for you.
You don’t need to finish every book that you read, if you don’t love the process, then it will better to give up and finding a new alternative to it.
Ask yourself some questions before quitting: why you engage in this, why you want to quit, is it worthy to quit. I ask these question to myself when I quit the last job that I don’t love..
21. Explore your freedom
Love yourself: Don’t wait for anyone’s approval
You don’t need the approval of anyone to live your life and, to love your life. The only approval you need to live your best life is of only you.
If you waiting for someone’s approval to do something then you may be going to miss your best opportunity. Don’t let the views of others affect your happy life.
They are not happy even with God, then who the hell you are in front of the superpower.
“You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.”— Dita Von Teese
22. Visit your happy place
Love yourself: Get Connect to your best person
We all have a place where we feel most comfortable, ease, calm, happy, positive, free, and high in life it may be in your room, beach, garden, or your friend’s house.
Try to spend your time in your happy place especially in your hard time. or if you can’t go there then try to imagine yourself there. Recall the places that appreciate you and give you positive vibes.
Call your best friend, lover, sibling, parent, or close ones when you needed. They may be your happy person.
23. Compliment you
Love yourself: say positive affirmations to yourself
Why wait for anyone to notice your worth, just look at you how precious you are.
Compliment you every time when you in front of the mirror, compliment you every time when you needed.
Let the positive vibes ran through your body. Say yourself by name, say that you are beautiful, you are special, you are confident and you deserve happiness in life. You are strong and you have the potential to achieve your life goal
Positive affirmations help you to improve self-esteem, cope with depression and anxiety, and they have a great positive impact on your mental health. Start your day by saying ‘thank you god for this beautiful morning’.
24. Treat yourself to your favorite food
Love yourself: Feed with your favorite food
Food is directly related to satisfaction, and if a certain food makes you happy or satisfy then it will be a bad idea to turning it from your plate every time.
Be kind to yourself, give a break to your calorie tracker sometime and eat your favorite food just to satisfy yourself and give a treat to your taste buds.
Enjoy your favorite food one bite at a time, feel every ingredient and flavor of your food.
25. Forgive yourself
Love yourself: Forgive and restart
Forgiveness is the need for your mental peace, wellbeing, and healthier relation with yourself. Forgiveness is the first step to move on.
If you ever feel that you struct in a bad phase then stop regretting and forgive yourself for all mistakes that you have done till now. Regret doesn’t take you anywhere or make any change in your result, forgive yourself and move on is the only option that you have.
Don’t feel shy to start again, every day is a new beginning and you could start over again by forgiving yourself.
Read how to restart life
26. Give time to your favorite hobby
Love yourself: Recall what you love to do
There are no right ways to get creative. Get creative and express yourself in whatever way you like. Hobbies are not just a mode of fun they have a huge impact on your day-to-day productivity and especially on your mental health.
Painting, writing, taking photos, sculpting, dance, music, or driving whatever takes your fancy, make sure to make time for it. Make sure to live a life without filter where you don’t need to act according to society. Leave your inner critic outside the door and engage in the activity that you love the most.
Read about the productive hobbies
27. Declutter all negative thought
Love yourself: be more positive and optimistic
Why live this beautiful life with negative things. We all have limitless power and why make boundaries for ourselves. and if you want to fill your mind with positivity then first you need to remove the toxicity that you have.
Skip the thought that you can’t do it or you are not worthy enough or you are not beautiful or you are not talented enough to be a winner.
Eliminate all these shitty thoughts from today and replace them with positivity. We could achieve anything that we truly want.
28. Take a long bath
Love yourself: Let the water wash out your stress and anxiety
A shower can wash out your daily stress, anxiety, and fatigue, take a long shower at night especially after a heavy day.
Feel your senses that how water clears your dirt. Research shows that taking a warm shower can reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. The body’s reaction to being warm naturally relaxes your muscles and thoughts.
Try to visit a natural and quiet water body at least once a month if possible.
29. Take a break from social media
Love yourself: pause social media
If you find yourself frustrated every time when you use social media or scroll too much on Instagram, then it will be better to take a break from social media.
You don’t need to be social if you find yourself disturbed, first take care of yourself then show what you are on social media.
and by the way, valuing your precious time and saving your energy for a good purpose is a beautiful way to love yourself.
Social media is anti-social instead you should connect with the people in real life if possible.
30. Expect more from you
Love yourself: Replace expect with accept
Expectation can give you a feeling of loss while acceptance makes you satisfy.
Expect less from others, otherwise, it may hurt your feelings. Especially stop expect from the wrong person and when you know the truth.
Accept the truth and expect only from yourself.
Read: 22 best self-love quotes