By: | Updated: 01/02/2017

Love Yourself to Be the Happiest

Love yourself, it is very important. A woman who loves herself is confident and happy. You can’t be a success or make a difference unless you learn to love yourself. It’s easy to feel discouraged in a hectic pattern of a day to day life. But if you take some time to put yourself first, you can easily learn to give yourself the love and respect that you totally deserve.

Today’s woman is so busy and has so much on her mind, that she is often accused of having resting bitch face. If you take a few minutes to focus on yourself and find the inner peace, you can lose the bitch face and wear a smile instead.

The most beautiful women are the ones that are truly happy. Simply learning to love yourself can make a huge difference in your life.

Self love is not something that is ingrained in the mind of most women these days. It should be, but sadly, there is so much pressure to fit in and please everyone else that women tend to neglect themselves. Below are some ways how to learn to love yourself that you can easily accomplish if you set your mind to it.

1. Get Enough Rest

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We tend to run ourselves ragged these days. Often we don’t get the proper amount of sleep or rest that we need. Sleep is essential to your physical, mental and emotional health and well-being. Ensure that you are getting 6-8 hours of sleep a night and that you take time to rest during the day so you don’t burn yourself out. When you are tired, you tend to get grouchy, neglect your needs and become negative. Taking care of your health is critical to self love.

2. Eat Healthy

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You also need to maintain a proper diet to take care of yourself. Avoid fast foods and eat foods that are rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber and other essential nutrients. You can treat yourself once in a while, but if you really want to love yourself, you need to take care of your health.

3. Start Off Each Day With a Positive Thought

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It is true that first thoughts when you wake up in the morning set your mood for the entire day. Rid yourself of any negative and think positive thoughts. Carry them with you throughout the entire day. Take a moment to center and refocus if you need.

4. Embrace Your Imperfections

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You need to embrace your imperfections and flaws. What you see is a flaw, someone may see as beauty. You are a unique person and you were not meant to blend it. Love yourself in the moment and don’t try to fit anyone else’s standards.

5. Surround Yourself With People That Love and Support You

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Let go of the toxic people in your life and surround yourself with those who love, encourage, and support you. Toxic people will only steal your joy and hold you back.

6. Avoid Negativity and Drama

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Stay away from dramatic situations and negative people or behaviors. Negativity will just bring you down and make you self-loath rather than love yourself. Remain positive at all times and you will notice your outlook on life change for the better.

7. Learn to Let Go of the Past

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Dwelling and living in the past will not get you anywhere in life. Learn from your mistakes and move on. You will never be able to fully enjoy the life in the present and happily embrace your future unless you leave the past behind.

8. Be a Light in a Dark World

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The world today is so full of darkness and negativity. You can make a difference by shining light and love everywhere you go. Don’t let the bitterness get to you. Share a smile with everyone you meet. Speak a kind word or offer a helping hand. The feeling you get from helping others can greatly boost your happiness and help you learn to love yourself.

9. Express Your Creativity

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Discover your passion in life and learn to express your creativity. Write a poem, song or a short story. Learn to play an instrument. Sing in the choir, join a sports team. Volunteer at a local shelter. Paint a picture. Grab your sketchbook. Do whatever it takes to make you happy. Expressing your creative side is a surefire way to express self-pride and love.

10. Stand Out From the Crowd

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Don’t be afraid to stand out from the crowd. You don’t have to blend in. Embrace your unique qualities and flaunt them a bit. You will feel more confident and learn to love yourself even more if you don’t hide your true self.

11. Treat Yourself

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Go for a manicure/pedicure. Get a fun new hairstyle. Go shopping for a new outfit. Have a night out on the town with the girls. Go away for a spa weekend. Stop by your favorite cafe for a cappuccino or latte. Treat yourself with something you love. Celebrate yourself.

12. Set Boundaries and Learn to Say No

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You can’t experience self love if you are constantly living for others. Learn how to set boundaries if you feel someone is impeding on your personal space. Learn to say no or ask for help if you feel overwhelmed. Setting limitations and boundaries can make a huge difference in your outlook and overall happiness in life. Don’t let others dictate your happiness or your path.

13. Spend Time Outdoors

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Take time to enjoy nature. Go for a walk in the woods. Sit by a lake or go for a walk on the beach. Go hiking or camping. Even a five-minute walk outdoors can greatly boost your mood. It is proven scientifically that the sun provides us with Vitamin D which in turn can elevate your mood. Plus you need to appreciate the world around you. If you practice meditation, do your meditation outdoors.

14. Find Beauty in the Small Things

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Don’t always aim for the biggest prize or goal. Learn to appreciate the little things in life: a smooth commute to work, the sound of laughter, a smile or kind word from a friend, a compliment from your boss or coworker, a bubble bath, flowers, whatever makes you happy. Find beauty in small, everyday things around you.

If you follow these simple steps, you can learn to love yourself and find the inner peace. Self love can be achieved with a little bit of effort!

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