15 Ways to Love Yourself

Shower yourself with self-love!
by Melanie Santiago   |  Feb 11, 2017
Image: Selena Gomez | instagram.com/selenagomez
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  1. Tell yourself what you love about yourself.

Praise yourself constantly; highlight your strengths and adorable features or unique quirks that make up who you are as a pretty amazing person.

  1. Accept that you're not everyone's cup of tea.

You were not created to please everyone, or get their approval, instead surround yourself with people who do love you and understand you best. They are Your people.

  1. Rest.

You deserve rest, give your mind and body time to recover from day to day activities.

  1. Create a happy reading list.

Surround yourself with positivity from the movies you watch, to the books you read, here’s a list of good reads to help boost your positivity.

  1. Bookmark self-care blogs.

If you’re more of an online reader, visit these blogs for topics that widely talk about self-care.

  1. Start a self-care morning routine.

Establish a routine to allot a certain time to reconnect with your body, open a window and just breathe in the fresh air and set a positive mindset for the day ahead.

  1. Don't say it.

Consider yourself as your number one bff, don’t forget to encourage yourself with creative criticism rather than harsh words.

  1. Eat well.

Remember to nourish your body with a well-balanced diet, feed it with fruits and vegetables and drink lots of water. Skip the milk teas and fried food among other junk food.

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  1. Have journal prompts.

Have a journal dedicated to self-love, these topics help discover who you are, what your goals and dreams are with bit of self-coaching.

  1. Can't change with hate.

Don’t expect a positive result from negative input; you can’t change with a negative mindset.

  1. Positive affirmations.

Affirmations lay out a positive path for you to strive in and greatly help in setting your mind for success and boosting your confidence.

  1. Self-care box.

Store items that bring you to your center and remind you that you are loved, include pics of your family, quotes and fave items that make you smile. 

  1. Self-talk.

Asses how you talk to yourself, have you told yourself more than once that you couldn’t do it? This article greatly helps in the addressing how you can improve self-talk.

  1. Goal board

Give yourself direction and work towards short-term or long-term goals, by doing this; you also accept that you are capable and worthy. It can greatly affect what you set out to do when you have a visual reminder of them on your wall. Try it out!

  1. The girl power manifesto.

Take an oath to love yourself fiercely, you deserve to be loved and that love should come from you first.

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Melanie Santiago
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Frustrated painter and writer, Melanie also takes time to drop by candymag.com and share the stories she comes across.
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