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How to Love Yourself: Treat Yourself Like Your Own Best Friend

How to Love Yourself: Treat Yourself Like Your Own Best Friend

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How To Love Yourself 💖 (Part 1) ~ Treat Yourself With Kindness

How To Love Yourself 💖 (Part 1) ~ Treat Yourself With Kindness

This means you recognize your own self-worth and live your own life as honestly as you can.

Focus on the things you like about yourself rather than insulting yourself. Talk to yourself like a BFF

Celebrate your accomplishments and reward yourself for your effort.

Set healthy boundaries and only help others when you have the energy and interest in doing so. Take care of yourself first and you'll have more love to spread.

Repeat daily affirmations to remind yourself of your love. When faced with a setback, take 10 deep breaths and think about how much you love yourself.

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1. Let Go Of Negative Thoughts About Yourself.

1. Let Go Of Negative Thoughts About Yourself.

Let go of negative thought patterns and beliefs about yourself. Drill down to the core of those negative thoughts and tell yourself a different story. Think about what you would say to a close friend who said those things about themselves.Don't try to fight negative thoughts, though—they're a part of who you are. Simply drown them out with more positive, affirmative thoughts about yourself.

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2. Accept your flaws as part of who you are.

2. Accept your flaws as part of who you are.

Everything you've done and everywhere you've been is a part of who you are—you!

Self-love isn't about fixing all the "bad" things about yourself. Instead, accept that they're all parts of the same whole. When you love yourself, you love all of you because you wouldn't have the good without the bad.

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3. Focus on your effort

3. Focus on your effort

If you expect yourself to be perfect all the time, you'll never be pleased with anything you produce. This can lead to low self-esteem. Instead, make a point to appreciate the work you put into completing a task, rather than looking for flaws in what you produced.

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4. Practice gratitude for good things

4. Practice gratitude for good things

This should be practiced rather than focusing on the negative things. It's human nature to see negative things as bigger and more important than positive things, but this also does tremendous damage to your self-esteem. When you find yourself focusing on negative or less favorable events in your life, immediately try to name 3 to 5 things that you can be grateful for. Look for the positive side even when bad things happen to you.

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5. Speak kindly to yourself

5. Speak kindly to yourself

When you call yourself a name, you reduce yourself to a single thing that you don't like—you're not treating yourself as a whole person. If you wouldn't call your best friend these names, don't call yourself those names either!

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6. Pull yourself away from assumptions that the worst will happen

6. Pull yourself away from assumptions that the worst will happen

This sort of "catastrophizing" is really bad for your self-esteem because you spiral from a small error to basically believing that everything is doomed—and that's rarely the case. Challenge those thoughts with realistic and logical observations to reframe your conclusion.

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When we practice self-love, we accept ourselves for who we are and recognize our worth, which has a healthy impact on our self-esteem😌

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