In a world of social media and bad press, it can be all too easy to fall into the trap of comparing yourself to others and not feeling your best. To be the best versions of ourselves, we need to love ourselves! This isn’t a selfish practice, and you need to stop putting yourself down! Even if you think you’re kidding, a negative mindset doesn’t do you any good. Here is what it truly means to love yourself unconditionally and why it’s so damn important!
Why are We So Afraid to Love Ourselves?
There are many reasons we might not love ourselves. The media is a big reason for this as well as learnt behaviors. Many people reading this will have spoken to their friend or colleague and complained how they are unhappy with their weight; “I’m bigger than you, though”. Does this sound like you? Now is the time to stop comparing and finding the negative in everything. You are unique and amazing, and if there is something that you aren’t happy with, make a change or embrace it! Truly loving yourself means looking in the mirror and being happy. It takes small changes to make a big difference. It may feel strange at first, but compliment yourself each day on something that you like about yourself. Self-love is vital for maintaining a healthy mindset and preventing mental illness.
Letting Go of Negative Ways
Find what brings out the worst in you, and rid yourself of it. This may mean ending a toxic relationship or deleting social media applications. Social media isn’t all bad, but many of us use it in the wrong ways or use it way too much. For one, it allows us to judge and compare. It will take time and patience to put a stop this, and you can’t expect to change your ways overnight. You may want to speak to a counselor to help deal with your emotions and find a way to unconditionally love yourself. Sometimes, you need that outside view to unlock your true potential. Get rid of that inner critic.
Practicing Unconditional Self Love
You are an amazing human being, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Only you know what you’ve been through in life and what you’ve accomplished. You have the right to love yourself, so do it! Treat your body as it should be treated, eating healthily but still allowing yourself those occasional treats. Exercise in a way that makes you feel good. If the gym isn’t your thing, run to the park, grab a bike, or take that Pilates class you’ve been meaning to get around to.
It’s okay to be selfish. Loving yourself will lead to you being a better, happier, well-rounded person. Always bear in mind: you can be TOO NICE! Revealed Studios believe that you are beautiful inside and out, just as you should, and they can help you empower yourself and learn to love your body with a boudoir photoshoot.
There are also plenty of self-help books out there that can help you practice mindful ways to love yourself. Realizing how important you are is the first step in unconditionally loving yourself and improving your mental health and your life.