All people are united by a similar quality of character – self-criticism. As a rule we demand a lot from ourselves, and in the most cases we are not satisfied with our appearance. But whatever it is we are to love our appearance and be proud for our achievements. Otherwise why are we trying so hard if there is no approval? Nobody is perfect it is true but everyone is unique and marvelous, only for this we are to ourselves. Being in peace with oneself is a great source of happiness. So here are 11 ways for you to like yourself more.
1. Do something nice
This principle works just like it goes with presents, it is more pleasant to give than to receive. That is why when you are in low spirits and are about to start criticizing yourself, think about the people whom you can help or just do something nice for them. I assure you, your negative thoughts will be gone for good. Do something nice to your family members, friends or a casual passerby to make them happy. To see their sincere happy smile in return is the best reward, isn`t it?
2. Stop the negativity
From now on never talk negatively about yourself. That should be the most important rule for you. You may happen to hear some unpleasant comments or reactions on your appearance or actions, and you should never start an argument or agree with such a statement. There is no need to go deep into the problem. You should not focus on your drawbacks when you have so many strong sides! Be wise and don`t get in a trap of constant negative self-talk. In most cases people talk nonsense so it`s no use concentrating on subjective and tactless opinions.
3. Set goals
In order not to have negative thoughts you are to have a certain aim in your life. Be it a short or long-term one, you will be able to focus all your attention on it and have no time for depression. As you reach your goals one by one you`ll have that precious feeling of satisfaction with yourself and what you do. Your goal may be whatever you want, connected with your work or with your hobby, but while you work hard to reach it there will be no time for you to feel low. You might not reach your aim at once but being engaged in some business is better than to sit with your arms folded.
4. Turn it around
Living in a contemporary society people hurt each other`s feelings very often and forget to say how much they care. You may feel it more sharply even in your family. It is a big mistake to compare a person with somebody else as it gives the one feeling of being worse than others. No approval gives sensation as if you are never good at anything. All this hurts pride. You can`t change other people but you can change your attitude to what they say or do. Think that they all are too shy to say truth or too proud to confess that you are better than they. Remember that deep inside they cherish kindly feelings for you and mean well. It is not that easy, but the more you practice the better.
5. Get inspiration
Everyday routine has a harmful feature to kill all the creativity and inspiration. So free yourself and be reborn! There are so many beautiful things you can take inspiration from. From somebody`s words, child`s smile, sun beam, rain of golden leaves or even ordinarily from any video online. Having inspiration is a great motive power to create something new. But not only this, you may also be inspired to live, to make it better, to change, to create unforgettable moments and enjoy them. By doing so you will never have a low opinion of yourself again.
6. Stop comparing
Every person is unique, marvelous and unlike others so it is not right to compare\or be compared with others. Don`t focus your attention on your drawbacks thinking that that Marry is better than you. Think about your strong sides, good qualities, useful skills and unique talents. And of course, don`t stop constantly improving them, all the time learning something new. You are to do it only for yourself, for you to feel yourself a better person and never to be compared with others.
7. Take care of yourself
It is essential for every woman to take care of herself and to look fabulous, but unfortunately sometimes in the whirl of problems, cares and chores we forget about it. We eat, dress up, do make up, etc but these are usual and basic things. In order to cheer yourself up do what you`ve wanted to do for a long time already but never ventured to accomplish. Try a new cuisine, go to the theatre or buy a book you have longed to read. This will refresh your powers for new beginnings and accomplishments and will distract you from negative thoughts.
8. Just walk away
I should say that this is another talent you are to have. Sometimes we get used to people and things, and places so much that we can`t leave them even when they start to do harm. In life of every person there comes such a moment when we just have to turn around and walk away never looking back. Don`t allow people around you or even close friends to infect you with their negativity. Don`t be afraid of changes, they are always for the better and instead of old new people will come and bring some sunshine into your life.
9. Treat your body with respect
Keeping fit and healthy lifestyle is a duty of every one of us. That`s why we are to pay much attention to our body. This presupposes not only regular exercises but also healthy diet, absence of bad habits and positive outlook on life in general. Workouts will only contribute to how you look, but your inner health is even of more importance. So you are to take all the necessary measures to keep yourself healthy. You will be happy to see your reflection in the mirror and you`ll feel very well.
10. Live in the present
Sometimes we don`t even realize how precious and valuable some moments in our life are. But unfortunately we fail to notice and enjoy them in full. We miss it because we are either focused on our problems and worries or all the time imagine how our life will be or would be. The greatest happiness is to enjoy everything that you have at this very moment until it is gone. Dreams are also of great importance but they are only our imagination.
We should give rest for our bodies from time to time, and relaxing our minds and souls is just what you need. Everyday problems, worries, conflicts are all the time whirling in our minds so it vitally necessary to take time when you can forget about everything in the world and just relax. The best variant is of course not to get tired, if you know what I mean. I find it a special gift when people don`t get washed-out because of piles of problems but take everything easy, just as it is. If don`t have such a talent, you`d better develop it, and your life will become much easier and enjoyable in the twinkling of an eye.
Our life in most cases is a battlefield where we fight for our happiness. It is in our powers to enjoy it and to feel satisfied with ourselves. It is not easy indeed, but where is the will there is the way. Remember, that we all are marvels in this huge fantastic world around us. Don`t you agree with this? Please share your thoughts and thanks for reading!