10 Great reasons to start loving and accepting yourself
Loving yourself isn’t a selfish thing to do and it’s the only real way to make your life fulfilling and satisfying. Loving yourself is not all about looking in the mirror and admiring yourself, though. It’s about taking care of yourself and doing the things that make you a happy. So think again, before you skip swiftly by this article, and read these ten very good reasons why you should start loving yourself:
1. It will help you to treat other people better
Love others as you love yourself…When you love yourself, you are more able to be a better person to others. You won’t feel envy or jealousy anymore; instead, you will be genuinely pleased that other people are happy and prospering too.
2. When you love yourself and you love your body, you will take care of yourself more
You would encourage your child to eat healthy and to exercise, because you love them and you want them to be well. The same will apply to you, because, when you love yourself, you will want to take better care of your own body too.
3. You will stop trying to please other people all the time
You never will please everybody, so stop trying to live up to other people’s expectations and live up to your own instead. The only opinions about you that really count are your own and, when you love yourself, you will worry less about what other people think.
4. Loving and accepting yourself will give you more self-confidence
Know yourself and love yourself, and you will feel far more at peace. It will give you the strength to accept criticism from other people better and you will become far more confident in yourself and your own abilities.
5. Life will become easier
Loving yourself means that you accept who you are and what you are capable of. You will stop trying to push yourself to do the things that you can’t, and you will begin, instead, to choose things that make you happy.
6. Self-love will make you a stronger person
Loving yourself will give you the inner strength to make decisions for yourself. You will able to stand up for what you believe is right for you and you will find it easier to say no, when people ask the impossible of you.
7. You will accept your own mistakes easier and you will learn to forgive yourself quicker
You always forgive the mistakes of someone you love, so love yourself, and you will treat mistakes as an experience to be learned from, not ones to beat yourself up about.
8. You will be more comfortable spending time on your own
Once you begin to recognise all the good qualities in yourself, you will be happy spending time on your own. Everyone spends time on their own, so make that time enjoyable and spend it with someone you love – you!
9. Loving yourself makes it easier for others to love you
Self-loathing is not an attractive trait, but a healthy dose of self-confidence and self-belief is. Once you begin to love yourself, you will have far more to give in a relationship and so, other people will find it easier to love you in return.
10. You will become more independent
A lack of self-love can lead you to desperately look for love and expect love from other people, and it can make you dependent on them. Loving yourself will mean that you don’t enter relationships, because you are lonely, sad and you need someone; you enter into a relationship, because you want to share love, fun, companionship and caring.
There are many other reasons why we should love and accept ourselves.
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Stay happy and love yourself!