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10 Ways To Love Yourself And Be More Confident8 min read

10 Ways To Love Yourself And Be More Confident

1 | Know yourself

Learning about yourself is not as easy as you might think. A bunch of people lose themself in someone that they are not or never truly understand who they are. 

Nowadays, it’s easy to lose yourself in a way that doesn’t represent you. Losing ethic. To learn about yourself you should first accept how you are. Accepting yourself doesn’t mean making yourself better. 

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You can always improve yourself, and the defects that you have, you should accept them. Keep your differences, the things that are making you a unique person.

Learning who you are will change your life. You will learn what is good and not good for you, who is good and bad for you. You will also know your strengths and your weaknesses. 

Through the other points, you will discover some ways to discover more about yourself, like being alone sometimes.

2 | Do not compare yourself to others

“Comparison is the thief of joy”  Theodore Roosevelt

The comparison game or war is as old as humanity.

Nowadays social media increase depression. Because people are comparing themselves with famous people on social media.

This is stupid, but you might already know that. Also, people often compare themselves with people that they see in their everyday life, you probably compare yourself with the people of your school or the place where you work. 

Stop doing that. Even if comparing yourself with other people can foster you sometimes, most of the time it decreases the confidence that you have in yourself.

To avoid comparing yourself with others there are multiple ways.

  • You can try to become aware of, and stop doing it when you notice it.
  • Remind that you don’t know the people. Probably that they are better than you outside but inside this is probably not the case. 
  • Be grateful for the good in your life. You can want more to reach new horizons, you’re dreaming for instance. But never forget the good things that you already have in your life, and be grateful for them.
  • Comparison can be good if you take, for example, the positive points of a person, like her generosity, her motivation…

3 | Accept that not everyone can love you, some people won’t like you

This one seems to be basic. But perhaps that sometimes you modify yourself to be the person that people would like.

It often occurs when you are with the person that you love to be cool or something you’ll probably change your attitude. And here is the point.

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Don’t change yourself for people. Stay as you are. 

If they don’t like you as you are it’s because they are not made for you.

It can be friends or the person that you love. In every case, you should stay yourself.

I know that sometimes you can think that no one loves you. That no one thinks like you. But the truth is that there is, perhaps not around you. 

Furthermore, despite that you need to always stay yourself, you should also always improve yourself. And keep in your head that some people won’t like you, this is how it is so don’t try to change it.

4 | Forget the past

If you never drop the past, you can never truly move on. You should stay focus on your future, not the past. You cannot change what has already happened.

If you want to become the best version of yourself, someone new you should let the past where it is and keep watching toward the future.

Life is too short to waste your time on what is already done.

5 | Take good care of your body

Taking care of your body is important. Feeling good in your body is important. 

You can make stretching to be capable of doing new things, or just feeling freer with your body. You can play sports to develop your cardiac rhythm, your muscles. By doing sport or stretching you will learn more about yourself, your limits, your body. 

Feeling good in your body can drastically improve the confidence that you’ve in yourself. But you need to always stay humble.

6 | Pursue New Interests

It’s great to try something new that you have wanted to try for a while, or have been too scared to do.

You never know what you might enjoy until you try it, so think of a new hobby you could try, or go to a place you’ve wanted to go to for a while.

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Perhaps, that you’re going to enjoy this new experience, and if not that you’ll have made it and will not regret the fact of having not done this activity. 

You should try it. 

7 | Take Care Of Yourself

This one probably seems obvious, but taking care of yourself plays a big part in learning how to love yourself, and a lot of people do not do it. 

This tip is very wide, but what you need to keep from this tip is that you should sleep better, take care of your body, of your mind through multiple ways which we’re going to speak about later. 

You can use the Law Of Attraction to start to work towards the life that you want to live, which includes loving yourself. Perhaps, that you don’t trust this theory, which is understandable. This is why you should read this article

By taking care of yourself you will undeniably upgrade the confidence that you have in yourself.

8 | Spend time alone

One of the best ways to cultivate a loving relationship with yourself is to regularly spend some time alone.

Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, everyone can benefit from some genuine alone time.

  • Take a long walk in the morning. 
  • Lie on your bed and breathe deeply. 
  • Meditate in the evening for a few minutes.

Whatever alone time activity appeals to you, make it happen. You might be amazed at what thoughts and revelations bubble up for you when you give yourself the time and space to simply listen to yourself.

You will acquire enormous confidence in yourself by spending time alone, spending time learning yourself. Because not everyone truly knows themselves.

Sometimes we do too much for people, we like to please other people, so we tend to stretch ourselves too thin and commit to everything we can. We can forget to look after ourselves sometimes, so that’s why it is good to say no. Focus on yourself when you can, or if you are overwhelmed.

9 | Regularly make time for rest and relaxation

You want to make sure you’re also allowing yourself the time and space to breathe and relax.

Take naps when you feel like it. (You should take a nap of only 20 minutes because after a quick nap like that you will be energized. Which will not be the case if you take a long nap above 20 minutes).

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Treat yourself to spa treatments when you want them. 

Rest and relaxation are vital in the self-care/self-love journey. Let your soul breathe. Occasionally allow yourself to have no plans.

If you take cold showers you can take a hot shower at the end of a hard week of work for instance. 

As well, you can also meditate. In the morning for example.

Every little thing that can relax you is good. If you work too hard you could make a burnout, this is not what you want. To keep working, be happy you should consider taking the time to relax.

Sometimes the best thing you can do for yourself is to take a break, lie down on the floor, and just breathe.

10 | Care about nutrition

I will be brief on this one, because here you can find all the benefits of having a healthy diet.

The food that you put in your body is your fuel.

If you’re constantly putting in junk fuel, you’re going to feel like junk. On the other side of the spectrum, if you’re completely depriving yourself of foods that you derive enjoyment from, then you’ll feel like a robot that eats to live.

So eat clean. You already know what to do. Drink water, eat lots of veggies, nuts, seeds, and fruits, consume complex carbohydrates, and limit intake of any processed foods.

Conclusion:

  • Know yourself
  • Do not compare yourself to others
  • Accept that not everyone can love you, some people won’t like you
  • Forget the past
  • Take good care of your body
  • Pursue new interests
  • Take care of yourself
  • Spend time alone
  • Regularly make time for rest and relaxation
  • Care about nutrition

Loving yourself is not easy. But not impossible. To finish here is a quote that you need to keep in mind. Here is a trusted article to motivate you to love yourself.

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” Aristote

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