W oe unto you if your friends suggest that you love yourself because in their minds this simply insinuates that you are a selfish person. However if you read widely it will become obvious that loving oneself is the only way you can truly claim to love others. Learning to love yourself in spite of your flaws or what other people think is no doubt a difficult endeavour but it is surely worth it. There are many benefits of loving oneself than we can even list but first, let’s teach you some ways to love yourself more:

The process of self-love begins with taking good care of yourself by eating right, keeping clean, getting enough exercise as well as enough sleep. If you do this you will have a desirable, healthy body that you cannot help but appreciate. According to experts on the psychology of loving oneself taking excellent care of your body and surroundings sends signals to your brain that you are worth loving.

To love yourself more, it is advisable to take up hobbies that will heighten your self-esteem as you realize how much you can accomplish. People often hate themselves because they think that they are not top achievers but when they set their minds to trying new activities they get real peace of mind. If you ever decide to get a job, make sure that it is something that you love as it is the only motivation to enjoy your day and reward yourself afterward.

Take responsibility for your own happiness and find things to love about yourself. It could be a simple act of kindness that makes you feel good about yourself or taking yourself out on a shopping spree or lunch but always ensures that you enjoy doing it. The people in your social circles do not have a duty to love you so if you do not take the initiative to love yourself, there might be no joy in your life. This season of love, be guided by the knowledge that learning to love yourself is the one and the only thing that fills you with love for others.

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