3 Ways to Love Yourself More

Loving your life starts with loving and accepting everything that is you. Accept your imperfections. Be loyal to your joys. Be patient with yourself during times of self growth.

Loving your life starts by loving the world within yourself.

The inner story you tell yourself on a daily basis reflects in the outer world. Keep your inner self, your inner world healthy.

Hold higher standards for yourself

Set higher standards for yourself. If you think you deserve this, how about believing you deserve something even better?

Don’t fall in the trap of settling for less. Of thinking that you’ll never have what you dream of. Of thinking why bother?

Every single moment you have the power to create the life you dream of. Even though some things are out of your control, so much of your reality depends on your choices.

Let your choices reflect the best things you desire for yourself. Every time you choose your dreams, you’re going to meet some type of resistance: excuses, low self-esteem, the thought it’s impossible, criticism, or impatience.

You’re worthy of your grandest dreams. And your grandest dreams need your faith, loyalty, and patience.

Take care of yourself

Take better care of yourself. Prioritize your body, mental, and emotional health.

Take the steps that lead you back to health. When you feel really stressed take a break. When you feel overwhelmed, simplify your to-do list.

Become aware of your body. Have you been sitting or lying down for too long? Are you feeling stressed? Are you repressing your emotions?

Stand up. Stretch. Breathe in. Breath out.

Be compassionate with yourself

Train your mind to notice even your smallest accomplishments. Train yourself to be loving and compassionate to yourself.

Fill yourself up with encouraging thoughts like I did my best today and leave the day at that. Stop the overthinking about how your day could have gone better.

When things don’t look bright on the outside or in the inside, be fully there for yourself.

If you feel frustrated, feel frustrated. Feel lazy. Feel worried. These emotions indicate your next step.

  • Let your frustrations out of your system. Write down your frustrations or share them with someone.
  • Let yourself have a lazy day. Enjoy a day off: the dirty dishes, the laundry can wait.
  • Explore your worry. As you do, come up with possible solutions and accept what you can’t change.

Do you tell yourself that you deserve better or do you settle for less? Do you take care of your mental, emotional and physical health? Are you the first to be there for yourself during your lows?

Why you shouldn’t fall into the self-improvement trap

Since self improvement doesn’t have an end, there’ll always be a thing or two that you can do to improve yourself. Don’t fall into the self-improvement trap. If you do, you start believing that you’re not worthy or beautiful until you change.

You’re worthy and beautiful right at this moment despite your current imperfections.

When you accept yourself completely as you are in this moment, you stop judging yourself for all the “negative” things that make you you. The “negative things” are things like your impatience, your horrible listening skills, or your low self confidence.

When you accept yourself completely as you are in this moment, you learn to be gentle and patient with yourself as you transform into the type of person that you’ve always wanted to be.

When you accept yourself completely as you are in this moment, you see beauty and worth in everyone despite their current imperfections.

“Never be afraid” photo by Allie Smith on Unsplash

Time to take a self-care break

give yourself permission to take a self-care break. You give and give your energy, time, and attention to your job, your loved ones, your home, your life.

It’s time that you let yourself receive time to rest. Keep things balanced. 

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When to take a self-care break

No matter how much you feel that you need to improve at becoming better at your job or at life (workaholics & perfectionist, I’m looking right at you), there comes a point in life when taking a self-care break is necessary.

If you’re constantly tired, drained, unmotivated, or resentful because you don’t feel a sense of balance, you’re in need of a self-care break.

Why you should take a self-care break

Take some time off to replenish and reenergize. Let your self-care break refresh you. Your body and soul resents it when you don’t take a break.

Maybe all that you need is a short break to realign yourself with the purpose of your work. Taking a breather helps you come back to life with renewed motivation. When you’re well-rested, you perform better in your work and projects. 

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How to take a self-care break

As long as you are not working, you can watch your favorite movies, read your favorite book. Sleep in or treat yourself to a spa day. 

How much time you need for your self-care break will depend on how much balance you need back into your life.


However you choose to take your self-care break, let it replenish you with energy and motivation to pick up where you left off.