10 Ways to Have an Amazing Relationship with Yourself
Social media dictates us that we need to be someone who are not in order to be acceptable by the society. It makes us feel that we are not good enough. We are all dependent to the internet and we spend too much time on social sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Unless we can completely get rid of the cyber world, we are stuck to the definition of beauty and perfection that the social media conveyed to us. This belief hinders us to have a loving relationship with ourselves. So, what can you do to change it?
- Understand what a loving relationship with yourself is.
Do you know what it means to have a loving relationship with yourself? A loving relationship means fully accepting yourself and being grateful for who you are. If you dislike yourself, then there is no way you can have an amazing relationship with yourself. You need to accept yourself before anything else.
- Go out alone.
You need time alone for yourself once in a while. You can dine out, go to a park, or watch a movie. Whatever you decide to do, make sure you feel oneness with the world around you. Though it’s quite scary to be alone, but this is a good start to make you love yourself more.
- If there is one thing that you’ve been wanting to do, do it now.
If you are passionate about something, now is the time to do it. Make time for your hobby. Learning something new boosts your self-confidence and will make you more likable.
- Be happy. Smile and laugh a lot.
Do the things that make you happy. Spend time with your friends and laugh a lot. It’s true that laughter is the best medicine for it improves your metabolism and lets your brain produce happy hormones that lift your mood. If you are always happy, people will be drawn to you more.
- Go for jogging.
Exercise allows your body to produce more endorphins that keep you happy and empowered. Jogging for at least twice a week is enough to keep you physically and mentally fit.
- Make affirmations.
Believe in yourself. Know and affirm that you can accomplish anything because you are a talented individual. Affirmations bring positivity and will make you achieve all your aspirations in life.
- Make a list of the things that you are grateful for.
Make it a daily habit to write at least 5 things you are thankful for. Sometimes, we forget to say thank you for all our blessings. Being grateful for your life is a way of being grateful for who you are.
- Admire yourself.
I’m sure there are people who truly appreciate you for who you are and wish they could be like you. Write down all the things that people like about you. In this way, you’ll be able to admire yourself and appreciate who you are.
- Forgive yourself.
No matter how frustrated you are and how much you hate yourself for failing, learn to forgive yourself. Forgiving yourself can help you accept your weaknesses and improve them.
- Stop criticizing yourself.
Having weaknesses is normal. There is no perfect person in this world and you have to be okay with having flaws. Stop criticizing yourself and learn how to handle your self-esteem issues. If you feel you are not good enough, challenge yourself to improve. Learning is a lifetime journey so take every opportunity to change for the better.