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Dec 09

How to Love Yourself Before You Love Someone Else

You’ve probably heard that you can’t love someone else until you love yourself. While true in some ways, you can actually love anyone, but it makes it more difficult to love entirely if you have disdain for yourself. With that said, here are a few ways to learn to love yourself before you entirely give your love to another person.

Bond with Your Inner Child

When you were a kid, everything seemed a little easier. You rarely, if ever, worried over your weight, figure, flaws, money you earned, or anything really. All you had to do was have fun, think about what to be when you grew up, and chase your dreams from one summer to the next. Go back to that for a little while. That inner kid is still in there, waiting for you to climb trees, stargaze, and be carefree again.

Do Things that You LOVE and Have a Passion For

Love interior décor and artistry? Paint a beautiful mural on any room of your house. Do you care deeply about animals? Volunteer at an animal shelter, take care of lonely pets at a boarding kennel, or simply spend more time with your own pets. Do things that you love; things that make you happy. Life is too short to spend it doing things you despise.

Stop Obsessing Over Your Flaws – Point Out Your Positives

Look in the mirror. Or, turn your perspective inside to examine your characteristics and traits. Sure, there are things that you may not love, but that’s apart of being human. You are flawed. Everyone is. However, you are also unique and awesome, with your own cool set of flawless features and personality aspects. Point out your positives and stop obsessing over the things you don’t like about yourself.

Strive to Be Healthy with Good Eats, Lots-a Water, and Exercise

Good health of your body encourages good health of your mind. Keep your mind, body, and spirit in good health with good eats, plenty of water, and lots of heart-healthy exercise. Strengthen your body to improve your outlook on yourself. Because the better you feel on the outside, the likelier you will be to love yourself on the inside.

Build Strong Friendships with Positive, Inspirational People

How many great friends do you have? The ones that would be there for you, no matter what, through absolutely anything in the world? If there are toxic people in your life, let them go. And fill their place with strong friendships with positive people that provide encouragement, support, and inspiration. Don’t feel bad about it because you don’t need toxicity in your life.

The aforementioned methods of self-love will make you happier and healthier, because loving yourself is both happy and healthy. It will make your love for others fuller and more complete. Remember: Everyone is entitled to their ideas of life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.