In an age where people place so much emphasis on beauty, titles, status, comparisons or relationships, loving yourself and accepting yourself as your unique being doesn’t happen overnight. pm.
Loving yourself is never easy. We can tolerate everything but spend months or even years learning how to forgive our smallest mistake. However, when we learn to love ourselves, we can feel that life is lighter and easier to navigate. When we love ourselves, the world in our eyes changes, even if only a little.
Here are 10 small things that show you’ve started to love yourself more.
- 0.1 1. You are more confident
- 0.2 2. You stop comparing yourself to others
- 0.3 3. You respect yourself
- 0.4 4. You stop looking for the recognition of your beauty
- 0.5 5. You are not jealous of other people’s success
- 0.6 6. You are not too strict with yourself
- 0.7 7. You aim for more harmonious and quality relationships
- 1 8. You invest in taking care of yourself
- 2 9. You know that success will come
- 3 10. You say “I love me”
1. You are more confident
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Instead of focusing all your attention on your shortcomings, you gradually pay more attention to your strengths, such as being comfortable wearing your favorite clothes that enhance your own beauty without thinking about extreme weight gain. You feel extremely comfortable and confident. This is also a sign that you are enjoying this beautiful life.
2. You stop comparing yourself to others
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If before, you often compare yourself to others, such as why your body shape, skin, face, hair are not like hers… Now, you realize that comparison is only cause you to lose your true self, that the beauty of others does not take away from your unique, unique beauty.
3. You respect yourself
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You realize that your self-esteem comes from within yourself instead of frantically seeking validation from others. You no longer wait for compliments from people to get a sense of comfort and encouragement for yourself. You realize your existence is complete and you constantly remind yourself that you are doing great.
4. You stop looking for the recognition of your beauty
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Everyone wants to be recognized by others for their beauty, worth, and worthiness, whether you’re single or married. However, as you begin your journey of healing and self-love, you know it’s not. Who can judge your beauty perfectly and comprehensively.
5. You are not jealous of other people’s success
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A common reason we are jealous of others is that we don’t own what they have. In the past, witnessing someone else’s success made you feel inadequate. But when you love yourself, you can acknowledge someone else’s victory without feeling like you’ve lost, that the sky is always enough for us.
6. You are not too strict with yourself
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You used to blame and hurt yourself for every little thing, but now, you understand that by acting kinder, more considerate to yourself in everything, you are loving yourself. When you don’t reach a goal, you know you did your best and tell yourself everything will be fine.
7. You aim for more harmonious and quality relationships
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Sometimes, staying in a relationship that hurts you mentally or physically is a sign that you lack love for yourself. Now you know that there are people more deserving of you, and happier relationships that lie ahead, no matter how challenging the times.
8. You invest in taking care of yourself
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Self-care means everything you do is geared toward becoming a better version of yourself, such as a healthy eating plan, exercising more often, having coffee with friends, having dinner alone, meditation, yoga or whatever helps you balance and focus. When you love yourself, you no longer miss out on the things that make your life healthier.
9. You know that success will come
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Rejection or seeing others succeed used to make you despair. Now, because you start to love yourself more, you know that sooner or later, success will come. You already have enough confidence to become the person you’ve always wanted to be.
10. You say “I love me”
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At some point, when your soul whispers to you, “I love you,” you have really begun to love yourself. You don’t have to suggest yourself by saying “I love myself” every day or saying it out loud in front of a mirror. When the hurt gradually sinks into the ocean in each person, you will feel that love embrace you.
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