Firstly, let’s talk about love itself: what is it? To love something means that you care for it and want the best for it – and that goes for everything, not just people or pets. You can love your family, friends, but also animals, or trees! Not only humans can feel love – we all can experience its warm humbling embrace. Love exists everywhere and in everything – sometimes we just need to open our eyes to see it.
Love does not judge – there’s no such thing as right or wrong when it comes to self-love; whether you choose to wear nail polish or play football doesn’t matter because you’re still you. The most important thing we should remember about love is that it’s what makes us who we are and shapes our lives, molding them to one day become beautiful stories.
Why do you think people love themselves less than they should? As a child I was never confident in myself because my parents always said I wasn’t good enough; it wasn’t until I went to university when I went from being a shy boy into a confident man. Let me tell you why: confidence isn’t something that comes out of nowhere – it is carved through persistence and hard work. Every time the thought “This person doesn’t like me” popped into my mind, I would push myself to go say hi despite my reservations and low self-esteem, gradually learning to love myself. It’s not easy, but it’s worth the effort; the only thing holding you back is yourself.
Did you know that loving yourself is important? If you don’t feel good about yourself, how can someone else like you? When I was at school, I didn’t have many friends, because most people didn’t appreciate my sense of humor, or they said that my weird opinions made me an insufferable person (I wasn’t really feeling social media at that time). As a result, I stopped listening to others’ opinions and started to like myself for who I am – yes, they were wrong! Everyone is different and they shouldn’t be judged by their idiosyncrasies. Loving yourself doesn’t mean being disrespectful but allowing yourself respect.
If you’re having trouble loving yourself, look at these examples:
Your family is always there for you! Many people don’t have the support of their loved ones, but you do – at least one person in your life cares about how you feel and if they want to make you happy! Even if it’s your cat, let me tell you that any love is appreciated. Some people may not be too keen on making conversation with strangers, fearing rejection; however, when we talk to
loved ones, we generally tend to put our best foot forward so our fears dissipate pretty quickly – next time try talking to someone new and see what happens!
Also, I’ve got another article under this post: How to Make Friends If You Feel Lonely
You need to make sacrifices in life if you want to achieve your goals! Have you heard the saying “You have to give something up to get what you want?” It’s true. If you want success, fame, and money – which are all things everyone desires – it’s simply not going to come free of charge. You might need to work overtime or start a business on top of your full-time job; however, these are necessary sacrifices that will prove invaluable once they’re out of the way. Of course, not everyone is meant for this lifestyle, but some people are more dedicated than others – do you think I’m right?
Forgive yourself for past mistakes! Everyone makes mistakes sometimes because we’re human beings with imperfections – but that doesn’t mean we should feel bad about things out of our control. The past is the past and it’s gone forever, so why waste any more precious time living there? People may not be ready to move on from their mistakes, but you can always do it for yourself by looking ahead and planning a brighter future.
What are reasons not to love yourself? I know you’re all thinking “But Marc, what if someone bullies me or treats me badly?” You have a choice: you can let them dictate how you feel about yourself or raise your voice louder than they ever could. It’s as simple as that! If people want to spread hatred, then let them – those who matter will stick around regardless because they love you for who you are, not just what you have to say.
If all of this is a bit too philosophical for some people out there, let me break it down into a few straightforward steps:
Step 1: Look in the mirror and think about what’s on your mind.
Step 2: Think about why something negative is going through your head and remind yourself that it’s not true! You will never hate anyone as much as they hate themselves so don’t do what they do to you
Step 3: Find yourself someone who believes in you – even if it isn’t family or friends – it could be someone at work or an inspirational celebrity! Just find them because their support will prove invaluable during times when you feel lost or powerless