We live in a world where such a huge focus is placed on superficial looks and appearances that it has bred a society of anxiety ridden and confident lacking people who’s self esteem has been so beaten down by images of perfect people and perfect lives that many live in perpetual misery.
But, there has been a recent movement that preaches an ethic of self-acceptance and the loving of oneself. It’s a great movement that offers a fresh of breath air after decades of being told we’re not good enough. Of course, if there are things about yourself that you wish to change, by all means, do what you want to do so, but make sure you are doing them for yourself and not to conform to society’s twisted standards.
Regardless of the path you choose to take, here are some ways you can learn to love yourself by making yourself better.
Surgery Should Be Your Last Resort
Cosmetic surgery is one of those paths that many people take to strive for perfection, which may be fine, if it’s something you truly want that can help you on your way to accepting and loving yourself. However, make sure you go to someone reputable, like Dr. Nina Naidu, for any enhancements.
Sometimes, cosmetic surgery or cosmetic enhancements are a great option if you’re struggling to get over an unshiftable aspect of yourselves that you don’t hold favourable, it is an enhancement of who you are, just like makeup or nice clothes.
A healthy body is a healthy mind! The first step to becoming healthy is to move more and eat less, running is one of the easiest ways to dip your toe into the world of fitness, all you need is some trainers and the great outdoors.
If diving straight into running seems like too big of a step, begin by walking for short distances at a time and slowly build your way up to longer distances, then jogging, then running!
You’ll be doing 10k before you know it.
Develop a Personal Mantra
The famous saying goes that to believe is to achieve and self-affirmation may seem like a ridiculous thing to do every morning, but it really can work wonders for starting every day right.
Think about what it is that’s really bothering you about yourself. Maybe you don’t like the way you look, maybe you’re worried about your career, or think that no one likes you, whatever it is, every morning when you wake up, look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself the complete opposite.
Popular ones include:
“I am beautiful. I am strong. I am important”
“Today will be a good day.”
Tailor it to yourself and you will begin to believe what it is you’re saying. It’s called positive affirmation.
Try New Things
It’s easier said than done, but if you’re looking for a way to feel good about yourself, then experimenting with your makeup, look, style or hobbies can be a great way to breathe a breath of fresh air into your life.
It will feel weird at first, looking into the mirror and seeing something completely new, but give it a chance, it will be fun!