What the world definitely needs now is love sweet love. I would also argue that we each have to learn how to love ourselves–more! Many of us spend countless hours a day indulging in negative self-talk and belittling ourselves. I know I’ve been guilty of picking out every flaw, every blemish, every extra pound that I am carrying around. Instead of nurturing the things about myself that I love (and that others love, too), I focus on those not-so-good thoughts about myself.
This year, I promised myself that I would make it a habit to decrease the negative self-talk and thoughts and increase loving on myself. Doing this can help foster a better outlook on life, and make us happier and more fulfilled.
I want you to join me in my new quest to treat myself better, from the inside out, starting with my thoughts. I am sharing 20 Ways to Fall Back in Love With Yourself:
1. Every day, write in your gratitude journal.
Writing in my gratitude journal helps me focus on positive thoughts and energy, which helps me feel better. When you operate in gratitude, it helps you love yourself even more, flaws and all.
2. Write a positive affirmation about yourself.
Fall back in love with yourself by writing a positive affirmations. These affirmations should inspire you and help you be your best self. You can learn more about writing affirmations by reading these posts.
3. Pay it forward with an act of kindness.
We always feel better when we help others. Pay it forward with an act of kindness.
4. Say something nice about yourself online.
Yes, it may feel like you’re tooting your own horn, but why not? Share something nice about yourself online, and watch how others respond with some pretty awesome things about you, too.
5. Treat yourself to a healthy meal.
Health is wealth, and loving yourself means being as healthy as you can.
6. Curate your social media feeds for a better and more positive experience.
Yes, we what we take in on social media and affect the way we see ourselves. Unfollow negative profiles that don’t make you feel good about yourself, and this includes friends and family.
7. Say no when you want to.
Period, point blank. Loving yourself means saying no, unapologetically.
8. Get rid of the need to impress others.
Self-explanatory, but needed to be placed on this list.
9. Do something that you are good at.
One of the best ways to boost your self-esteem is to tap into something that you are good at. That dose of confidence can go a long way.
Helping others by volunteering your time is a great way to pour back into yourself.
11. Get active
Take a walk, ride your stationary bike, and get to moving around. This can help you burn some calories and gives you endorphins that make you feel good.
12. Replace negative thoughts with positive ones.
If you want to fall back in love with yourself, you have to have more positive and less negative. Replacing those thoughts will assist you in feeling better about yourself.
13. Try not to overthink.
Overthinking can kill your joy. Stop it in its tracks.
14. Teach people how to treat you.
If you love yourself, it teaches others how to treat you. Give yourself love, and then get it back.
15. Treat people the way you want to be treated.
This is so simple, and yet, many don’t do this at all.
16. Learn something new.
That thing you’ve always wanted to learn how to do? This is a great time to learn.
17. Revisit a favorite memory.
Those memories can go a long way with making you feel warm and fuzzy.
18. Think about your happiest moment.
That’s where the love is, and that is where you can find the joy.
19. Share your wins.
Love those wins (and love the losses that taught you how to be better).
Smiling can totally turn your day around, and your outlook.
Give the gift of falling back in love with yourself this year with these prompts. Let me know what you think!
How are you falling back in love with yourself this year?