Remember those times that you used to appreciate yourself? Looking at them now makes you wonder where it went wrong. It is not easy to look at yourself and accept the fact that you can love yourself again. Nothing went wrong; no opinion in the world can make you feel that you are not worth loving, not even yourself.
Look back and identify what made you lose confidence, and from there, focus on dealing with that, because you might not be able to ‘fix’ that problem. But you can take it on and accept the challenge. Scroll down to see how you can love yourself again.
1. Give yourself a break
Give yourself a break, especially when you are stressed and having difficulty focusing and feeling burned out. This time, your break should focus only on your time giving yourself self-care. You can go on to pamper yourself or go on a trip alone.
Have some quiet time so that you can have a peaceful environment that enables you to reflect and think. Taking a break doesn’t need to be grand. Remember, you are doing this to suit your liking and not following anyone’s desire.
Part of giving yourself a break is doing the things you genuinely enjoy. These are the activities that truly bring you joy and that don’t make you feel like you are being forced to do them.
2. Rediscover yourself
Maybe part of the reason for this frustration is that you have grown to be another person. If you compare yourself to your past self, you will see a massive difference because you are a different person now than you were in the past year or two.
Compared to yesterday, is not entirely bad. The purpose of this activity is to identify what has changed, needs, responsibilities, and priorities. Do not compare who is better or who is much more productive, because by making this unhealthy comparison you are weighing yourself down.
Instead of moving forward, you are stuck in the past because that is where you felt you had the upper hand in life. That life is over. You have a different life now; therefore, your needs and priorities change.
3. Internet detox
You already take opinions every day. An internet opinion is not a necessity. Scrolling through the internet might make you think it will help you by bringing the world together, but it doesn’t.
Do not be scared of missing out. It is better to miss out on your self-awareness than be updated on every piece of information that crosses your feed. Start by not checking in on your social media accounts. Take that vacation with only keeping your line up and not feeling obligated to answer to anyone.
4. Accept vulnerabilities
No man is perfect; it is in our nature to make mistakes every once in a while. Emotions, mistakes, and stress don’t make you any weaker. Accepting these facts as a factor in your life that needs to be addressed helps you strategize what you need to be able to solve these problems in order to keep living your life in balance.
Stop giving yourself or envisioning a life that is derived from a fairytale book.