Honor Your Divinity
To 'honor your divinity' is such a stunning expression. To think of yourself this way, as someone who is blessed and divine, is a perfect way to remind yourself just how special, unique and magnificent every human being truly is, just like a precious jewel.
Polish Yourself Up
Polish yourself so that you shine. You need to devote a bit of time out of each day for yourself. Take very good care of your spiritual and physical self, because both facets are what make you, you. Focus on making both shine through your soul and you will always be lovely.
Build An Authentic Self Esteem
Think about what makes you authentic. Where do you find your identity? What do you love about yourself and what are the blessed gifts in your life? What are your quirks and your flaws? All of these things are what make us beautiful. Write them down, draw them out, and surround yourself in their sparkle.
Treat Others With Kindness And Respect
Yes, this helps. One of the things you must know to do when you are in the process of loving yourself is to learn to appreciate the lives of those around you. When you choose to bring joy in the lives of others, it will raise your happiness and self-respect. Often times, when we treat other people well, they begin to treat us the same way, too.
Let Go Of What Happened In The Past
Everyone has a past, and there are some experiences inside our memories we might not necessarily be proud of today. Don't regret too much. We have all made mistakes that have made us the people we are today. Stop looking back, you'll miss where you want to go next. You are not just a product and a victim of your past. Acknowledge and work through any negative emotions, learn why you made these mistakes and how you won't make similar ones again. Put them behind you and start to live again. You will grow.
Be Persistent As You Work On Accepting Yourself
Unconditional acceptance is a big part of learning to love yourself. Work on loving who you are right now, and work to become the person you'd wish to be. I always like to be in a constant state of self-improvement. But try to remember while you are working on yourself and making your soul grow, that you love the parts of you that you already are.
One thought to end on: you must find these things within yourself, the fact that someone else loves you doesn’t rescue you from the project of loving yourself.
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