Learning To Fall Back In Love With Yourself

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We can often find ourselves going from place to place, hoping to find people who will give us validation. When meeting a new person, we hope they will like us. When developing a relationship with someone, we hope they'll see past our flaws. But often, we see right to those flaws ourselves. Sometimes, we don't give ourselves the validation and approval we are so desperately seeking. If you don't do this for yourself, how can you expect anyone else on Earth to give it to you?

When we're in this mindset, we might even read positive signs incorrectly. Sometimes someone might forget to give you validation, but that's because they're struggling with it themselves. That doesn't necessarily mean they don't like you or have deep care for you. Everyone has plenty to manage, from the love they give others, to more importantly the love they give themselves.

Falling back in love with yourself is essential if you hope to live a healthy life. It is one of the cornerstone steps to mental health. Of course, narcissism is always a bad thing, but often people could stand to feel a bit better about themselves. We hope to help you do just that:

Give Yourself A Break

Give yourself a break. Sometimes this means taking a break from a hectic work schedule through taking a mental health day at home. Sometimes it means deciding to watch that television program instead of speaking to your boss out of hours. However, sometimes it means taking a full break from that which is holding you down. Many things can hold you down in life. Bad relationships, bad people, bad behaviour patterns. It might be that heading to an alcohol rehab, putting internet filters on your computer to block all sexually suggestive imagery, or deleting your gaming accounts could help you stop putting so much time into things that aren't healthy, or to remove exposure to something you have trouble controlling.

Absorb Yourself In Something

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." - Socrates. Socrates knew what he was talking about, or so Plato says. Absorbing yourself in something new means building new habits, enjoying something that you can fall in love with, and seeing just how much you have to learn. When you feel supported and purely fascinated by something, your days pass in enjoyment, and you start to set goals around it. Absorbing yourself in something healthy can once again ensure you start thinking about the long-term, and develop a healthy perspective for the future.

Bring Yourself Somewhere

Go on a hike somewhere, free from everything. Perhaps travel alone to somewhere near your hometown, or even abroad. Head to the movies alone. While we are social creatures and becoming a hermit is hardly a confident strategy to fall in love with yourself, simply spending time with yourself is essential to learn who you are. There are some who haven't experienced that at all. If you do, you'll likely see the value in it.

With these tips, you should absolutely be able to fall back in love with yourself.

1 comment:

  1. Love this! Such easy things we forget to do.

    Thanks for the reminder :)




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