Signs you’re not loving yourself as much as you should
Life is way too short to be worried about what other people think. I tell myself this all the time, but it doesn’t always sink in. The way we think and feel about ourselves is honestly what matters the most. When you struggle with a lack of confidence or just can’t seem to love yourself, no matter how #relatable it is, you’re only holding yourself back. I’d be willing to bet right now that you’re not giving yourself enough credit for the amazing person you are. This is something I’ve been working on this year, so I’ve become pretty familiar with the signs that you are not loving yourself enough.
You are not able to open up to the people you love
This is a sign that you are not comfortable in your own skin. If you can’t be yourself around the people you love the most, when can you be?
You spend so much time fixated on how you would prefer to look
I think everyone looks in the mirror and can spot a few things they’d like to change, but when it’s all you think about it starts to be a problem. Do you spend all of your time over celebrities and wishing you were as beautiful as them? Do you obsess over your flaws or laser hair removal videos because you feel like you need to change yourself?
I fully support people doing whatever they want to their bodies, but only when it’s done for the right reasons. If there’s some sort of procedure you want to have done because it’s genuinely what you want and it’ll make you happy – go for it! Otherwise, you’re going to waste your time, money, and energy chasing after the wrong things. You don’t need to change anything to be ‘good enough’ or ‘better’ or whatever it is you may be telling yourself. You are you, and that is why you are beautiful.
You don’t take pride in yourself
There’s only one you, and you should never forget to be proud of who you are. Celebrate your achievements. Dont be shy about talking to doctors to get the care you need. Take selfies and show off your favorite outfits! There are a million ways to take pride in yourself, and you should never feel guilty about doing so.
You don’t pamper yourself enough
We all deserve and need a bit of pampering now and again. I’m a big, big supporter of self care because our mental health is an important thing to prioritize. Make sure you take the time to indulge in your own relaxation and happiness!
You do not spend enough quality time alone
Sometimes when you’re feeling crummy about yourself, it can be hard to spend time alone. It might be hard at first, but spending time on your own can be a really great way to become comfortable with yourself. Figure out who you are, what you like, what makes you feel good. Take the time to learn how to enjoy the time you spend by yourself and how to value being on your own.
If you’ve noticed any of these signs, it’s time to practice a bit of self-love! It’s so important to love and appreciate yourself as an individual. Stop being so harsh on yourself. Stop comparing yourself to other people or worrying about what other people think, and start loving you – unique, quirky traits, flaws and everything in between.
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