Loving oneself is not something that is particularly easy. It can be difficult to take a look in the mirror and like what you can see. Low self-esteem can affect many people all over the world, but there are ways to beat it. You simply have to follow these easy steps and you will find out how to show yourself love.

Create Lists

Start out by writing down some things that you do like about yourself. This might seem like a difficult thing to do, especially if you have a bad self-image. Just give it some thought and you will see that you can like things about yourself. Here are some examples of what you might come up with:

- I am a good worker.
- I am good to animals.
- I am a kind person.
- I care about others.
- I have lots of passion.
- I can show love.
- I like the way my hair looks.
- I have a good sense of fashion.

Again, these are just examples. You will, no doubt, come up with a variety of different things about yourself. It can help you to start out with a list of things that you like, such as “I like animals.” The things that you like are an important part of your personality, and they help you to write something positive. They will help you start to love yourself because you know that you can love other things.

Do Other People Love You?

Surely you have been told that you are loved by other people. It does not matter who it is, be it your partner, a parent, a sibling or a friend. Do you believe that they are lying when they say that they love you? The chances are that they are telling the truth. If they can love you then there are many lovable things about you.

Keeping A Journal

Writing down your thoughts in a journal is a good way to release negative emotions. This can help you to start feeling good about yourself. You will be able to go back and look at previous entries and see that you are improving.

Being Yourself

Sometimes people do not like themselves because they are not truly being themselves. Do not try to impress people by acting like someone who you are not. If you act in a natural way it is easier to be comfortable around other people. They will see that you are easy to go with and this impression will make them feel happy about you hence you’ll soon become more likeable.

Author's Bio: 

Lisa Phillips is an experienced Life Coach and author based in Sydney, Australia. She has run her own coaching practice for over 9 years and is a regular contributer to many magazines. Lisa is also an NLP Practitioner.

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