How to start appreciating yourself?

Do you find yourself constantly comparing yourself to others and feeling unfulfilled with your own accomplishments? Do you have a hard time accepting compliments and acknowledging your own worth? Well, look no further! This comprehensive guide will provide you with tips on how to start appreciating your fabulous self.

First, Recognize that You are Unique

It’s important to understand that everyone is different, and that’s what makes us all special. Don’t compare yourself to others; focus on your own strengths and talents. Embrace what makes you unique!

Make a List of Your Accomplishments

Sometimes it’s easy for us to remember our mistakes, but we often forget our successes. Take some time out of each day to jot down things you’ve accomplished – whether big or small – this can be as simple as getting out bed in the morning.

Compliment Yourself Daily

Looking into the mirror every morning saying some positive affirmations about yourself such as ‘I am beautiful’,’ I am smart’, ‘I can handle everything’ etc.

Remove Negative External Influences from Your Life

If there are people or social media personalities who consistently bring negativity into your life – unfollow or tune them out completely – “Bye Felicia”. Remember it is very crucial towards building up positive thinking and avoiding low-self-esteem habits which would slow down progress.

Create Affirming Routine

Create routines for daily activities like walking around an office desk twice before taking seat/cleaning shoes after returning home- acts both serve as affirmations while also creating consistent daily routine)

Change Negative Thinking Patterns

Oftentimes, we tend want something so bad however due fear/ anxiety created by negative thoughts results in stopping ourselves from achieving those goals.Hence , identify these thoughts when they happen replace them with encouraging ones (remind yourselves who’s boss) we got this!.

Find A New Hobby Or Activity You Enjoy

Picking up a new hobby or activity helps to get out of our headspace and allows us space just to enjoy. Explore different activities often, there are diamond in the rough such as pottery classes, watercolor painting.

Join Interest Groups

Joining groups with similar interests e.g ‘reading clubs’, fitness challenge groups etc is also an effective way of pursuing hobbies whiles interacting with like-minded individuals creating sense of belonging and confidence boosters.

Practice Self-Care

Taking care yourself means massages, manicures/pedicures (who cares about gender) but it also means ensuring you feed your body nutritious meals , drinking enough bottles water that will hydrate you still leaving some energy for prime goals.

Taking Breaks from Social Media

It’s hard not to get sucked into these online worlds of comparison. Empaneled long-term social media breaks suggests reducing stress levels & anxiety as well

Celebrate Small Wins

Make sure celebrate small wins (e.g submitting assignments earlier than due date/gym sessions) by rewarding yourselves at least once a week;this is something special for each individual everybody deserves treats!

Grateful Journal Entries

Maintain daily entries affirmations things that went right today/feel proud off when day comes good/bad emotionally checking in journal gives both outlet reflection-> positive thinking patterns

Remember you write your own story- take risks towards doubting self worth and surround yourself with people who encourage growth ready challenges. One moment one step at time builds on appreciation towards selves.Building self-appreciation takes time but it pays back dividend -take intentional steps attitudes/personality develop organically overtime!

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