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#1 Self-Love Self-ish?
Loving yourself is totally not selfish! It's good for your confidence. It is very important to love yourself because it is the beginning of everything. It starts with discovering yourself, knowing yourself and loving yourself for who you are. You cannot love someone else if you don't even love yourself. It's not about being selfish, it's about self knowledge, embracing your imperfections and being thankful for the life that you've got. Loving yourself is the first step to finally bond with yourself.
#2 The First Step To Bond With Yourself
It's a way of finding confidence and your own voice. It's the start of being independent from other peoples opinion, criticism and judgement. You will start to trust and believe in your own instincts and decisions. You'll feel a lot more confident and free and you will know yourself and your own strenghts and weaknesses. You'll see that it will make you a stronger person. You will finally prioritize your needs and you will start to know what is most important for you as a person. It will also be a lot easier to make your dreams come true if you love yourself.
#3 Hopes & Dreams
We all hope and dream, don't deny the truth. We all want a good future, we all want a good life. But how can you be able to start a good life when you haven't even a good self image? Well you can't. If you always doubt yourself and don't trust your instincts and your own dicisions, you will never be able to reach your dreams. You need to become more confident, just start with the beginning: Yourself. Learn to love yourself, it's not always that easy, but just try it.
#4 But How?
How is the hardest question to answer. It's different for everyone, some people can't do it on their own so they find help by friends, family or even a psychologist. But at the end it always comes back to you. It's up to you to love yourself, others can support you and give you advice, but you'll need to do it yourself. Loving yourself is also the first step to find true love and friendship.
#5 The First Step To Find Love & Friendship
Loving another person starts also with loving yourself. Most of the time people date somebody that looks like themselves (on the inside or on the outside). That is one of the reasons why you should love yourself, because your one true love may look like you. Finding a best friend also depends on your self-love, because in most cases best friends also look like each other. They can have the same character and interests, but maybe even the same looks... So if you can't love yourself, you won't be able to love someone else.
#6 My Story
I had a hard time finding myself and learning to love myself. I know it's not always that easy, but I did it and if I can do it, you can do it too! I didn't do it alone, I had my friends and my psychologist to help me with this difficult task. I still don't fully love myself, but who does? You should just try the best you can and at least like yourself... It is really life changing! Since I started to love myself a little more I've developed also a lot more confidence and it's worth it! I almost never doubt my decisions anymore and that is a good thing. Loving yourself means a life with no more doubts or insecurities about yourself and your decisions.