This is a group for people who struggle to accept and love themselves for who they are. I hope that members will share there real feelings and the postive ways in which they are starting to love themselves more
one tip is stop criticizing yourself, stopping the internal critic from running amok everyday, every minute... not easy to do, called thought-stopping... replacing it with a gentler more caring response/thought
another tip is to stop comparing yourself to others... there will always be others who have more, do more, etc. ... learning to be grateful for what you have & for who you are, again is a learned response... when you start feeling envious of others, just stop... take a breath & say yeah, I'm pretty great too... might even need to learn how to write down all the aspects of yourself that are pretty great - not easy at first, more you practice, better it gets
another tip is to practice gratitude... daily if you can manage so... it is difficult to be feeling a negative emotion, when you are feeling grateful... I do it, when I am driving... to avoid anxiety or anger while driving, I thank all the drivers on the road, for driving well... i.e. for using the signal when should, for not driving into my lane, when they pass me... etc. etc. I find that about 90 percent of the drivers are like me, just want to get from point A to point B, in one piece, those few crazy drivers are few & far between... makes me grateful for the rest of us, who are just trying to be a decent driver.
these tips help create a more positive space inside... to start being more caring to ourselves & to others... positivity helps
if anyone else has some ideas on how to help love oneself... please join the conversation :)