Self-Love Is the Best Form of Self-Care: 5 Tips for Your Self-Love Journey by Beth Dixon

5 years ago

Self-Love Is the Best Form of Self-Care: 5 Tips for Your Self-Love Journey

RuPaul Charles ends every episode of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” with: “If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell are you going to love somebody else?” It’s true! People who practice self-love are often more available to help and love other people. We are often our own toughest critics and see the imperfections in ourselves that others don’t. But, when we feel confident and love ourselves, we can be a force of positive nature in the world. Here are five tips that have helped me on my own self-love journey:

  • Find the mirror you think you look best in and smile at yourself for 10 seconds (especially if you’re in a bad mood).
  • For every negative thing that you think about yourself, counter it with two things you LOVE about yourself.
  • Stop judging and comparing yourself to others. When you stop judging others, you’re less likely to feel perceived judgment from others.
  • If you’re feeling unproductive, find something small to do that will take less than five minutes to complete. Feeling accomplished can help your self-esteem!
  • When somebody compliments you, don’t disregard it. Own it!

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Surround yourself with a group of friends (or just one) that love you and will affirm all the wonderful things about you when you can't do it yourself.
Ann Marie Patitucci
Beth Dixon , I love this advice. Thanks for sharing it with us. And welcome to our writing community. We're so glad to have you!
Beth Dixon
Thanks, AM! Happy to be here!
Nicole DeAvilla
Great advice. I think self-care is another form of self-love. Welcome to the tribe!
Beth Dixon
I agree! Taking care of yourself is a wonderful way to show how much you love yourself!
Elisa Schmitz
I love this tip! Thank you for sharing the inspiration. And welcome to our 30Seconds tribe. Can't wait to see more from you, Beth Dixon !
Angie Saldana
Great and easy tips! Thanks!

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