- Loving yourself is misunderstood as excessive self-pride
- Loving yourself is easier said than done
- To do so, it is important to avoid comparing yourself with others
- Pampering yourself is not a bad idea at all
Are you still going through that tough phase of depression? Do you still believe that you are not worthy of a man’s love or your friend’s attention? In that case, it is time for you to work towards a new goal. A target that will guarantee you of all the happiness in your life. It is to ‘love yourself.’
Pride Versus Loving Yourself
Most often, loving yourself is misunderstood as excessive self-pride. It is for this reason that many of us fail to do so.
Now, what is loving yourself? It is that sense of being content with your personality and the lifestyle you lead.The proud, in the truest sense, are never satisfied with what they possess. Hence, their attempts at flaunting their achievements or possession are meant to merely remind themselves of who they are and boost their self-esteem.
Easier said than done
Human beings are always in search for recognition. We are more concerned about the world’s take on various practices or subjects than of our own peace of mind. This attitude results in several hasty decisions such as a career that denies one of any job satisfaction, constructing large palatial houses even when you are not able to generate the funds for the task or even being perpetually depressed and dissatisfied.
Hence, it is said that loving oneself is the hardest of all acts. It takes a great deal of mental strength and an understanding of one’s own thought processes.
Simple ways to love yourself
Let’s be realistic. It took great thinkers, like Vivekananda, Shankaracharya and many more, several years to achieve the ultimate feeling of bliss. In short, loving yourself is a slow process. But a steady and conscious effort is bound to reap astonishing long-term results. Here are a few ways to do so:
So, go ahead! Live life king size.