It is not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself and to make yourself a priority; it is necessary. Because unless you love your own self, nobody else will love you. Also, making yourself a priority and doing things your way without bothering about the approval of others, will attract the right kind of people in your life. They people that you can identify with, with whom you don’t have to be someone else. So, start living your life to your own terms and see what great things start happening to you.
Listed below are 5 things that you can start doing for yourself starting now-
- Face your problems. Problems don’t disappear on their own. You have to act on them to make them disappear from your life. Problems are an inevitable part of our lives, they make us stronger and prepare us for greater challenges waiting ahead. The key to facing any problem is the way you react to it. It is not what happens that count, it is how you react to it. Your attitude determines what you make of it – either an obstacle or a stepping-stone.
- Spend time with the right people. It is rightly said, “We are the average of the 5 people that we spend our time with.” Spend time with people who encourage you, support you and inspire you to become a better version of yourself. Choose people who are there with you no matter what. Learn from the good lot around you and grow along with them.
- Be true to yourself. Be honest about what you want to do. Stay true to your heart and do what it desires. Don’t let anyone else set the rules for you. Never change for anyone thinking they will you. Be you and the right people will love the real you. Embrace your strengths, embrace each bit of yourself.
- Start living in the present. Whatever has happened in the past, has happened and cannot be changed. Whatever is about to happen in the future is beyond your control. So stop obsessing over the past and stop planning the future. Just live in the moment and make the best out of it. Everything else will follow.
- Learn from your mistakes. I say this quite a lot. But mistakes are our best teachers. We learn some of the best lessons of our life from our mistakes. Learn from your mistakes because they help you become better and stronger. But don’t stagnate because of a mistake, move on!
Magic happens when you start loving yourself. Don’t give up in front of other people’s expectations. Start loving yourself and live your life, your own way because the universe falls in love with a stubborn heart!