HomeSelf Relationship QuestionsHow can I learn to love myself?
Rila Thomas Staff asked 5 months ago
I have always been really hard on myself. I am never satisfied with anything that I do and I always find fault in everything about myself. This has led to a lot of low self-esteem and negative self-talk. I know that I need to learn to love myself, but I don't know-how. Can you help me?
1 Answers
Roy Murray answered 5 months ago
Absolutely! Learning to love yourself is a process, but it is definitely possible. The first step is to be gentle with yourself. Cut yourself some slack and stop being so hard on yourself all the time. Everyone makes mistakes and no one is perfect. Second, start practicing self-compassion. Talk to yourself the way you would talk to a friend in the same situation. Be understanding and forgiving with yourself. Lastly, make a list of all the things that you love about yourself, both big and small. Refer to this list when you are feeling down about yourself. Remember that you are worthy of love and respect, just the way you are.