“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”
― Bernard M. Baruch
“Before you can love others, you must love yourself first.” This is a platitude that we hear time and again. But, when it comes down to it, the idea of loving oneself is a foreign concept to most.
Many of us go through life receiving negative messages from parents, so-called “friends,” partners, or even the media, telling us that we’re not whole unless we buy what they’re selling. When we accept these messages, we become focused on our own imperfections, rather than seeing ourselves for who we really are, beings that are “perfect” even in our imperfection.
Here are some tips for increasing self-love right now:
1. Treat yourself like you’re worth right now, even if you don’t believe it.
This includes taking care of…
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