So Valentine's Day is coming up which is why I think it is the perfect opportunity to talk about finding love.

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Not with somebody else though- I'm talking about loving yourself.

Yes I know it sounds so cliché and soppy so if you're looking for a quick-fix find-me-a-boyfriend article then this isn't your post. But let's face it that's pathetic.

We all know finding someone is hard so what are you supposed to do in the meantime while you're waiting for The One?

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I don't think so. At the end of the day, until you find that person who cuddles you and cheers you up, you're going to have to rely on yourself. And even if you do find a partner, are they really going to stick around forever? If you love yourself before anyone else, you know you've got that for life. So without further ado here are three ways which can help you love yourself more:

1. Spend time with yourself

Okay so again this sounds stupid but it works. Have you ever gotten to that drunk stage when you look in the mirror at yourself and just smile? It's weird right- but good weird. The more time you spend alone the more comfortable you'll get with yourself and the more you'll know yourself and your habits. Which is kinda important.

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2. Look how you want to look

Easier said than done, I get that, but you can't be expected to love yourself if you look in the mirror and don't like what you see. As long as you don't change for anybody else, and you never take anything too far, change can be good. If you don't like your small butt (aka me) then you can gain muscle and make it peachy and if you want clear skin (also me) make an effort to change your skin routine. It's about getting where you want to be.

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3. Appreciate what you've been given

Yes you can change things you don't like but it's equally if not more important to love the things you already have. For example you might not like the dimples on your back at the bottom of your spine but Liam Payne would (haha). And as much as most people hate to love their bodies I bet you all secretly have something which you like. I love my eyelashes and my big heart and I'm pretty sure if you all tried you could pick out some things too.

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I hope you've enjoyed this as it's my first one ever, but give these things a go and it'll do you so much good I pinkie promise.

Hugs from Lily