Learn to love yourself first, instead of loving the idea of other people loving you..

Learn to accept and love your appearance

This can be difficult for someone who habitually thinks negatively of themselves, but try to find one positive thing about yourself to add to the list once a week. Don’t wait till someone tells you that you’re pretty.

“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh

Love yourself just as you are

Learn to accept and love yourself totally. Don't wait until you get well, or lose the weight, or get the new job, or find the new relationship. Begin now and do the best you can. It does not matter if your hair is curly (and you don't like it), whether you are too tall or you think you are too skinny. Imagine if we were all the same. It wouldn't be interesting.

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Do what you love and follow your passion

It doesn’t matter if someone tells you that you can’t. Start following your dreams. Doing what you love will add up to your sense of happiness, self worth and self love. Life is too short. Invest in the activities you deeply care about. A good life is about making a good decision every day to do something that moves you.

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What other people think about you is their own business

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Self respect

In addition to having to love yourself, you also need to respect yourself. Don't tell a bad word about yourself. You're pretty in your own way.

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Enjoy life enhancing activities.

Turn off technology for a day and spend time doing things that make you feel alive. Discover healthy foods that are good for you. Find exercise you like.

Forgive yourself

Let the past go. You did the best you could at the time. Now you are growing and changing and you will live life differently.
Learn from your mistakes and go forward.

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Take more time to do the things you want to do

If your friends call you up on your day off and they want to go to the movies, you really don’t have to say yes. Just because the people around you do one thing, it doesn’t mean you have to do it too.

Start making the changes you know you need to make.

Just because something made you happy in the past doesn’t mean you have to keep it forever. If you want to see changes in your life today, you’ll have to do things that you’ve never done before.

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— Lydia