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Ways To Appreciate Yourself More

Do You Really Appreciate Yourself?

It’s often more challenging to see what we’re doing right than what we’re doing wrong.

Even reflecting on our admirable characteristics makes some of us nervous.

Appreciation and compliments can make us uncomfortable, and we sometimes don’t know how to react without appearing self-conscious.

So, how can we positively appreciate our great traits?

I suppose the key is self-compassion, which entails treating oneself with compassion, a feeling of shared humanity, and consciousness when we evaluate our apparent shortcomings – but differently.

I prefer to refer to it as “self-appreciation.”

According to LifeHack, “To love yourself is to experience freedom – freedom from doubt, self-hate, and oppression created by you.
To love yourself is no longer holding yourself back from what you deserve.
To love yourself is to grow and enjoy your life.
Self-love is a necessity if you want to live a comfortable life.
Self-love is a choice, a commitment to yourself that you will love yourself, despite all the social and biological obstacles in your path.
It is not found in a place, person, or item.”

So How Can You Learn To Appreciate Yourself More?

1. Decide To Do It!

Self-appreciation is a decision you have to make yourself; it is not bestowed upon you.

It is not found in another person or an item.

You get self-appreciation by choosing what you desire. It would be best if you decided to let go of this toxic thinking after a lifetime of loathing yourself for not being enough.

Say no to all of your internal self-hatred and tell yourself the truth: you are not perfect, and that is good.

Begin by giving yourself license to appreciate yourself more.

Even if you convince yourself otherwise, you are deserving of more appreciation.

Take time to tell yourself this and permit yourself to enjoy yourself.

This is the first step in acknowledging the reality that you can appreciate yourself.

2. Check Your Negative Beliefs

Disrupt mental patterns that are solely focused on failures and defects.

When it comes to self-esteem, our subconscious is not always on our side.

It takes time and effort to educate your mind into healthy habits, but the first step is to recognize the falsehoods it tells you:

● Recognize that feeling like a loser does not imply that you are a failure.

● Examine the evidence to support your findings. Even though the negative thought spiral makes it feel that way, a friend not replying to your text does not indicate they dislike you.

● Recognize that good happening merit your attention as well. One negative comment should not deter you from appreciating positive feedback.

Sometimes we get so busy that we find ourselves living on auto-pilot.

That’s only natural during hectic times, but it’s critical that you make an attempt to listen to your instincts during these times to know whether you’re in need of a boost.

3. Compassionately React To Your Blunders And Setbacks

You don’t have to berate yourself for every blunder.

According to research, reacting to your own mistakes with compassion boosts your self-esteem and makes you a more competent and resourceful individual.

Fight back against the inner critic who distorts reality:

● There are hardly any things in life that are “all or nothing.” Even if things did not go as planned, it does not imply that nothing good came from it.

● One setback does not define you for the rest of your life.

● Call that feeling of pessimism into question by reminding yourself, “Things didn’t go my way, but that doesn’t indicate they always will. I can’t foresee the future.”

4. Let Go Of The Perfection Ideology

You will never be flawless; no person will ever be.

Don’t allow this to prevent you from appreciating yourself.

It’s easy to despise oneself for not being perfect or sufficient.

However, this leads to self-hatred since you focus on what you do not have rather than what you do have—self-appreciation blossoms in a great attitude, which requires you to appreciate what you have.

In a worldview founded in perfection, dubbed “never good enough,” your ability to understand yourself suffers, fades, and dies.

When you start to feel especially frazzled or fatigued, that’s not a cue to double down and work harder.

It’s your body and mind telling you that you need a break.

Listen to them.

5. Learn To Say No

Instead of overcommitting, prioritize your personal needs.

Respect your boundaries and learn to decline obligations that aren’t worth the stress.

The unthinking “yes” in answering any request is a sort of “people-pleasing” action that prioritizes everyone else’s interests before your own.

You Can Become More Confident When You Value Yourself More

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Increase Your Self Appreciation With Self Care

Don’t Feel Guilty For Practicing Self-Care

Many people feel guilty for spending time and resources on self-care.

There are a lot of complex reasons for this within our society. Despite what anyone else may say, you deserve to focus on your own needs.

In fact, it’s good for those you love when you take care of yourself. You truly can’t fill another’s cup if your own is empty.

So, I’d like to take this opportunity to emphasize why you shouldn’t feel guilty for practicing self-care and encourage you to do so in every area of your life.

It’s Not Selfish

First and foremost, you must understand that taking time to care for yourself is not selfish in any way.

It may be hard to get past the mindset that the needs of others are more important than your own, but overcoming this mindset is essential to allowing yourself to adequately meet your own needs.

Care isn’t a zero-sum concept. When you care for yourself, it doesn’t have to mean you don’t care about others.

It’s Necessary

Self-care isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity. It really is like the airplane air mask comparison.

You have to ensure you can breathe before you can help those around you.

If you’re tired, rundown and overwhelmed all the time, you absolutely cannot give your best self to others.

You also can’t offer yourself the very best. Remember that self-care isn’t selfish.

It Sets a Good Example

If you’re a parent, investing in self-care is not only good for you, it sets a good example for your kids.

Even if you don’t have children, taking the time to care for yourself might be inspiring or motivational for those around you. In order for a stigma to end, it has to be normalized.

When more of us let the world around us know why self-care matters, they may begin to change their minds about the concept, as well.

It Demands Respect

It also sets a precedent for how you expect others to treat you.

When you demonstrate that you value yourself and that you find worth investing time in yourself, they will respond in kind.

Learning to say no and set boundaries is good for your relationships.

It teaches others how you expect to be treated and makes it clear that you see yourself as a priority. There’s no reason to feel guilty for that.

It will take time to overcome a lifetime of message society has given you and you’ve internalized.

With practice, you can come to see the benefits of self-care and that it doesn’t have to be something that causes guilt.

Essentially, self-care is being as good to yourself as you would be to someone you care about.

Did you find this page about self appreciation interesting or useful?

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Helene Malmsio

Australian retired Businesswoman, Marketer and Trainer. Now a webmaster, author/ publisher of self help and health books and a Webnuggetz contributor - I guess I like to 'communicate' a lot - lol!

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