You weren't born perfect - nobody
is. But you can do something to make your life a lot better
than what is experienced by the average individual. The people
who are the happiest with their lives are those who can learn
to love themselves just the way they are.
Here are some suggestions on
how to place yourself up on that pedestal and laugh at negative
Pay Yourself A Compliment
Give yourself a compliment at
least once a day. It could be something like "I really
liked the way I handled that situation," or "I love
how my hair falls softly onto my face today". The compliment
can be deep or superficial. Whatever it is, it should help keep
your mood up, even if only slightly. Highlight the positive
aspect of every situation you encounter. If you practice this
often, you're on your way to liking yourself a whole lot better.
Make Yourself Over
Grab your closest friend and
get all dolled up. Put on your best attire, dab on a little
make-up and get your hair done (not necessarily by a professional),
then grab a camera and snap fun and funny photos of each other.
Once you've had the photos printed, discard those that make
you look drab and keep only the shots were you looked your best.
Whenever you feel down, you can just go look at these pictures
to remind yourself that you are good-looking and that your life
Get Physically Fit
You don't need to achieve a supermodel-like
physique. Simple daily exercises to boost your bloodstream every
morning will do. You'll feel better, your mood will be more
positive, and the more congenial you will be with other people.
If you give out positive energy, the more beautiful you become
- and the more people will be inclined to return positive vibes
to you, too.
Change Your Body Image
If there's something in your
body that you dislike, find out what's causing you to smirk
at it. Chances are, the reasons are very shallow and superficial.
The realization of this will help you attain a better self-image
and teach you to appreciate yourself more.
Set aside time once a week to
do something just for you. It could be anything from watching
a cheesy movie to walking your dog in the park. As long as it's
time for you in doing what you want to do.
Wear Nice Underwear
This sounds silly, but it works!
Wearing really cute knickers does make you feel better and a
lot more confident about facing others. Don't believe this?
List Your Good Points
Without looking at the mirror,
make a list of all the things you appreciate and like about
your body - things like, "I have great hair" or "I
have a nice set of teeth". Keep this list in your wallet
or wherever you can see them and whenever you feel terrible,
just take out this list and read it to yourself.
Ask a few of your best pals to
spend a day out of town with you. Pack a delicious snack and
spend the day fishing or hiking, or whatever suits your interests.
A day in the fresh air is sure to give you an energy boost and
make you feel good about yourself.
Get Away From People Who Put
You know these kinds of people.
They simply can't stand the fact that you're okay with your
life and will always try to dampen your mood. Avoid them at
all cost, because they'll never make you feel good about yourself.
to say no to people who only have their self-interest in
Do A Good Deed
Do something good for someone
else. You will find that things like volunteering at a homeless
shelter or even a simple thing like helping somebody who is
lost by giving proper directions will make you feel good for
the rest of the day. You'll be doing something worthwhile and
when you see how badly off some people are, you'll start to
appreciate your life more and be grateful for what you have.