There’s a quote that I always used to read when I needed something to inspire me. A woman named Ilana Donna Arazie once said, “No one is ever going to love you more than you love yourself.” I became a true believer of that quote. I wish a lot of young women would think the same way, but it doesn’t always turn out like that. There are many of us out there that deal with being picked on because of how we look. No matter how old you are or what your appearance may be, there’s someone out there that will always think you’re beautiful. It’s up to us to believe that within ourselves.
Here are four healthy motivators to always have love for yourself, for your body and for your soul:
- Recognize Your Good Qualities – I know this may seem like a hard one to accomplish, but most of the time, we don’t give ourselves the benefit of the doubt to actually like who we are and what we have to offer. The more confidence you have, the more you will develop liking who you are as a whole. A major part of liking yourself involves recognizing your own good qualities. Another part of self-love is taking care of yourself. Some argue that if you don’t take care of yourself, you can’t take care of others (in a loving way).
- Be Kind and Generous toward Others – I am a true believer in good karma, and I feel that when you are kind and generous to others, good karma comes back to you…ten-fold. When you treat others kindly, you begin to think about treating yourself in a kinder way. Additionally, how you treat others is usually reflective of how they tend to treat you in the long run.
- Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself – Instead of beating yourself up when you feel like you’ve made a mistake, you should look at it differently. Say to yourself, “I messed up, and its okay; next time I’ll do better!” When you believe in empowering statements like that, you will build up a momentum and confidence to fulfill that obligation for yourself.
- Leave Perfection Behind – One of the biggest reasons why people tend to be hard on themselves is because they want (and expect) everything to be perfect. But please remember, nobody is perfect. Personally, I believe it is our imperfections that make us beautiful.
Adapting to this mindset is bound to not only help increase your positive outlook on life, but it will also create a positive atmosphere for those around you! You will feel Be-YOU-tiful in more ways than one.
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