1. STOP COMPARING YOURSELF TO OTHERS. 

Literally! We are all so unique. It's ridiculous to compare someone's life and success to your own when we move at different paces, go through different experiences, have different opportunities and hold such a mix of different qualities and talents that can't be compared exactly to one another. Congratulate and be happy for others' achievements but at the same time don't devalue yours- always appreciate what you have rather than what you don't. And if you can change whatever makes you unhappy, make it happen for you, step by step. Concentrate on yourself!

2. TREAT YOURSELF LIKE YOU WOULD TREAT A LOVED ONE.

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” You wouldn't say or do anything negative to a friend, so why why whyyy pour that negative energy in yourself? You realise that it is you who's going to be with yourself for the rest of your life, befriend yourself, be gentle with your thoughts and actions to yourself.

3. NOURISH YOURSELF WITH PLANTS.

Eating nourishing foods is one of the best forms of self-love <3 Nothing best for your body and mind than eating natural, wholesome foods. Fresh fruits like mangoes and berries are my favs and make me feel so light and good! Also Pancakes or this Mango-nana Smoothie to name just a few hmm

4. ACCEPT THE COMPLIMENTS!

It will make you feel all lovely inside. And if a person calls you beautiful, I can assure you that they are never lying. Accept them and you'll start believing them too.

5. THANK YOUR BODY.

Be grateful of all the things your body does for you. You have a set of healthy eyes which able you to see and learn so much about the world, you have ears to hear loving words and laughter and to cherish sweet music. You have hands to write and express who you are, to hold your loved ones, legs to run with freedom..sometimes we take these things for granted because we are so used to it but just being aware of how much they help you every single day will blossom a deeper self-appreciation.

6. BE LESS JUDGEMENTAL.

It's true that sadly, we are our own biggest critics at times. When your thoughts build up into harsh self-judgements, limit them by turning them into something positive insteadOkay maybe she has straight glossy hair but you have gorgeous curls that make you look so alive and feisty! Both is beautiful nonetheless. Remember how another person's beauty isn't the absence of your own! Less judgement, lots of loving.

7. SPEND TIME IN SOLITUDE.

The best way to understand who you really are is to spend time in aloneness. Away from the explanations and opinions of others. I actually know some people who find this uncomfortable, but I remember feeling that way too before. To become at peace with the rhythm of your heart and your thoughts, you will have to be comfortable with your presence, your company. This is aloneness, not loneliness. Read that book you've been wanting to read, take relaxing baths. I like to reflect in my diary, do yoga, be with nature and practise mindfulness.

8.  ACCEPT AND APPRECIATE.

Just be. I think the number one step to self-love is to accept yourself as you just truly and utterly are. Honestly, love is where there is no judgement. That's it. No wishing I was like this, I wish I was like that, just surrender to your judgements and you will manifest and open up to see the wonderful being you really are, inside and out. And as my friend said the sooner you come to realise this, the sooner you will being to love yourself and through that strive to be the best you, you can be.

We are all a constant work in process, and maybe we will be for the rest of our lives. And that's okay. It has took me some time to realise my worth. And that's okay too because I've learned so much. Still I am learning. But 3 things I've learned is of course, you will never know true love if you do not love yourself first. Secondly, every relationship you have with others is a reflection of the relationship you have with yourself, and lastly, appreciating and loving who you are honestly makes you indestructible.

If you haven't, I hope you see your worth.

Peace and love

Kamana <3

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Published by Kamana Rai