It just takes time. You have to want to love yourself, and don't ba<x>se it on anything. Don't tell yourself you have to have a reason. Just love yourself and others because that is what your supposed to do. Let others love you too by the way. That helps.
You bet :)
I found that if I felt like I don't like myself I try to focus on the good things I like about myself, and work from there. I also like to do things that I enjoy doing regardless whether people tell me I should or shouldn't (I have recently enrolled in a childcare course after 9 years of no schooling, so I'm fairly excited for this new change in my life).<br />
I don't know.. I try to help people out cause I've been in this situation before; my mother was constantly telling me as a teen, "if you don't love yourself how can you expect anyone else to?" - it's a true statement, I've found.<br />
The more confidence you display just by being yourself, and being happy, attracts others who are the same. I also agree with the comment before about cutting out the negative. Maybe look at what is causing you to think these problems - it could be friends. It could be family (it was my family in my case).<br />
Sometimes it is best for your own psyche to leave the things you love for the better of yourself.. But I wish you luck in your endeavours finding inner peace :)<br />
You are more than welcome. Keep your chin up ^___^
What puts a smile on your face? <br />
1/ going for a walk <br />
2/ it's summer, go swimming<br />
3/ get out and go see a movie <br />
4/ if you are near a lake or an ocean, go there<br />
5/ if you have any nieces or nephews, go play with them<br />
6/ arts & crafts... puzzles<br />
7/ go to the pet store and get yourself a fish or a dwarf frog - doesn't cost alot and are very easy to take care of<br />
8/ plant a garden - if no yard, you can get little pots and make an indoor garden (terrariums are cool, look them up online) <br />
Just start doing something that you like, it will all come back to you. Allow yourself to do fun things, even if you make excuses not to do them. <br />
Get out, get off the computer and go do fun activities. :o)
change the scene... take a crafty project or a smaller puzzle to a beautiful park (even if you don't like parks)... trust me, it does the body good to get out. GO GO GO.. you can do it, you deserve to be happy.
hugs! and remember one small step at doing ONE small thing for you is the FIRST step to loving yourself.
That's a hard one. I can tell you that you are worthy till I'm blue in the face. I would read up on positive affirmations and mantras. Also, there is nothing better than volunteering at a homeless shelter or soup kitchen.
You will never love others unless you love yourself.<br />
Start with how you like to be,look,behave.<br />
Make others love you then you will realize that if others love you you will love yourself.<br />
Start with loving yourself and your life and be always optimistic.
step by step.
It takes time to break the habits of a lifetime.Give yourself the time and the permission to quiet the voices in your head that make you feel badly, its just you telling yourself "you cant, you arent, you dont" <br />
Cognative Behavioral Therapy may help. Speaking self- affermations OUT LOUD may be difficult at first but it gets easier and it can work! (It feels silly too but you're worth it!)<br />
The first step is saying you want to change and you've done it, BRAVA!!<br />
You can, You are, You do!!
That inner voice, that tells you you are worthless, etc? You tell it to just shut the hell up. First, you have to learn how to hear it. Look yourself in the mirror and read a personal affirmation every day. Part of you will fight it because you're not used to saying good things about yourself. Fight it every day, until you finally win.
Search deep & find exactly what it is that makes you feel that way & get rid of it. Believe in yourself & find your strength, there you will find your beauty
:) Not saying it's easy, but it IS possible
I guess there's no single answer but reinforcing your positives and reducing your negatives is a good place to start
Its called vodka
then I would suggest carrots!
You should not ask for help if you are not willing to take it.<br />
You say that you are in an abusive relationship but you do not ever want to leave it.<br />
Then you are not able to get help.<br />
We cannot change your husband, no one can except HIMSELF.<br />
Abusers will never change from their abusive ways, they only get worse with every time they get away with being abusive.<br />
So you are allowing him to abuse you by letting him get away with it.<br />
You will have increasing violence in your marriage until he kills you, just like so many other women have been killed.