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Are you nice to yourself? It’s probably not a question that you are used to being asked, but you should still think about the answer carefully. A lot of the time we spend too much of our thoughts on how we treat others, so we forget to ensure we treat ourselves nicely too. However, this could be one of the reasons for your low levels of self confidence, so it’s time to make a change. In this article, we’re going to be taking a look at some of the things that you are going to need to do in order to ensure that you are being nice to yourself, so keep reading if you would like to find out more. Are you nice to yourself? It’s probably not a question that you are used to being asked, but you should still think about the answer carefully. A lot of the time we spend too much of our thoughts on how we treat others, so we forget to ensure we treat ourselves nicely too. However, this could be one of the reasons for your low levels of self confidence, so it’s time to make a change. In this article, we’re going to be taking a look at some of the things that you are going to need to do in order to ensure that you are being nice to yourself, so keep reading if you would like to find out more.
Tell Yourself You Are Enough
One of the things that you should ensure that you are doing on a regular basis is telling yourself that you are enough, because you are. There are no ifs and there are no buts, you are simply good enough the way that you are. If you tell yourself this over and over again, even if you don’t believe it in the start, eventually it will be in your head enough and you will start to see that it is true. You don’t have to do anything to be good enough, you simply have to be.
It doesn’t matter if you don’t look the way that other people look, or you don’t act the way other people act. As long as you are living and breathing, you are already enough. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise, and certainly don’t tell yourself otherwise.
Treat Yourself Every Now And Again
Another thing that you can do is treat yourself every now and then. Why do you have to wait for someone else to be nice to you? Why can’t you simply treat yourself, do nice things for yourself and be nice to yourself. Your worth is not measured by someone else’s ability to see it, so stop waiting around. Instead of waiting for someone to send you flowers, head to a small family run flower shop and buy yourself some. You will make your day and their day by choosing a small store rather than a large retailer. Or, you can buy yourself something that you really wanted as a treat.
Give Yourself Grace
Finally, give yourself grace. You’re allowed to make mistakes. You’re allowed to get things wrong. You’re allowed to be different. You’re allowed to be you. Give yourself grace for not being perfect, and see that you don’t have to be in order to be good enough.
We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the things that you need to do in order to be nice to yourself. Sometimes this can feel like the hardest thing in the world, we know, but we promise that it isn't. Being nice to yourself should be something that you do without being reminded, but once you do manage to start, your confidence is going to soar. We wish you the very best of luck, and hope that you can do this without many problems.
I am usually MUCH less nice to me than I am to others. Mind you, I don't see the link between it and confidence.ReplyDelete
Amen to this. If we take care of ourselves it makes taking care of others far more successful.ReplyDelete
Have a fabulous day. ♥
Give yourself grace is a biggie. We are our own worst critic.ReplyDelete
I try to take care of myself mentally and physically more than I used to. I'm still pretty critical with myself but I'm working on being nicer to myself.ReplyDelete
Yes to this. Self kindness is so important and is the building block of self esteem and confidence. Wise words and advice here.ReplyDelete
Yes, yes and yes! So important to embrace yourself!ReplyDelete
Treating yourself now and then boosts confidence. Loving yourself is the first step. Breathe in love for yourself and breathe out confidenceReplyDelete
yes to all these. It is important to treat yourself and just give yourself the love that it deservesReplyDelete
I think it's all about checking your self-worth. We should practice self-love so we can be more confident.ReplyDelete
This is a good reminder about treating ourselves well and having confidence too. It really does make a difference.ReplyDelete
Yes, to all of this. I don't think that I treat myself as well as I should. I usually treat other people betterReplyDelete
I couldln't agree more with this post. Sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves before taking care of others. Self love and self care is extremely important.ReplyDelete
Beautiful advice we all need right now. Sometimes we can be too hard on ourselves and we should truly give ourselves grace and be kind to ourselvesReplyDelete
PREACHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.. This is wonderful. Thank you for this blog.ReplyDelete
Oh yes...I love treating myself! And most especially, with money or funds or means that I have worked for! So refreshing and encouraging.ReplyDelete
This is so true. We often focus on others so much that we forget about ourselves in the process.ReplyDelete