Self Love

Stop Criticism

Criticism doesn’t change anything about your present circumstances, or when an event has occurred. Accept yourself. Everybody changes throughout their life, but adding criticism into the mix makes the change negative. When you approve of yourself, your changes are positive.

Don’t Make Yourself Anxious

Terrorizing yourself with your thoughts only leads you further down a dark, twisted path. Especially if you’re worrying about things that haven’t happened yet. Instead, do things or think things that bring yourself comfort, and switch out the scary thoughts with pleasant, centering ones.

Give Yourself Grace

You don’t have to be a vision of grace all the time. Absorbing people’s content online and via Instagram so frequently can make us feel less-than, or that we need our entire lives to reflect our highlight reel. Remember that no one’s life is perfect, and that you are more than your Instagram feed.

You Are Not a Number

You are not the number in your bank account, or the number of followers you have on Instagram. Remember that.

Support Yourself

Keep your friends closer. Reach out to them, and to family when things get tough. It shows strength to ask for help. Do what you need to do to help yourself. Unfollow that person on Instagram that is making you feel less-than. Spend less time with people who suck you dry. Surround yourself with things that bring you peace.

Mirror, Mirror

Look into your own eyes often. Learn the behaviors and emotions that your face embodies. Say ‘I love you’.

Margaret Perkins