As humans, we crave love. We crave the feeling of being desired by someone else, feeling flawless, essentially perfect in their eyes. But before we are able to find love in someone else, we must begin to find love in ourselves.

 

This is a hard thing to do, especially with all the media representation of the standards of beauty and our entire education system being based around one very specific form of success. We should not be as focused on these minute details, though. Instead, we should learn to love ourselves as a whole and continue to better ourselves as human beings.

 

(Flickr/Alberto Monteraz)

(Flickr/Alberto Monteraz)

Here are some little things you can do that will help you learn to love and accept yourself for who you are.

 

Why focus on the NUMBER?

Numbers are pointless. All they do is tell us irrelevant things. Your age, weight, height, pant size, test scores. None of these things, or anything else tracked by numbers, represent who you are as a person. If we can forget about the numbers, we will instantly become a happier society.

 

It’s YOUR life, not theirs.

People may disagree with what you choose to do or who you choose to be, but their opinions are not nearly as important as your own. You choose the life you want to live, not the life others want you to live. Your voice is the least heard, but the most important. Listen to it.

 

As said in the movie “We’re the Millers,” no RAGRETS, not even one letter.

Yes, it was spelled that way on purpose. No matter what kind of life you live and what kind of mistakes you make, don’t regret even one letter. Every single thing you do leads to something else. If you went back and changed even one little detail, your life might be completely different now.

 

It’s not about what happens, it’s about how you REACT to what happens.

Perception is everything. If you let all the little things get to you, they will only continue to bother you until you explode. Just brush them off. It’s hard to do in the moment, but in the long run you’ll feel so much better that you were able to push away all of those negative feelings.

 

Learn to see the big picture. The sooner you stop knit-picking at the little things, the sooner you’ll feel better and learn to love yourself. Life will keep moving, but you can teach yourself to slow down just long enough to get a chance to look around and admire all the pretty colors along the way.

 

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