Instead, why not focus on the things that are going great?
If you train yourself to appreciate the little things and to embrace what you are grateful for, your love for yourself will gradually increase.
Because self-love is akin to self-discovery; you figure yourself out by having compassion for yourself—in this way, you can genuinely appreciate the people around you and do considerate deeds for others.
Loving yourself is also about self-acceptance and being happy with who you are—in essence, making you an individual resonating with positive energy and truly capable of loving someone else.
Happiness comes from within; if you are not happy with yourself, you are fooling yourself thinking you can find that sort of happiness in others. We may have past hurts, emotional pain, and shortcomings, but these are what make us unique, beautiful, and truly ourselves.
They may even be the reason we are stunting our growth and maturity.
Focus on the positive qualities you have, your strengths and abilities. Disconnect from the world, close your laptop, turn off your phone, and spend some time with .
After years of spending time in the company of people, being by yourself may seem daunting, awkward, even uncomfortable at first, but ease into it and you may find that you like it—a lot.
Perpetually comparing your life to your neighbor’s or your friends will only bring you a lifetime of unease and bitterness.
Instead, why not appreciate the things you already have?