There’s a famous saying by drag superstar RuPaul, “If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else?” While some folks don’t like this quote, I personally believe that it does hold some truth. We all are our own worst critic.
Think of it this way, you wouldn’t talk to someone you love the way you talk to yourself. Here are five tips to fall madly in love with yourself.
1. Focus on yourself.
Learn a new skill, travel somewhere exotic, better yourself. Be unapologetically selfish.
2. Don’t feel pressured to date.
Date yourself. Get to know yourself. You are the only one that will know when you are ready.
3. Discover who you truly are.
Make your own decisions. Do what you want, when you want to do it.
4. Realize how strong you are.
Turn self-pity into self-confidence. Learn to embrace the strong side that you put on the backburner.
5. Know that you are enough.
You don’t need validation from anyone else but yourself.