Train Yourself Into Self Appreciation

It is easy to lose sight of our own self-worth. We are constantly bombarded with messages telling us that we need to be thinner, prettier, or wealthier in order to be happy and successful. It can be difficult to appreciate ourselves when we feel like we’re falling short in comparison to these unrealistic standards.

Fortunately, there are things you can do to train yourself into self-appreciation. Start by recognizing your accomplishments, both big and small. Acknowledge your strengths and unique qualities. Make time for activities that make you feel good about yourself. Be mindful of the way you talk to yourself, and strive to speak kindly and lovingly. With a little effort, you can learn to appreciate yourself just as you are.

Recognize your accomplishments

One way to appreciate yourself more is to take notice of your accomplishments. Whether you’ve just achieved a big goal or made it through a tough day, give yourself credit for your successes. Acknowledge the progress you’ve made, no matter how small it may seem.

You can also keep a “success journal” to document your accomplishments over time. Write down everything from professional achievements to personal milestones. Include things like completing a difficult project at work, taking care of a sick relative, or finally quitting smoking. Reading back over your entries can help you see just how much you’ve accomplished, and how far you’ve come.