However, if you want to become the best version of yourself that you can be, then that has to start with a better opinion of who you are right now – which is why this article aims to help you improve your opinion of yourself.
Making a Change
It might seem shallow or wrong, but sometimes, the best way to help improve how you feel about yourself is to work to change the parts of yourself that you hate. After all, if you truly dislike something about yourself, then that alone may be reason enough to seek to improve that part of yourself.
What’s more, by working to better the parts of yourself that you dislike, you can actually start to escape one of the most toxic elements of self-hate; the refusal to work on your issues. Instead, by improving the parts of yourself that you dislike, you might be able to turn yourself into someone you can like.
For example, if you struggle with your body-image and want to make a change, then you can and should try to learn more about the many ways in which you can work to reduce your body fat and better your physical fitness; from regular exercise to proper dieting to medical procedures, there are plenty of options to keep in mind.
Accepting Yourself for Who You Are
As effective as making a change can be, there will always be times when you will need to recognize and accept something about yourself that you cannot change.
This can be difficult, particularly if you view that element of yourself as something inherently negative. However, by working to accept and celebrate yourself in your entirety, you can start to understand just how nuanced and amazing you are. After all, the differences and similarities between people make humanity as beautiful as it is.
You don’t have to succeed right away, but work toward loving yourself as you are every day. You won’t regret it.
Try to See Yourself in Others
It is natural to be your own biggest critic. However, that is a tendency that you are rarely going to extend toward your friends and loved ones – the people you are fondest of. What’s more, the people surrounding you will always have a big impact on who you are and how you behave, which means it should be pretty easy to see elements of yourself in the people you most love and admire.
This gives you a great opportunity to externalize your feelings about yourself partially, and effectively use your fondness for friends and family to recognize the good things about yourself. It might feel a little weird and maybe even egotistical, but it can be a great way to improve your relationship with yourself, and it is not like you have to tell anyone what you are doing anyway.