Your twenties are your selfish years.
Learning to love yourself should be done in your twenties. You need to use this time to grow, focus on your mental health, and practice self-care. It’s easy to get stressed out during these important years by trying to figure out who you are and what you want. Often, people find themselves comparing where they are in life to others. However, what you really should be focusing on during your twenties is loving who you are.
I know this can be very difficult to do! But, here are 5 tips to help you get on the right pathway to self-care and self-love!
Forgive yourself. As I mentioned above, you need to stop comparing yourself to others! If you put all your attention towards other people you’ll never feel truly happy about yourself, and where you are in life. You have to remember everyone’s on their different pathways, and that doesn’t mean you are on the wrong path to a happy life. We are all merely at different stages of our lives, and that is okay.
Make a list of your accomplishments. Doing this will make you fall in love with yourself! It’s so easy for your mind to think about negativity. If you keep a journal and write all the great things you are proud of yourself for doing it will keep your mind thinking positively. This will make you feel good about yourself by finding happiness in all that you’ve accomplished.
Make a list of everything you like about yourself. This is simple but effective. Make sure you are writing things about YOU. For example, don’t write down that you have a good job. Instead, write down that you are great at your job because you are organized, and you’re good with numbers. Write down a list of things you like about yourself, and read it as often as you can!
Make a vision board. Making one of these will allow you to visualize all of your goals! If you put it in your room, you’ll feel motivated and excited about your future because it’ll be one of the first things you see in the morning. If you don’t know how to make one, visit this website!
Have fun by yourself. I moved to a different province by myself and learned who I was because of the alone time I had for a couple of months before I started getting a real friend group. Honestly, I think it was one of the best things to ever happened to me! If you dedicate a day in the week to go on a date with yourself, you’ll learn to enjoy your own company which will make you feel more confident about yourself!
Self-love is something you (we) will have to practice every single day. It’s going to be an ongoing challenge, but if you make an effort to mark loving yourself as a priority, you’ll be ahead of a lot of people!