everyone should love themselves, because everyone is amazing. sometimes we forget this, so here are some ways to remind ourselves:
-work out. be hot. love your body. be strong and independent.
-wear pretty clothes. love the way you look.
-meet someone new every day. Last February, I was just beginning my second semester of my Freshman year of college. I wanted to meet more people, so I took it upon myself to meet someone new every day. This led to a few meaningful relationships, a few people i’ll see maybe once every two months and smile at in passing, and a few people I will never remember. I met friends of friends, cafeteria workers, people in my classes, cute boys, smart boys, boys I didn’t care to see again, and all sorts of interesting people. The point being, last February was one of the happiest months I can remember. People tend to radiate happiness, and meeting new people increases confidence. And if you come across someone to your distaste for one reason or another, whatever. It’s a big world.
-smile when you talk to people. smiling is contagious. turn that frown upside down.
-brush your teeth. always be ready to make out with the boy who is about to whisk you away.
-speak your mind. we want to know what YOU are thinking. someone will agree with you. i swear. don’t be afraid to express your opinions. this is a great way to meet like-minded people. and don’t disregard people who don’t agree with you. their opinion is equally as important as yours.
-listen to others. like I just said, everyone has the right to express their opinions. people lovelovelove it when others listen to them. i don’t care how dumb their stories are. just do it.
-When you meet someone new, pretend as if they are already your friend. also keep this in mind the next couple of times you see them. simply put, people love people that love them. the few people i know that do this are likewise the happiest people i know. people will love you back. i swear.
-sing and dance often. 1) awesome workout. 2) stress relieving. 3) fun as fuck.
-we live NOW. don’t forget about the past, but don’t dwell on it.
-tell boys they are cute and mean it. i don’t care if you’re crushing on him or not. it will make his day.
-make people know how much you appreciate them. no matter who they are. no matter if you’ve known them since kindergarten or for a week or maybe you are just waiting for the same elevator and you really appreciate that the other girl is wearing a pair of red tie-up heels that are much to kickass to ignore. no matter who it is, they’ll appreciate it.
-truly appreciate everything you have. look around yourself. i don’t care how broke or heartbroken or stressed or embarrassed or angry you might be, just LOOK AROUND. look at what you have. you have everything. and it you don’t, that’s YOUR choice. change your lifestyle and go and get it. one of my good friends constantly tells me that she is the luckiest person in the world. this is because she appreciates everything she has. i love her, and so does pretty much every person she has ever met.
-do what you love. you DO have time for hobbies. if not, put something off. anything. just make sure you do what you love because you will go to sleep every night a million times happier.