1. Happy Women Love Themselves First
While you can definitely love someone else without loving yourself, you deserve just as
much love as you give. As famously said in The Fault in Our Stars, “we accept the love we think we deserve.”
There are a few ways you can make yourself feel deserving of self-love. Create a physical list of reasons you should love yourself, and add to it every day. Remind yourself of the items on this list, and they just might feel true!
If you struggle with self-compassion, invest in good books on loving yourself, or listen to podcasts, watch TED Talks or YouTube videos. It’s worth the time!
2. Happy Women Do Not Let Their Mistakes Consume Them
There’s a difference between shame and guilt. Guilt is the feeling that your actions were wrong, but shame is believing that you are wrong as a person because of your mistakes.
Our mistakes do not define us, so long as we admit that they were mistakes and learn from them. We will never be perfect, so it’s not practical to strive for it. For those still striving to be perfect, let Brene Brown become your new best friend. She’s the goddess of self-help and self-compassion.