Galentine's Day Edit: How To Love Yourself

6 simple ways to start truly loving yourself ❤️

Don't get us wrong, it's really hard to know where to even start when someone says "love yourself". But a couple of simple changes to your life can have a massive impact on how you feel about yourself, and gradually you could begin to really and truly love who you are and everything about you. 

In my opinion, self-love, self-compassion and self-belief are some of the most revolutionary things you can begin to practice on yourself. The changes you can see just from beginning to love yourself are fascinating, but also a total no-brainer and not surprising in the slightest. 

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So, let's dive in! Here are 6 simple ways to truly start loving yourself:

1. Stop comparing yourself to others

This one’s a big no no! There’s no point comparing yourself to anyone else in this world because there’s literally only one you. Celebrate yourself and be happy to know that you have so much value in being just who you are.

In order to stop comparing yourself to others, you've got to know who you are. It's never too late to start rediscovering who you are, what you believe in, and what your values are. THERE'S NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT LADS!

2. Allow yourself to make mistakes

If you’re anything like me, you’ve made a couple of these in your lifetime (lol). You’ve got to let yourself off the hook for your mistakes and imperfections. Cut yourself some slack!

It may not be a whole of fun at the time, but making mistakes is one of the best ways to learn and grow, so embrace them! 

3. Don’t be afraid to let go of toxic people

This one's REALLY important guys.. The world is full of radiators and drains. ‘Radiators’ are people who radiate energy, positivity and who spur us on. ‘Drains’, on the other hand, drain us of our energy and motivation.

So surround yourself with amazing radiators; those who encourage, inspire and motivate you to be your best self. 

(Side Note: Make sure you're a radiator for your friends too ❤️)

4. Take every opportunity life presents or create your own

It’ll never be the perfect time to make a change or take that leap of faith. But more often than not, you’ll be so happy you did. 

Just grab life by the balls; you only get one, so make the most of it. Carpe diem, and all that jazz! 

5. Always be kind to yourself 

This goes deeper than a self-care Sunday (but don't get me wrong, I'm a SUCKER for a good self-care Sunday). It takes a little more than hopping in the bath surrounded by candles, reading a good book with a luscious face-mask on... You have to speak the love you have for yourself into existence. 

Positive affirmations can be such a powerful thing and maybe you don’t believe it now, but if you keep telling yourself how much love you have for yourself, you’ll start to realise how amazing you really are.

6. Buy yourself a vibrator

Listen to me when I say this... EVERYONE should own a vibrator. The taboo around vibrators is breaking and people are beginning to find out how glorious they really are. Did you know that vibrators were invented as a medical device used to treat hysteria? Uh-huh! And now they're perfect little pleasure bombs that have the capability to give you the best orgasm of your goddamn life. 

So do yourself a favour - buy a cute vibrator. And remember, if you have a partner and they're skeptical about using one while intimate, just remind them that the vibrator is our friend, not our foe. 

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What have we learned from this? 

I don’t know about you, but I will CERTAINLY be practicing what I’ve been preaching above and start with these few simple, but really effective ways to get on the path to loving myself.

Because there's no doubt in my mind that you can't begin a relationship, hoping to be loved, if you don't actually love yourself first. 

Woah, that just got really deep! Anyways, queue "Love Yourself" by Justin Bieber x

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