Do You Know How to Love Yourself?

We hear over and over from self-help books and therapists, “Love yourself.” Even on Twitter, there are thousands of tweets, such as:

  • U Gotta Love Yourself
  • Love yourself or nobody will
  • Love yourself. Love your day. Love your life.
  • Don’t forget to fall in love with yourself first.
  • Fearlessly love yourself.
  • Loving yourself is the only way to love others.
  • Love yourself b4 you love another.
  • And remember nobody’s feelings are more important than your own, so take time to love yourself.

All great advice! And all true. But do you know what it means to love yourself? Do you know HOW to love yourself?

It’s one thing to be told to love yourself and that you can’t love others until you love yourself, but it’s quite another thing to do it.

If you were not well-loved as a child, or you didn’t have parents or other caregivers who role-modeled loving themselves, it may be hard to know what it means to love yourself and difficult to know how to do i