12 Feb 10 reasons to tell yourself “I love you”
The right type of selfishness can lead to the right type of happiness.
If you love yourself first YOU CAN THEN love others.
So selfishness as a STARTING POINT is not really selfishness because it can be used as a spring board to selflessness and love and caring and compassion.
To begin with then, for real & meaningful happiness, it helps if we can love ourselves which is why these 10 reasons to tell yourself "I love you" are so important…
by Allison Mandell from LifeHack
Have you ever said something negative about yourself?
“I have such a big nose.”
“I’m so stupid.”
When was the last time you said, “I love you,” to yourself? There are some surprisingly amazing benefits to this. If you want to increase your level of happiness, here’s why you should start saying those three little words—to yourself.
1. You deserve it.
You are a masterpiece. Not only are you great, you are great just the way you are. You’ve likely accomplished a lot in your life and you deserve love. So, why not leave yourself an “I love you” note as a reminder?
2. It will make your day better.
The kind of days where your friend cancels dinner, you didn’t get the job, and you just can’t find anything to wear are the days you need to hear, “I love you,“ most. The next time it seems nothing is going your way, try focusing on love instead of concentrating on what has gone wrong. See if your day doesn’t brighten—even just a little.
3. Your existing relationships will become stronger, and you’ll develop new relationships, too.
When you feel good about yourself, you are able to give more to others. You worry less about your own problems and can devote more time to your friends and family. This, in turn, will strengthen your existing relationships. In addition, people will naturally be attracted to the selflessness you exude, and they will want to get to know you more. Sounds good, right?
4. You will see an increase in your confidence and self-esteem.
When successes are challenged, people can lose confidence. It’s best to keep in mind that failure creates momentum for ambition. If you are having an I’m-not-good-enough moment, soothe yourself by saying, “It’s okay, I love you.” It’s the same thing you would do for your kids and husband or wife, isn’t it?
…keep reading the full list and article HERE