We could all use a little more positive psychology in our lives — focusing our minds on “what’s right” versus negative self-talk. But that’s often easier said than done and, as we all know, there’s no doctor’s prescription for self-love. According to research by Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky, a psychology professor in California, 40 per cent of our happiness and sense of self-worth is controllable — and it’s completely within our powers improve our emotional hygiene and happiness through intentional activities. We’ve outlined some simple strategies to help get you started on your path to better self-love.
Avoid social comparison
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Engage in self-care activities
Find your happy place
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Treat yourself the same way you treat loved ones
After all, language matters and we can all work to be more mindful of how we use it.
Pay attention to that self-talk
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Embrace positive energy
Nurture your emotions
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Know who you are
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