Being your own best friend is one of the best things that you can do to put you in a better space. One of the things I often tell people is how can you expect other people to love you if you don’t love yourself?

Society

Our society pushes a certain image and personality that it wants you to conform to. The thing you have to remember is that everyone is trying to sell you something, and one of the ways people push their product is to make sure that you don’t feel ‘good enough’ about yourself so someone can sell you a solution to that problem. The key to feeling better is to choose to begin to accept the person you are.

Being your number one fan is important to building self-confidence and coming to accept your faults is a good way to being on the road to self-improvement. Don’t let society dictate how you feel about yourself. You need to validate and believe in yourself, even when society doesn’t.

Doubt

When you’re doubtful of yourself, it attracts other negative and doubtful feelings into your life. One of the most common trends I find when talking to people who have a very self-deprecating attitude is that they surround themselves with other negative influences. It comes back to the old saying, ‘what goes around comes around’. If you put negative energy out into the universe you’re going to get negative energy back. You’re going to be looking to plug the hole that you feel inside you in all of the wrong places.

Time and time again I hear about people who are in awful relationships but still can’t figure out what is wrong. It goes alongside with what I said earlier, that if you don’t love yourself how can you expect anyone else to love you. When it comes to your happiness you can’t look anywhere else but inside yourself.

Being Your Own Best Friend

When it comes to being your own best friend, you have to take it as a step by step process. You don’t need to be fully in love with yourself overnight; the most important first step is to come to a place of acceptance. After you have accepted who you are, you can begin to build up more confidence and start being your own champion.

Every one of us is unique and has something special about us. It’s just about finding that uniqueness and loving it in any shape or form that it comes; remember loving yourself and putting that positive energy out into the universe will come back around and bring the happiness you are looking for.