Just Do You! 10 Wonderful Ways To Love the Skin You Are In

Do you sometimes feel that it’s tough being you?

I certainly do.

There are many days when I ask myself, “Why me?”

There are days when I doubt myself.

“Why is my life this way?”

“I don’t know if I can deal with this anymore?”

There are moments when I put down myself.

“What’s wrong with me?”

“Why do I look this way?”

Or there are times when I who I am doesn’t seem good enough.

“Why can’t I be like__________________?”

It’s not unusual for us to experience self-doubt or dissatisfaction with who

we are or the circumstances in which we find ourselves.

Whitney Houston sang that learning to love yourself is the “greatest love of all.”

It can also be the hardest.

Sure, there are days when it’s tough being in your own skin.

But you can learn to love who you are, just as you are.

Here are 10 tips to help you feel better about yourself:

1. Touch Base

Get in touch with your values and beliefs.

Write them down, then question their origin, reason, logic, and so forth.

2.. Take Care of Your Body

Exercise, keep fit, eat well, and do little things to make you feel good about

your appearance.

It’s not good to obsess over how you look; just do something regularly that makes

you feel attractive, whether it’s a new hairdo or just painting your nails.

3. Practice Positive Self-talk

Learn to recognize negative, self-abasing thought patterns and re-wire them into

positive thoughts.

This may take some therapy or counseling, but it’s worth it to learn how to confront

those inaccuracies and replace them with the truth about yourself.

Just Do You! 10 Wonderful Ways To Love the Skin You Are In

4. Meditate and Pray

Meditation and prayer are wonderful ways to get inside your own mind and learn

to love it.

When you meditate, you are spending time alone while being quiet.

Meditation helps you learn about your inner self.

5. Be Alone with Yourself

And speaking of spending time alone, do so!

Even if you are not meditating, take some time just to be by yourself.

Plan a day with yourself as you would a good friend.

6. Keep a Journal

Writing in a journal is a good way to spend your alone time.

Put your own thoughts and feelings onto paper.

Read them each day.

You may find yourself pleased with your insights.

You will certainly get to know yourself this way.

7. Define Yourself

Describe who you are when you are writing in your journal.

How would you describe your personality?

Maybe start with a simple list of things you like and dislike and then gradually

move into descriptions of more complex character traits.

Just Do You! 10 Wonderful Ways To Love the Skin You Are In

8.Let Go

Accept that there are some things you can’t control.

You can’t control your body type; you can’t control what talents you have or

don’t have.

Let it go and realize that everyone of every level has value.

9. Unplug

Cut back on your media time.

Looking at “perfect” people in magazines, movies and television will only make you

more insecure.

Such images are a false reality.

Limit your exposure to such things and you will find your self-esteem improving.

10. Get a Pet

If you don’t have a pet, get one!

The way pets offer unconditional love really helps a pet owner to love him or herself.

Taking care of an animal will give you a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment.

Now, it’s up to you!

Of course, there will be days when it’s tough being in your own skin.

But you can learn to love who you are, just as you are.

Embrace some these suggestions.

Integrate them into your life.

Practice forgiveness.

Be kind to yourself.

Love yourself fiercely.

Face the world fearlessly.

Just smile and “Do You”!


Have you ever had trouble loving who you are?

How did you overcome it?

What suggestions would add you  to this list?

Share your thoughts and comments with us.

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