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Practicing self-love can help you overcome loneliness



Being lonely can make your live dull (Shutterstock)

You may be tempted to think that loneliness is what you feel when in a certain space alone. Whereas people suffering from loneliness do isolate themselves, majorly because they feel unworthy. If you battle with feeling good enough and are afraid to interact, this deeply rooted issue has everything to do with your damaged self esteem. Embracing self-love will revolutionize the way you live and interact.

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It makes you believe in yourself

When lonely, you suffer from self-doubt, a lot. Every single thing you intend to do goes through scrutiny within you such that you often opt to pass. Unfortunately, this not only limits your abilities but also limits the world from seeing and experiencing your true potential.

Once you practice self-love, you start prioritizing what you believe in. By being your own cheerleader, you jump onto opportunities instead of coiling. This in turn challenges your wits and will possibly lead to achieving something exemplary.

You stop negative self talk

Even after you decide to believe in your idea, a negative statement from your head can still bring you down. You may be bound by the chains of the self-critic, an enemy who constantly tortures your moves by telling you how inadequate you are.

When you love yourself, you train your mind into shutting off such self-sabotaging sentiments. In so doing, you open yourself to a myriad of opportunities. Since lonely people think themselves as unworthy, stopping this self-criticism will boost your self esteem.

Ensures you walk away from toxic relationships

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In many cases, lonely people attract lonely people. Through self-love, you understand your value and the people you should surround yourself with. Instead of constantly attracting people who pull you down and enjoy shaming you, you walk away from them.

Self-love will ensure you are deliberate in networking with better people who seek self-improvement like you. When lonely, you should begin interacting with people. This is proof of your grown self-worth and ability to sustain only the meaningful relationships.

Embracing self-love will revolutionize the way you live and interact (Shutterstock)

Builds a self appreciation culture within you

How many times do you pause to count your blessings in a day? Are you zoned-in too much in life’s rat race that you fail to find joy and contentment in your achievements and surrounding? When lonely, you will tend to have a negative attitude which you use to block out things. This attitude can be reversed only by learning to love yourself. In the process, you learn how to appreciate your efforts and the things that are happening in your life. Counting your blessings also helps you get over other people’s achievements which could be aggravating the matter by making you jealous.

Inspires you to throw perfection away

You may have met such people who fail to even complete tasks as they aim for the perfect stroke or wait for the perfect time. Lonely people are in this category as they strive to wait for perfection so as to act. Loving yourself will make you come to terms with the realities of life. It is okay to make mistakes. You do not have to drag yourself down a walk of shame just because you have failed to achieve to a certain standard. Self-love subjects someone to self-compassion and forgiveness. With such an open heart, as a lonely person, you will be willing to deal with the hurt within you and move forward expecting little from life.

Being lonely can make our lives purely dull and suck every ounce of life from it. Self-love is a sure bet into winning self-confidence and filling your self esteem bank full. Embrace self-love for a livelier and thriving experience.

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