I truly believe the best way to love someone, is by loving yourself first. When you don’t love yourself, you put the expectation on your partner and/or loved ones to fill that void. However, you are the only one who can give yourself the love you need.
One of the simplest ways to improve your self-love is to make lists of reasons why you love yourself. Overtime, this will become the norm of how you view yourself. Therefore, try to keep this exercise as one of your regulars and give yourself the love you deserve.
I will admit that I was not good at knowing how to love myself. I had to learn how to change my internal talk to positive things about myself. This practice allowed me to improve my self-love and it allowed me to love others better, because I was content with the love I had given myself.
Show yourself some love and try this exercise today.
I prefer pen on paper so here is my written example: