10 ways to learn to like yourself better

Hi everyone,

Happy Saturday! I am sending positive vibes your way for the weekend. Day 9 im quarantine and I am feeling better. I woke up this morning (Friday Mar 27) and I told myself, I need to find time to create something and I was able to accomplish that. Check out my IGTV for 15 outfit ideas to wear at home during the confinement. Anyway, I digress. The basis for a positive sense of self-esteem is that you accept yourself as you are, not as you “may” be. This doesn’t mean that you’re never self-critical or that you should never change, but that you’re able to live with being flawed and with your own approach to trying to make yourself a bit less so. With that said,  today I am sharing 10 ways that you can become a self-liker rather than a self-critic.

  • Don’t be afraid to confront your failings. They are teaching moments. Learn from them and move forwards with no regrets.
  • Step back and enjoy your accomplishments. When you’ve done something well, don’t be afraid to admit that you succeeded. It doesn’t have to be something earth-shattering: Having cooked a good meal, eat it with pleasure and allow any compliments from those you cooked for to sink in.
  • Learn to look at the things you like about yourself in the mirror. Do I need to say more?
  • Go on a date with yourself. On the date, spend some time alone devoted to thinking about your experiences: Enjoy a movie or a meal at your favorite restaurant while you spend time reflecting on what’s going on around you. You can even laugh at your own jokes.
  • Strive to be a better person, but don’t expect changes to happen all at once. Give yourself a realistic timeline and measure yourself against smaller, achievable goals. And please, stop comparing yourself to others. 

  • Spend a weekend day or evening without worrying about how you look. Yes! There, I said it. 
  • Think about the past, but don’t let yourself be overwhelmed with regret. Easier said  than done, right? The past is the past, you can think about it to identify ways to better yourself but there isn't anything else you can do. Learn to forgive and to apologize. It will make your life easier.
  • Understand that no one is perfect. When you’re in low self-acceptance mode, you believe that everyone is better than you. It’s possible that others are better than you in certain ways, but that doesn’t mean you’re any less of a person yourself. Instead of comparing yourself negatively, accept that fact, and then see if you can learn from it.
  • Enjoy your personality, foibles and all. So you’re a little bit too meticulous and want everything to be perfect. When things don’t work out as you wish and you start to berate your weaknesses, stop and do a reality check.
  • Like “most” of yourself as much as you can. You’re may not reach 100% self-satisfaction, but maybe you can get to 75 or 80%. In the measure of self-acceptance it is proven that getting high scores meant saying you are happy with “most” of your personality traits.

Outfit details
Dress @champagneboutique (similar) | Handbag (similar)

And remember, life is short. Love yourself and be happy. You can't love anyone around you if you don't love yourself. I myself is in a journey of becoming a better version of myself. I have so many flaws and some that I will never be able to fix and that's where my beauty lies. That's where my strength and confidence come from. As usual, I am always waiting to read your feedback and comments. 

Thanks for stopping by.



Photo credit @vonvonphotography

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  1. Sometimes when things doesn't go as expected we tend to forget that it's ok and remember that life is short. In order to love who we are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped us ( pas toujours evident). Even that some days we need to make a extra effort to love our-self and try to be happy.

    We need to know that we are enough. We are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress simultaneously.....

    Nice outfit Moumouss!!!!!

    1. I can feel all the melancholy in your writings. Life is short honey. Be Happy or strive to be. XoXo,

      It is actually a dress I can see you wearing :-).


  2. You are exactly right, you’ve got to love yourself in order to make changes. Hating yourself is paralyzing. Great advice!


    1. Indeed Michele - We should embrace who we are and work on the things we want to improve at our own pace. XO

  3. This is such an inspiring and uplifting post, Moumous! I have been struggling a lot the past few months with my self esteem and confidence. So I will take all the ideas I can get to improve on that. I am loving your beautiful dress. The print is so pretty and your shoes are just magnificent! Thanks for sharing and linking up.


    1. Hi Shelbee, I am glad that you can benefit from this post. Although, I think you are a very confident woman. Xo,

  4. Oh, this dress is so pretty. It has it all - romance and alluring promise of the happy summer. Thank you for the uplifting post, Iris. To work on self-esteem is the long life journey for myself.


  5. What a cute dress! I really like the bright green heels with it too! Thanks for sharing your tips :)

    Hope that you had a nice weekend at home :) Thank you so much for joining the #weekdayWearLinkUp :)

    Away From Blue


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