Loving yourself is hard work. Takes commitment. It’s uncomfortable. Requires swallowing the bitter medicine.

Especially for men, the concept of self love does not come naturally to us. 
Even if it doesn’t come naturally, we can still learn it. We can work on, and get better at, loving ourselves. 

To help you on your journey, I created a list of ways to love yourself. 

Whenever you’re in need of some self love, here’s what you can do. 

Here’s 50 ways to love yourself:

  1. Take yourself on a romantic date
  2. Eat a healthy meal 
  3. Cook a healthy meal
  4. Eat something indulgent and delicious
  5. Drink more water
  6. Give yourself a spa day
  7. Get a massage
  8. Bubble bath or Epsom Salt Bath
  9. Light some scented candles/Aromatherapy
  10. Sauna
  11. Shower and massage yourself like you’re on ecstacy
  12. Manicure/Pedicure (Men – Pedicures are AMAZING!!!)
  13. Take yourself to the movies
  14. Buy yourself a gift
  15. Listen to music
  16. Read a book
  17. Draw a picture
  18. Make some art/get creative!
  19. Build something with your hands
  20. Color/paint something in
  21. Dance
  22. Sing
  23. Play music
  24. Laugh
  25. Smile
  26. Learn a new hobby
  27. Meditate
  28. Take 10 deep breaths (or more)! 
  29. Meditate on gratitude for your five senses
  30. Meditate on gratitude for your organs
  31. Meditate on love for your family
  32. Meditate on love for your friends
  33. Meditate on love for the whole planet
  34. Visualize your dreams and imagine you’ve already accomplished them
  35. Do yoga/Stretch
  36. Exercise/Do something physical
  37. Hug and kiss yourself when you wake up in the morning/before you go to bed at night
  38. Thank yourself 
  39. Tell yourself that you love yourself
  40. Tell yourself you love and accept all of your flaws
  41. Practice forgiveness for a difficult past experience
  42. Voice yourself to someone who you have a bad relationship with
  43. Act like a child
  44. Do the weirdest thing you can do
  45. Scream at the top of your lungs/Roar/Yawp
  46. Grunt and make weird noises
  47. Punch something (safely) – it’s good to let the aggression out!
  48. Break something (safely) – it’s good to let the aggression out!
  49. Stomp up and down and bang on your chest
  50. Masturbate 

That’s it 🙂 No go out there and love yourself as thoroughly as you can!!!!

Also published on Medium.

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