Warning: this article may or may not inflate your ego.
People thinking I'm crazy because I love to talk about myself in third person.
Sure, it's a quick way to judge me on being ego-centric or self absorbed, but my intentions are actually the opposite.
Those are all great and wonderful and you should read them everyday. But after awhile, they tend to lose their punch.
Though I agree, it's only one small piece in a much larger puzzle of confidence.
While you should definitely set up weekly/daily activities to reset your brain, self-love is something you practice on a moment-by-moment basis.
If you're not constantly consciously monitoring the way you think about yourself, you're at risk of falling deep into your insecurities and trying to find that love from external, temporary sources.
I came across a self-esteem quote I somehow haven't seen. It was like a thousand light bulbs went off and millions of sirens started ringing when I read the following quote from Diane Von Furstenberg:
"When a women becomes her own best friend, life is easier."
Think about how you treat your best friend. You tell her how awesome she is and give her advice when she forgets it. You hug her and love her even when she's done something wrong. You forgive her, and you always have her back.
You make sure she never feels alone.
Can you imagine how your life would be if you treated yourself the same way?
You deserve to the same love you give all the people you love in your life. And even more so, you deserve to have it now and from someone who will always be there rather than from someone who might one day walk away.
Be your own best friend in the sense that you put your happiness first and never let anyone take advantage of you.
I promise you, you won't regret it.