Only after you truly learn to love yourself will you be able to love the people and things in your life. Self-love starts with your thoughts and feelings. This is why focusing on positivity and gratitude is super important. Here are 4 simple things you can do each day to help turn on self-love.

1. Let your self-love out into the universe

Have positive things that you want to believe about yourself and let these thoughts out into the universe. You can write these thoughts down, say them aloud, or simply visualize them in your head. Finding a quiet and place where you can be by yourself will help you focus on the thoughts and feelings you need to work on.

2. Read inspiring words

Reading is one of the strongest tools that you can use to learn and grow as a person. By simply reading inspiring pieces every day, you will be that much more ahead of the game. No matter what you are struggling with internally, find a personal development book or article around the topic to gain insight on how to resolve your issue. Even simply reading short, inspirational quotes daily will make a huge positive impact on turning up your self-love.

3. Celebrate your achievements

If you’ve achieved something, no matter how big or small, you must take the time to acknowledge your achievement. Whether it be a simple pat on the back, a happy dance in the living room, or a celebratory dinner at your favorite restaurant, you’ve earned it and it deserves to be praised!

4. Take care of yourself

Don’t forget to love yourself by giving yourself healthy amounts of all that you need to be healthy. Sunshine, fresh water, exercise, whole foods, fresh air, positive relationships and spending time doing your passion … the basics! It’s so important to put your wellbeing as top priority on your journey to self-love.