In this fast-paced world full of judgement and criticism, we tend to forget to cherish moments of happiness and peace. 

Robert Morley once said, ``To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness." 

And isn't that exactly what we all want? To be happy and content? How can we expect other people to understand and love us when we ourselves don't. 

Self-love is a topic that's been talked about time and time again, yet we still hesitate to truly embrace and practice it. 

Here are a few tips that will help you fall in love with yourself.

Love yourself

1. No negative self talk

We are our greatest critics. What starts as motivation to improve can rapidly turn into an insecurity, hence it’s important to tread that line carefully. Constructive criticism shouldn't turn into negative self talk

2. It's ok to say no 

Saying no does not make you selfish! Sometimes, it’s necessary to say no, for your sake. Give yourself a break, say no and move on

3. Be present  

Stop worrying about ‘what if’ and ‘if only’. Live in the moment, experience every second and create memories that will make you look back and smile.

4. Forgive yourself 

You're human, you make mistakes and that’s okay. If we didn't make mistakes, we wouldn't learn. And life is all about learning.

5. Write 

One practical method is to write. Write a love letter to yourself, list down everything you admire about yourself and whenever you feel less than, give it a read. 

6. Stop judging yourself

We’re not defined by our looks or our bodies. We are defined by our personalities, our generosity, our kindness. Look at yourself the way you look at your best friend. 

Hype yourself up, because when you're way up there, nobody can dull your shine.

Hoping this helps everyone out there. Love aastey.