I recently came across the following passage, which is written by author Louise Hay, and wanted to share it with you.
So how do you love yourself?
First of all and most importantly cease all criticism of yourself and others. Accept yourself as you are. Praise yourself as much as you can. Criticism breaks down the inner spirit, praise builds it up. Look into a mirror often and simply say I LOVE YOU, I REALLY LOVE YOU. It may be difficult at first, but keep practicing and soon you will mean and feel what you say. This process will help you get in touch with your true self. Love yourself as much as you can and all of life will mirror this love back to you.
By consistently practicing at and nurturing the love of ourselves we open the doors to an abundance of good in our lives. You are a beautiful creation of a loving universe and infinitely deserving of love, peace of mind and self esteem exactly as you are.