Loving Yourself

How Can You Love Everyone but Yourself?


Student Challa Watkins poses with her hands making a heart shape.

Challa Watkins, Reporter

Life can be hard at times, and you think you might not make it out of the problem you’re facing that day, but we are here to assure you that you’re strong enough to do it. There are many things you can do to learn that you can indeed love yourself, such as:

  1. Make a list of all the things you love about yourself.
  2. Focus less on the approval of others.
  3. Distance yourself from those who drag you down.
  4. Forgive the things you did in your past.
  5. Start making the changes you know you need to make.
  6. Do something everyday to make yourself happy, no matter what it is.
  7. Show gratitude for who you are.
  8. Believe in your abilities.
  9. Focus on writing your story and not reading, watching, or listening to everyone else’s.
  10. Go out of your way to be loving and kind to others.


Life is a roller-coaster that goes up, but there are downs in the adventure called life. Yes, they suck and they make you doubt yourself, but you have to face them head on. You are strong, capable, and courageous. Fill your heart with happiness, love, courage, and strength and you will be undefeatable. You just have to know your worth and love yourself.