love yourself, focus on the good things already about you, you dont need new clothes or make up to grow confidence. keep a thankful journal and write 5 things before bed that you are greatful that happened that day. can be really simple stuff but really helps your brain focus on the good in your life. do things that make you feel good, for me that is yoga, shopping, playing with my son, doing a good job at work, taking "me time" etc.... dont let people say negative things about you or people you love, stand up for what you believe in. do volunteer work with people who need more than you do or doing something that shows off your talents. take pride in your daily activities and do them as well as you can.... best of luck to you. loving yourself can be hard some days when you have to be the bad guy with the kids and there is more conflict some days... but loving yourself is the most important thing.
at 2:41 PM on Dec. 11, 2009