We talk a lot about self-love, and of course taking care of ourselves is super important. But it takes a village, right? Fostering a strong community of support is also an integral part to becoming your best self. And when it comes to the gals that mean the most to us, we can be doing things to make sure we are empowering them to be their best selves!
DON’T LET HER SELF-DEPRECATE
We’ve written about this before, but self-deprecation is basically the ultimate enemy of confidence and a positive self-perception. If you notice a friend often bringing herself down in conversation, stand up for her yourself. Be her cheerleader until she learns to be her own. If she says her passion project is “nothing special,” or that her promotion is “no biggie,” step in and show her and those around her that her accomplishments and interests are super important.
PRACTICING SELF-CARE? ASK HER TO JOIN IN
Planning a spa day, an hour or two to focus on your art, or setting aside some time to fill in next month’s bullet journal? Invite your friend(s) to join you for an ultimate day of self-care. Sometimes we need a little push or a reminder to focus on ourselves for a day, or even just a few hours. And relaxing with friends is always a plus!
WHEN SHE DOUBTS, KICK IT OUT
Being the ultimate cheerleader for your friend means not letting her doubt herself. Remind her constantly that she can do anything she puts her mind to! That being said, if she has legitimate concerns about a new pursuit or big life step, hear her out and try to be an objective opinion when you can. In most cases though, her worries about her own potential are probably silly and can easily be subsided with a supportive nudge from you.
How do you encourage your friends to be their best selves? Tell us in the comments!
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