Put yourself in someone else's shoes
Being empathetic is an important skill. Next time, put yourself in someone else's shoes. Try to imagine what someone else is going through to better understand their situation and show compassion.
Take time to enjoy things that make you happy
Being happy is important, and you should make it a priority in your life. Every day, try to do something that you enjoy or think about things in your life that make you happy.
You do deserve to be happy
Too many people struggle through a routine but are not really happy. You have to realize that you do deserve happiness. Then take the time for yourself to be happy.
Believe that you deserve to be happy
In order to achieve happiness, you have to realize that you deserve it. If you do not believe you actually deserve happiness, they you will not be able to enjoy it.
Too much love can be a bad thing
Too much love can be a bad thing if you are addicted to it. An attachment to love is just as strong an addiction to any other type of emotion. Balance is always the key.
Do you show love through service
Think about it: what makes you feel loved? If you feel loved when you come home from work to find the kitchen clean, then you probably show your love by doing things for people.
Some people only show love through work
Doing things for people, or performing services for them, is one way people show love for one another. If you know someone like that, show your love by doing something for him/her.
Love people the way they love you
Did your dad act surprised when you asked if he loved you? Many people, especially men, show their love through work. If someone in your life works for you, show your love the same way.
Do a chore for your workaholic
A person who shows their love for others by doing things for them is often mistaken for a workaholic. Show your love for that person by picking up on of their chores.
You may show your love through services
If your main way of showing love is through doing things for people, you may become frustrated when they don't do things for you. It's not personal, they have other ways of showing love.
Tell people you love them
Do you know someone who always wants to "talk it out"? This person probably feels loved the most often when people talk to them, telling them that they are loved.
Some people want words, not action
If showing your love for the special someone in your life doesn't seem to convince them, try telling them you love them. Some people respond to words more than actions.
Loving words help hearts
Loving, encouraging words are often the only way some people can experience a sense of belonging and love. These people need to hear that they belong, that they have a place in your heart.
You may show your love with words
Do you tell the people in your life that you love them? If so, you may be the type of person who responds to warm, kind words, and you show your love for others in that way.
Even if you're not a talker, say I love you
If you're not much of a talker, but love someone who is, you may need to make a conscious effort to speak your love and admiration for them. Otherwise, they may doubt your love.
An arm around the shoulder can show love
Some people literally need a pat on the back. The sense of touch and physical contact is basic instinct for all creatures, and a hug is still often the best way to show someone they're loved.
Some people feel loved through touch
If you have a child who constantly clings to you physically, plays with your hair, or holds your hand, he/she may show and feel love through physical touch. It's really quite common.
Many people show love through touching
Some people feel loved if you give them a foot rub or back rub. It's actually a way of showing love to some people, who may not be good with words or demonstrative in other ways.
Physical closeness makes people feel loved
Touching someone doesn't always have to be erotic. There are many people in your life who show and feel love with physical touch through holding hands, cuddling, and hugging.
Physical touch without sex shows love
The sense of touch is one of the strongest senses people have, and some people don't feel loved if they don't have physical contact. Physical contact, not necessarily sex, is a way to show love.
Spend time with people you love
You may have heard of quality vs. quantity when it comes to spending time with people, but there is no substitute for quantity. "Quality" time is often over-planned.
Quantity time is often better than quality
Spending time with loved ones is important for your relationship. The more time you spend with people, the more you know and understand them. Quantity is often better than quality.
Some people need your time to feel loved
Many people only feel loved when someone spends time with them. For these people, the "quality time" theory is a myth. They need your company and individual attention.
"Being there" is a sign of love for some
There is no substitute, for some people, for your companionship. Even if you're just in the same house, not doing anything together, just knowing you're there makes the other feel loved.
Sometimes, your loved one wants your time
You can show your love for some people just by accompanying them to the mall. They don't need an expensive gift or backrub to feel loved, just your presence.
Gift giving is an indication of love
Giving gifts is often a way that some people show love. If someone in your life always has a little trinket for you to show he or she is thinking of you, it's a sign of love.
Some people feel loved through gifts
If someone in your life is always giving you little gifts, you can be pretty sure that's how they show love. They will understand that you love them if you give them a little gift.
Ways of showing love differ
If you feel like no one loves you, look at the people in your life who are supposed to love you. Chances are, they are showing you love in ways you don't recognize.
Study how people show you love
There are several ways that you can give and receive love, and they can all be disguised as other things. Study the ways your loved ones show you their love, and love them the same way.
People show love according to their needs
In general, people show their love by working for their loved one, spending time with him/her, giving him/her gifts, maintaining constant physical contact, and with encouraging words.
Why are you sad and what can you do
Next time you are struggling with feelings of sadness, try to examine the source of these feelings. To cheer yourself up, do something you enjoy. Don't be afraid to pamper yourself.
Realize your own self worth and get past shame
Shame can be felt for a variety of reasons. If you experience feelings of shame, you may need to come to terms with something in your life. Realize your own self-worth and move past whatever is that is troubling you.