30 Ridiculously Simple Tips for How to Be Your Own Best Friend

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It’s easy to worry about being a good friend to others. Naturally, having solid friendships is important and worthwhile.

And having a best friend? That’s in an awesomeness league of its own!

However, it’s also important to build a deep relationship with the one person who’s with you 24/7/365.


Read on to learn 30 easy tips for how to be your own best friend.

  1. Speak kindly to yourself (like you would to your best friend).
  2. Enjoy your own company. Hang out with yourself and do whatever makes you happy.
  3. Be honest (but not critical) about hard truths. Being a best friend requires honesty, even when it’s difficult to hear.
  4. Celebrate your wins, no matter how small.
  5. Be loyal to yourself. Be authentic and stay true to your values.
  6. Take good care of yourself, healthy or sick.
  7. Be there for yourself when things are hard.
  8. Have inside jokes with yourself.
  9. Be your own biggest fan.
  10. Write yourself nice notes. Leave them in places where you’ll see them when you need a pick-me-up.
  11. Encourage yourself to chase your dreams, even when you feel down on yourself.
  12. Give yourself a hug. Simply wrap your arms around yourself and squeeze.
  13. Don’t judge yourself harshly.
  14. Listen to yourself. Acknowledge gut feelings and important thoughts/emotions.
  15. Learn about yourself (likes, dislikes, reasons for certain behaviors, goals, wants, etc.).
  16. Ask yourself what you need physically/emotionally/spiritually, often.
  17. Express your emotions in a healthy way.
  18. Make or buy your favorite snack.
  19. Get yourself meaningful gifts or experiences.
  20. Laugh at yourself (don’t take yourself too seriously).
  21. Accept yourself, imperfections and all.
  22. Be vulnerable with yourself about insecurities.
  23. Give yourself permission to grow and change.
  24. Prioritize spending time with yourself.
  25. Stand up for yourself.
  26. Forgive yourself for mistakes.
  27. Show yourself appreciation and gratitude for who you are and what you’ve done.
  28. Build self-trust by being honest with yourself and following through on commitments.
  29. Respect your boundaries.
  30. Get comfortable spending time alone.

When you befriend yourself, you’ll learn to freely express self-love and appreciation. You’ll build self-trust and get to know yourself deeply.

Be your own best friend. You’ll always have at least one friend with you, no matter where you go.

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