Some self-love gurus make it seem like buying yourself flowers or writing “I’m beautiful” on your bathroom mirror is the secret to being happy and accepting yourself. No wonder so many of us are skeptics! But self-love can help boost resilience and confidence, decrease stress and improve relationships. “You must care enough about yourself to welcome the life that you deserve.” And you don’t have to turn up the cheese factor to do that. Instead, try these surprising self-love practices.