Long-lasting self-improvement comes from a place of love and caring. You can want to change, but still appreciate your current self. Self-compassion is different than getting so caught up in your ego that no one wants to be around you; in fact, I think people will want to be around you even more.
Pay attention to your inner thoughts today. Try to catch yourself in the midst of negative self-talk and change your narrative.
My opportunity presented itself in an early morning weight-lifting class. With my week-long gym membership I am back to working out in front of mirrors and found myself beating myself up for my belly-fat roll. I worked with myself in that moment to feel okay in my body and thank it for all that it has and does do for me.