If you can’t love yourself, who can you love? While it’s noble to sacrifice yourself for others, you’re important too. When you make the effort to be kind to yourself, you’re in a better position to be kind to everyone else in your life. Let go of the idea that indulging yourself occasionally is selfish.
Give yourself the love you deserve with these strategies:
- Keep the promises you make to yourself. Everyone in the world is a liar. Sure, you might be honest with others, but you lie incessantly to yourself. You tell yourself that you’re going to stick with your diet “this time.” Or you tell yourself that you’re never going to be late to work again. Lies! All lies!
- After consistently lying to yourself for years, you don’t even believe yourself anymore. You know when you’re lying to yourself.
- Choose to be honest with yourself from now on. Promise yourself only what you know you can deliver, and you’ll be so much happier with your results and yourself.
Ensure that you’re satisfying your own needs as you tend to the needs of others. Everyone is important, and that includes you, too. Give yourself the same priority you give to others in your life. Take the time to love yourself more.