Love Yourself to better Your Self-Esteem
Richard Paul Evans, The Mistletoe Promise
The Golden Rule is a two-edged sword. If some of us treated others as we treat ourselves, we would be
Self-worth depends on how much you feel you are worth, and how much you feel other people appreciate you.
It's important to have a healthy self-esteem, because when you feel good about yourself, it will also have a good effect on your mental health and behavior.
There is a big difference between being selfish, or arrogant, and self-love.
Self-love means caring about oneself.
Being confident, and taking responsibility for oneself, with all of our imperfections, flaws, and
To put it in other words, self-love means to be respecting yourself, knowing who you are, and
having high self-esteem.
You CAN learn to love yourself completely. In
fact, it is not even difficult to do.
5 Steps to Self-love
1. Forgive. Forget about past mistakes
What can I not forgive myself?
If you have the answer, you will know who or what is keeping you captive in a prison of hatred and fear.
2. Be good to yourself
If there is no love for yourself, you are like an empty teapot. If it is empty, you have no tea to fill all the cups on the table!
Start by doing good to yourself again, and it will be easier to show love to the people around you.
3. Take back power over your life.
Drop the victim mentality!
No more blaming others or your circumstances.
Be in control of your own choices, successes, and your life.
4. Act on what you need rather than what you want.
Few people are happy with what they have, constantly yearning for more.
If your happiness lies in your possessions, you will never have enough. It's a clear sign that you rely too much on material things.
5. Commit to love yourself and take action towards personal growth.
Make loving yourself the number-one step from which you will be taking on every day.
Adopt a personal growth mindset and take on new challenges & opportunities for fun and learning.
If you do not respect your own wishes, no one else will. You will simply attract people who disrespect you as much as
you do.- Vironika Tugaleva
Each person is unique and
powerful in their own way.
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