Things to Learn from People Who Love Themselves
It’s often said the hardest person you’ll ever have to love is yourself. How is it that some people seem so adept at valuing themselves, while the rest of us struggle daily with self worth? Below are some invaluable lessons to learn from people who love themselves.
1. DO make time for yourself.
People who value themselves also value their personal time, and always make space in their schedules for “me” time, time that is solely dedicated to yourself and personal pleasures. Whether it’s a long walk in the park, matinee movie, or cup of coffee and a good read, loving yourself means loving your own company.
2. DO say no.
People who love themselves learn how to say “no” to unreasonable demands on their time and well-being. They learn to be selective about the friends and partners they surround themselves with, and know to walk away when they suspect they’re being taken for granted or treated unfairly.
3. DO treat yourself the way you’d like to be treated.
When you respect yourself, you respect others, plain and simple. People who value themselves don’t need to tear others down or be overly critical. They show support and positive encouragement for the people in their lives, and never see one person’s success as a threat to their own.
4. DO stand by your feelings.
When you love yourself, you don’t hide from your emotions, and express them with honesty and integrity. When a partner or friend does something to hurt you, you tell them so, rather than conceal your feelings for the sake of pride or fear of being rejected.
5. DO learn to trust.
People who love themselves understand that trust is an integral part of any relationship, and allow themselves to trust and be trusted. Of course they’re afraid of being hurt, but know that they can stand strong no matter what comes to pass.
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