FORGIVE YOURSELF FOR YOUR MISTAKES.
Letting go of the past can be difficult, but in order to respect who you are now, you must let go of who you were then. Do whatever you can to forgive yourself for mistakes you’ve made. We’ve all made them — it’s part of life — but those who respect themselves know how to let those mistakes go. You can never go back; you can only take what’s happened and move positively forward.
FORGIVE THOSE WHO HAVE HURT YOU.
Forgiveness can be tough sometimes, especially if you’ve been hurt badly. But caring around that hurt and anger only makes it more difficult to cultivate love within yourself. Let go of the pain others have caused and you’ll open up space in your heart in mind for more positive emotions and experiences. No matter what wrong has been committed against you, forgiving is always better than clinging to the pain.
SURROUND YOURSELF WITH POSITIVE PEOPLE.
Respecting yourself means keeping company with those who respect you — and themselves. Negative people (even those who are not negative directly to you) are draining and they spark negative thought patterns within you. You’ve heard the old saying: you are a combination of the people you spend the most time with. Respect yourself enough to make sure those people are positive influences.
WORK ON BUILDING UP CONFIDENCE.
The more you believe in yourself, the easier it will be to treat yourself with love and respect. Confidence isn’t always easy to come by, however, so you’ve gotta work for it. Do things that you’re good at. Accept compliments and make note of when others are proud of you. The more you do things that build up your confidence (and avoid those that tear it down), the more confident you’ll feel. And the more confident you are, the less likely you are to settle.
BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF (AND OTHERS).
Honesty is the ultimate sign of respect. When you’re honest with yourself, you’ll see what’s good for you and what’s not. You’ll be less likely to compromise on what matters most to you. Being honest with yourself is actually pretty hard so really pay attention to how you feel and what you think. And practice the art of being honest with others. Even when it’s hard, the truth is always the way to go.
Monika Efimov Life Coach tel 0045.50374075, mail:firstname.lastname@example.org