What does it really mean to have a healthy sense of self-love? It requires us to give ourselves a break when we make mistakes. After, mistakes are simply opportunities for learning and growth.
When we love and value ourselves, we are more likely to follow our hearts instead of our endless lists of fears, excuses, and self-doubt. When we learn to love ourselves more, we stop taking action from a place of obligation.
Lastly, when we become more loving and compassionate toward ourselves, it becomes easier to see the divinity in everything. We become happier and more peaceful. How can you love and value yourself even more today than you did yesterday?
If you’re anything like me, there are times that you have an unlimited amount of compassion for everyone else but you. If I don’t practice having compassion for myself, I tend to absorb the energy of others very quickly. As a result, I can become overwhelmed. Sound familiar? If so, you can definitely benefit from being gentle with yourself. For example, if someone seems to be directing their anger in your direction, it does not mean that you are a bad person. In fact, the other person’s anger probably had very little, if anything, to do with you.
It’s time to give yourself a break. Stop focusing on everything that you’re doing wrong, and praise yourself for all that you’ve done well. If you make a mistake, focus on the lessons that showed up for you, and then move on. Although it can be hard to believe at times, there is nothing that can diminish our worth. Each day, make the decision to show yourself some compassion. You deserve it!
If you’re anything like me, then you’ve probably spent your entire life trying to prove yourself and please others. If you’ve been engaging in these behaviors for years, you’ve probably learned that people-pleasing and seeking approval from others can be a major energy drain. They are also wasting your time.
How can you turn things around so that you have the time and energy to live the amazing, fulfilling, and divine life that you deserve?
While you can’t please everyone or receive unconditional approval from everyone in your life, you can make the decision to approve of yourself. You can decide to please yourself. Sometimes, this means saying no to the demands of others. It means that you need to disengage from their drama and negativity. However, the trick is to disengage from others’ drama and negativity without feeling guilty. If you make the decision to disengage from the demands, drama, and negativity of others without releasing any associated guilt, the cycle begins again.
It requires a courageous act of self-love and self-acceptance. Remember that you deserve to put yourself first, and you are only responsible for your own happiness. Happy disengaging, and congratulations on taking this courageous step in your life!