When a friend comes to you with a problem, what do you do? Are you supportive and understanding, or do you tell them to stop complaining and do better?
You act kindly, of course, but what if you had the same problem? I’m betting you’d be more strict with yourself than you were with your friend.
5 Ways To Treat Yourself Like Someone You Love
Face Your Negative Thoughts
Ask them whether they are true. Are they beneficial? Are they considerate? Before you say anything bad, consider whether it will help you in any way. Is this notion making me better in any way? Is it merely unpleasant, demeaning, and cruel?
We are typically the harshest to ourselves mentally, thus stopping the internal pain is one of the most fundamental steps to happiness. The constant taunts and demeaning, the “you’re such this and such a that.” In your brain, just use encouraging and uplifting phrases.
Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone
One of the ultimate ways to love yourself is to try something new. It’s incredible the feeling we get when we realize we have achieved something we didn’t know or think we could do before.
You know that thing you did once (or twice) that made you feel horrible, humiliated, or ashamed? It’s time to let go of it. You can’t undo what you’ve done in the past, but you can influence your future. Consider it a learning experience and have faith in your abilities to improve.
Trust yourself to make good decisions for yourself
We often doubt ourselves and our capacity to do what is right, even though we know in our hearts what is best. Keep in mind that your emotions are valid. You haven’t lost touch with reality. You are the best advocate for yourself because you know yourself better than anybody else.
Allow yourself to make mistakes
We’re told from an early age that “nobody’s perfect, and everyone makes errors.” However, the older you become, the more pressure you feel to never fail. Give yourself some leeway! Make errors in order to learn and develop from them. Accept your past. You are continually evolving from who you were to who you are today and who you will be one day.
So ignore that voice in your brain that tells you you have to be flawless. Make plenty of errors! The lessons you’ll learn will be invaluable.
You may improve your connection with yourself if you learn to love yourself and practice self-love. This is essential if you want to form good relationships with others. Self-love does not develop quickly, but you will grow better at it with time.
Even if you’re stressed, consider how far you’ve come. When you eventually learn to be kind to yourself, you will be one step closer to becoming your best self.
Have a good time! Get out there and do the things that excite you. Enjoy them, enjoy being yourself, and enjoy your amazing existence.