It’s important to learn to love yourself, because if you don’t love yourself it will be hard to accept that others love you.
Loving yourself should become your highest priority if you wish to create a truly happy future. I’m not talking about loving yourself in a self-centred, egotistical way. I’m talking about loving yourself by embracing your uniqueness and what shows up in your daily life.
Unfortunately low self-esteem prevents your personal growth by restricting your concept of yourself. You may never reach your full potential if you entertain recurring thoughts of low self-esteem.
Here are 6 ways to reconnect with yourself and develop a stronger relationship with who you really are:
As humans we desire personal growth. To enable yourself to grow it is vital that you understand yourself and know what makes you happy. Most people are more aware of their flaws than their skills, however remember nobody is perfect . You cannot have light without shade, get to know all of you. Remember you are just as important as anyone else and you should be the driver of your own life’s journey.
Stop Criticising Yourself
Criticising yourself will get you nowhere really fast. Would you talk to your friends the way you talk to yourself? People who practice self compassion are more successful and have a healthier outlook on life.
Embrace the Positive
When you entertain positive thoughts, you become kinder towards yourself. Your self love and self-esteem increases, along with kindness towards yourself and others. Everyone is born positive, it’s simply the environment that shapes each individual. You still have a choice to embrace the positive, nothing is carved in stone unless you give it power and permission.
Worrying uses up vital emotional energy which could be channelled into joy and happiness. The more you entertain worrying thoughts, the more you establish worrying as a habit. Remember 97% of what you worry about never happens. Set your worries aside as they are holding you back from your true potential.
We all make mistakes at some point in our life . Holding on to your mistakes by thinking negatively about yourself will not allow you to live the life you deserve. Learn to forgive yourself by practicing detachment, trust that whatever happened in the past is in the past! Move on and appreciate the lessons gained from your experience by seeing it as an opportunity to gain knowledge and resilience to be the best version of you.
Gratitude entails being thankful for what you have right NOW. Being grateful does not mean comparing yourself to others who are more or less fortunate than you. It is being thankful for the small things in your life, the people in your life and that you get another day to live your life.
Be the person who you love and respect, be someone who makes YOU happy!
I've been a full time hypnotherapist and mind coach for over 12 years. My unique approach to therapy is client centred and I aim to educate and empower my clients to enable them to make positive choices and changes in their lives.