Do you treat others better than you treat yourself?
If the answer is yes, then you’ve come to the right place.
There are many people out there who would do anything for another person, but when it comes to themselves, they cannot even muster a simple “I like you.’
Of course, liking/loving yourself is easier said than done.
The reality is that there is a close connection between the way you treat others and the way they treat you.
The words you direct at yourself in front of others speak volumes about how you think you should be treated.
How you treat yourself when there’s no one looking reinforces your beliefs about who you are.
And you can actually be so much more than you give yourself credit for.
The way you feel about yourself cannot compare to who you truly are. Your feelings are far away from the real you.
As the saying goes,
“Treat yourself the way you want others to treat you.”
And you aren’t the only one who is still trying to find themselves, trying to feel better and live a better life.
Many of us could use a little push, a little light to guide us. To help us treat ourselves with more dignity. To help us bring sunshine and freshness on the days we need it most.
Try to think of your thoughts and feelings as plants. They can be either positive or negative, weeds or flowers. You water the ones you want to see bloom.
You are both the garden and the gardener.
You possess more strength than you know of.
You are free to choose the colors of your emotional sky.
You are allowed to take a new shape, to grow in any direction you chose to.
You are allowed to treat yourself better than you did before.
You are allowed to be different and to act in a different way.
You have to give yourself the chance to heal the wounds of your past, and show compassion to the points in your life where you felt most hurt.
You and yourself can become good friends, and you should.
Treat yourself like you would treat someone who you truly love.
If you asked a loved one what they thought of you, what would they say? About your strengths? About the things they love about you? Just ask them and find out for yourself.
Practice your new thoughts in front of the mirror and acknowledge your darkness but also the light.
Make a habit out of being kind to yourself, and be more forgiving to your own faults.
Treat yourself with more respect in private, and that confidence and newfound strength will flow out on the world around you. That is the only way to gain genuine respect from others.
What are your thoughts on this topic? Let us know by joining the conversation in the comments and please share this article if you’ve enjoyed the read.