There are a lot of sayings out there like “put yourself first” or “you have to love yourself before you can love someone else.” You may read these and wonder how do I know when I’m loving myself? How do I know where to start?
When you start the process of really loving yourself, you have to train your mind and body to recognize that love. For example, you can wake up every morning and tell yourself to “have a good day”, but once you get to work, your boss starts getting on to you for not sending out the memos yesterday or asking where his outline is for the big meeting this morning. If you let that affect you mentally, the “have a good day” mantra goes out the window.
Your mood can crash like a trail of dominoes: you get upset, you feel like you failed, you start looking at everything else you do wrong and before you know it you are feeling frustrated and angry at yourself. This is where you lose sight of being kind to and loving yourself. So to truly love yourself, you have to see the good in who you are despite the harder situations; choose to stand up for yourself no matter what.
Here are 6 ways to love yourself more every day, even when it is difficult to.
Let me know if any of these tips worked for you! It won’t be an overnight fix but if you choose to put yourself first, it will continue to get easier until you no longer need reminding.
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