Amongst the several relationships in your life, the relationship you share with yourself is the most important. Media has made it so difficult for us to accept the way we are and has created standards of beauty and self that is not true and is almost unachievable. It is important to not be misguided by the media and lose a sense of self. It is the foundation of everything else, like the saying goes “you cannot pour from an empty cup”.
While it is easy to notice and analyze our relationship with others, it is not so easy to do the same with ourselves. Our relationship with ourselves begin with what we say to ourselves, think about ourselves, our thoughts and actions. How you treat ourselves sets the boundaries to how we let others treat us. So here are a few tips on how to improve your relationship with yourself:
- Be mindful of your thoughts – having a negative thought? Think you are not worthy? Stop right there. Concentrate on the goods. Shift focus on what you are good at, your achievements and skills. One thought develops into another, so you need to be cautious of your thinking.
- Prioritize basic self-care – remember you come first. You are responsible for your health and happiness and the situation you are in it right now. Find time for yourself every day, to exercise, to read, to dance or whatever form of action makes you happy and fulfilled.
- Be Kind to yourself – we often tend to be harsh on ourselves when we make a mistake. Don’t. Take matters into your own hands and accept yourself for the flaws, take action on how to correct it and move ahead.
What you believe is what you are. So transform yourself with simple steps of transforming your words, actions and behavior one at a time to a better relationship.