We spend so much time waiting to be loved,
hoping love will find us,
searching, yearning for that special love.
Feeling empty and lost without it.
Wanting someone to give us love and fill us up.
But, that’s not usually how life works.
Loving ourselves is the only dependable way
to create love in each of our own lives.
When we expect love from an external source,
and someone or something does not fulfill our void and fantasies,
then we will feel worse than before.
Each of us is perfect as we are right this minute,
even though we often don’t believe it.
It is also good to create more self-respect
which will help us to love ourselves.
Here are some behavior goals to help accomplish that.
Treat others with love and respect.
Be kind to others, even the “undeserving”.
Express yourself in a loving and nonthreatening way.
Let go of past events—you deserve a fresh beginning.
Forgive yourself – don’t punish yourself for your past behavior.
Focus your mind on positive statements.
DietHobby has a tool that can help you do this.
It is located under RESOURCES, Words of Wisdom Playlist.
Click the link, and at the top of the page, click "Play All",
which will cause each of the short videos to run back-to-back
so you can spend 5 or 10 minutes focused on positive statements.
Write down your experiences and feelings.
Allow yourself to feel good feelings and
when you remember bad experiences,
allow yourself to feel compassion for yourself.
Be willing to be present and accept your own pain and regret.
We can’t expect others to be validating,
and so we need to learn how to validate ourselves.
Work to look past “material” objects and feelings.
We all want nice things and someone to share our life with.
What do you really crave? Figuring out what you really want
will help you get to know yourself better.
Be persistent –work steadily at loving and accepting yourself,
just as you are right now.
Focus on what you HAVE accomplished,
rather than what you haven’t.
Hug the real you.
Be yourself, who you really are, express yourself, laugh, play sing,
and don’t be afraid of what others think. Most of them feel the same way
and want to express themselves, but are afraid to show it too.
Trust yourself—Learn to trust who you really are,
rather than blindly following the suggestions of other people.
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