5 Ways to Love & Respect Yourself

Updated: Nov 18, 2019

How to love yourself

Self Love
Self Love

We are our own worst critics. When we fail we insult ourselves, when we make mistakes we scold ourselves, when we succeed we feel it’s still not good enough. This kind of negative thinking is absolutely destructive to our self-esteem and it can absolutely ruin your life. How can you change this? Treat yourself the way you would like to be treated - with love and respect. Self love is crucial for a happier life. Below are five ways you can show yourself love and respect.

“The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.” – Mark Twain

1. Stand Up for Yourself

If someone has hurt your feelings, let it be known. If you don’t, then you might lead that person to believe that you are ok with being treated that way. If you’re not the kind of person who can deflect insults and false accusations with lightning fast wit on the spot, then wait until you’ve got the right words to express yourself thoroughly. Be assertive but not aggressive. Use gentle but honest words in a face-to-face meeting or even a text message or email to express your thoughts and feelings.

2. Be Kind to Your Body