Many of us beat ourselves up when it comes to our shortcomings and imperfections. We are our own worst critics. We may have a weight problem or be horrible with money. The reasons don't matter. Whatever we struggle with often creates critical and unloving self-talk. This, in turn, lowers our self-esteem and makes it hard for us to try new things. One thing we must realize is that we are all we have. We have one body, heart, and soul to carry us through this life. It behooves each and every one of us to treat ourselves with self-love and encouragement. This attitude should be in place regardless of how much we've failed or how much weight we've gain. We must understand our inherent value and embrace it every day. This doesn't mean that we can't be honest with ourselves. It means that we shouldn't condemn ourselves.
Loving Yourself In spite of Imperfections
You may be an awful cook. However, every time you get out a pot or pan you should gently encourage yourself to do better. The idea is not to self-destruct or destroy yourself just because you have problems and issues. Instead, we need to embrace ourselves and be willing to walk gently forward and help ourselves overcome our maladies.
Being Gentle and Not Judgemental
One of the first things we can do to show ourselves more love is to adopt an attitude of non-judgement. When we make a mistake we should resist the tendency to beat ourselves up. Instead, we need to find ways to encourage ourselves to do better. Making a mistake is not the end of the world. It's an opportunity to do better. We may make a mistake on our first day at the lubrication system company, however, if we can fail fast and look for the solution we will learn faster and with less self-judgement.
Self-care is an attitude that creates certain actions. Learn to practice this gentle attitude and you will go far.The more you begin to show yourself, love, the easier it will be to spring back from mistakes and bad habits. You don't get better by inflicting pain and judgment on yourself.
Make yourself a priority. Be good to yourself when it comes to your self-talk and how you treat yourself in general. Love yourself just because you are worthy of it. Practice gentle, non-judgemental self-care. Your life will bloom and you will finally have the best friend you could ever ask for, yourself.
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