It is very easy to give everyone a piece of yourself. This is called love and we are taught from a very young age to give love to everyone. With that said it is even easier to forget to love the one person who is always with you. That’s right we are talking about some self-love. It is so easy to get wrapped up in everyday life and everyone in our lives that we forget to love ourselves. Matter of fact many people don’t actually know how to love themselves.
The first step to loving yourself is to be fully aware of who you are and your feelings. This may seem very self-explanatory but often time people don’t even recognize their own feelings or they tend to actually apologize for their feeling. That’s why this is the first step you should take when you start to learn how to love yourself. You should take the time to become aware of your feeling and recognize that they truly do matter. Try not to apologize for them or feel like they don’t matter. Are you someone that tends to be a yes man? If you aren’t sure about what a yes man is it’s someone who constantly says yes to everyone and everything. Now yes, this is a great way to be productive but when you start to put your needs last, that’s when you shouldn’t be saying yes.
You see, your needs need to be placed first at all times even if it’s work or in your personal life. You should never sacrifice your own happiness for the happiness of someone else. At first, this may seem selfish but rather be selfish than unhappy. You may be able to easily forgive others for whatever they do but are you able to just as easily forgive yourself? Self-forgiveness is essential when it comes to self-love. Whenever something happens that you aren’t too pleased it’s okay to be upset with yourself but just as you are able to forgive others you should be able to forgive yourself. Remember that you are only human and things do happen.