Retrospect and find moments when you have felt utter pride on yourself. Take a piece of paper, a pen and some spare time. Sit down and write the qualities in you, which you best like in yourself and the ones which bags you the most number of compliments, in a decreasing order or goodness. Stick it to the wall in a place where you can see regularly. There, you have all your reasons to love yourself.
7. Reshuffle your priorities
Reshuffling your priorities will require you to initially know which priorities needs to be kept in the beginning of the priority list. You list should ideally include self in the very beginning – your health, your ‘me time’, your hobbies, your work. When you have prioritised yourself enough, only then can you extend yourself to prioritize others.
If currently you have forgotten self-care, restore back that focus on yourself. Give yourself time, pamper and love yourself.
Make it a point to stick to your priorities unless it’s an emergency situation. Do not uselessly compromise your priorities for your partner.
You cannot make another person value you (you can but through nasty lies and manipulation, which is better not sort after). But you sure can raise your own value.
I absolutely go by what Stacey Charter said,
“Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.”
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