Most of the time we are so drowned in the concept of being loved by others that we forget about the one person we must love first i.e. our own self. You go on a process of self-discovery when you get ignored by others and even then, you prefer your feelings of love about yourself. Loving yourself, forgiving yourself, and being true to yourself is the standard you set for others to treat you. If you do not love yourself and give importance to it, it is not wise to expect from others to that to you.
As humans, everyone has many faults and shortcomings. But if you learn to embrace all your faults and accept yourself, you give a push to your personal evolution. Following are the ways that can help you to develop a stronger relationship with yourself:
Become aware of yourself:
You may spend an entire life for trying to become perfect but you will never be able to do that. It is because nobody is perfect and it is very important for your personal growth to become aware of your flaws. Accept the weaknesses that you are afraid to show and move forward by improving them. Appreciate yourself for how you look and what things you have accomplished. You will see that you are a better version of yourself as compared to when you initially started.
Entertain the positive thoughts:
Your self-esteem increases when you entertain the positive thoughts that arise in your mind. These thoughts make you become kinder to yourself and give out what you hold in your heart. Even if the environment you are living in is bitter, embracing your positive thoughts will help you shape yourself into a positive person.
Be proud of your success:
If you pursue what you desire then you consider success only upon reaching the goals that you have set for yourself. But that does not mean that you do not acknowledge the smaller goals that you have achieved towards the path of a greater goal. It is not always about winning, you also need to appreciate the effort you put in every step to reach closer to your goals.
For identifying your true self, you must let go of worrying. It is because when you entertain the worrying thoughts, you establish stronger neural connections in your brain for worrying to exist. Therefore, you must transform your worries into empowering emotional energies. It will help you becomes stronger with your strengths.
Do not criticize yourself:
Sometimes you find it satisfying to criticize yourself for even the smaller mistakes that you make. It strengthens your belief in the imperfections that you have but this behavior does not take you anywhere fast. Therefore, connect with your strengths than the weaknesses and let go of judging yourself to be kind to yourself.
You must know that there are billions of people who are living below the poverty line right now and barely get enough to survive every single day. By entailing gratitude in your daily life, you will create a source of happiness by being grateful to the blessings that you have. Recognize what you have in your life and thank God for every single element that makes your life better.