There is a strong link between a person self-worth and the relationship with others. If you have low self-esteem it affects all aspects of your life including your interaction with others.
Without realising we tend to portray ourselves more negatively than we feel. Think about when you watch other women criticise themselves with how they look, putting themselves down. You would more than likely respond with no your not ,don't be so silly. Yet we do this every single day to ourselves. imagine if we focused more time on what we appreciate about ourselves.
In regards to love, how can you expect one to love you if you don’t love yourself?
Below are a few steps you can take to start implanting self-love in your daily life. If you want to improve your relationships and reflect out the person you’ve always wanted to be then read on.
1. Affirm ourselves
We live in our world where compliments are very hard to get. All though we crave feedback and compliments from others for validation we don’t receive them. So how about starting your day reinforcing yourself with the qualities you have to offer. Thinking about 5 points about yourself that you love and say it while looking into the mirror. Feel the positive feedback that you're giving to yourself.
2. Serve others
Numerous studies have shown that acts of kindness benefit the giver more than the receiver with active and emotional gains. Do you remember a kind gesture you did for someone? How did that make you feel?
Building oneself by serving will reflect on all relationships in your life. Once a week, make a small kind gesture to someone to not only make them feel good but also yourself.
3. Body Language
How is your posture? Your body language speaks a thousand words. Make sure you hold yourself up with pride. I am one to say I was awful at this. However, I was once told to think, your back is a piece of rope. Try and keep that rope straight at all times. I was portraying a weak, unhappy person to the outside world by slouching I had no idea I was doing this. When someone you love speaks to you, don’t be distracted. Make eye contact with them at all times and make sure you are really listening. These two things will help you with your communication with others and to help portray to the world whom you want to be.
4. Exercise and eat healthy
Getting a happy buzz from working out for 30 minutes a few times a week can boost your overall mood. When you do this as well as combining it with eating the right foods your body is going to respond. You will generate positive feelings which will reflect on how you interact with others. Exercise can be used as a great stress reliever, before venting to your loved ones about your frustrations, try taking it to the gym and see how you feel afterwards.
5. Do things for you!
Start doing the things your good at and enjoy doing. Those talents you have, show them off to the world and to yourself. Spend 1 hour a week on something you enjoy. When you start doing the things you enjoy your mood will respond. Be authentic and real, be proud of the talents you have that set you apart from everybody else. The more authentic you are, the more you will attract like-minded people.
6. Be self-aware
Start loving who you are such as your strengths and weaknesses. When you start to learn more about yourself and how you act in certain situations, you will start to gain a self-awareness that will further your appreciation with yourself as well as the people you surround yourself with.
Recognise the things that make you unique and be proud and embrace those parts of you that set you apart from everybody else.
By being self-aware, you will start to feel whole and fulfilled within yourself. This will help you to give compliments to others once you feel complete you can help others feel full too.
To sum this up, loving yourself is accepting who you are you can strive to become a better person.
Once you are at a place where you love yourself, only then will you be ready to start giving everyone else more reasons to love you too.
Be you, Be you and your tribe will find you <3