In order to understand what it means to love and value yourself you have to start analyzing the things you do and the things you allow people to do to you. Are these things hurting you? Are these people and their actions being disrespectful to you? If any one of these answers is yes, I’d advise you to keep on reading.
Now when I say, you need to learn to love yourself, I’m not saying you should be selfish and self-centered. What I mean is learn to value yourself. To love yourself is to know your value; to know what you are worth; to accept yourself as the amazing person God created you to be. Everything you need in order to be great you already posses.
To love yourself is to set boundaries. Teach people how to treat you. I read this article by Kelly Wallace and she was stating 4 tips on how to know your value and this was one of them, set boundaries. What you allow people to do to you will continue. If you don’t set any boundaries from the start people will play you like a yoyo.
To love yourself is to respect yourself. To have the strength to say “no, I am not going to allow this anymore”. Stop being a doormat.
To love yourself is to let go. Letting go does not mean you are giving up. Let go of what is hurting you – step away from anything that is not healthy to your body, mind, and soul.
For some people this is easier said than done, but it certainly is not impossible. I believe that you can take that first step. You are strong; you are capable; you are worth it; you can do it!
D. Arelis XO