Do you often feel drained, angry, or resentful? Are you vibrant, energized, and grateful? Do you feel guilty for doing anything nice for yourself, or do you assess and prioritize your needs daily? If the former is more often true than the latter, then it is time to start working on building a better relationship with yourself.
What does it mean to have a good, healthy relationship with yourself? It basically means you embrace everything about yourself. Is this something you do?
If you aren't sure about where you stand, here are five ways to know that you are in a good relationship with yourself:
Using these tips will help you get on the road to loving you!
You Practice Self-Care Regularly
As women, we are the caregivers and nurturers for the people we love. But, how often do we forget to turn that inwards? When you are in a good relationship with yourself, you make self-care a priority. You might make regular appointments to see your hair stylist or get a facial once a month. Regular exercise or yoga meditation might be your preferred way to show yourself some love. You may enjoy naps or even delicious healthy meals on a daily basis. Whatever it is, you choose to do something good for yourself everyday.
You Enjoy Your Own Company
When you are in a good relationship with yourself, you cherish your time alone because you like being alone with your thoughts. It's about accepting yourself and being comfortable in your own skin. You don't need an entourage around you 24/7 because you are your own best friend.
You Are Your Best Cheerleader
When no one else is around to give you that pat on the back or a much-needed pep talk, you do it for yourself. Your inner dialogue is positive and encouraging rather than critical and judgmental. You know when and how to cut yourself some slack.
You Laugh At Yourself
Knowing who you are and being secure in that knowledge means that you don't take yourself too seriously and can really enjoy a joke at your own expense. It isn't about criticizing yourself before others can, rather it's about embracing your quirks and having a good sense of humor about things. The relationship you have with yourself is healthy!
You Feel Great About Putting Yourself First
The more you invest in yourself and experience great results, the more you do it. This kind of success requires that you say "yes" to yourself even if it means saying "no" to somebody or something else. That doesn't make you selfish in the negative sense of the word. It just means that you value your life and your responsibility to thrive. You are only as good a help to others as you are to yourself. You embrace the mantra, "self first, then others."