You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked.
Try approving of yourself and see what happens. – Louise L. Hay
You wake up every morning with yourself and sleep with yourself every night. You spend twenty-four hours a day with the same person … and that’s you … so it’s important to enjoy your own company and be at peace with yourself.
A mark of healthy self-esteem is the ability to spend time alone, without the company of others. Being comfortable with yourself and enjoying solitary time reveals inner peace and centeredness. Being by yourself enables you time to listen to your inner callings and needs, which is how you learn, and get to know the person you truly are. Knowing how to nurture yourself and be your own BFF, or Best Friend Forever, is good for your health and well-being.
To be your own best friend, develop the same kind of tolerant goodwill, positive attitude and love toward yourself that you have toward your friends. Love and nurture yourself; give yourself the encouragement, patience and support that a loving parent and friend provides; learn to forgive yourself when you make mistakes and reward yourself when you do well. All this strengthens your physical, mental and emotional health.
Action steps to becoming your own Best Friend Forever include the following:
Excerpted from GUTS – Get Uncomfortable To Succeed.
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