The quality of your relationship with yourself is the foundation of your relationships with others.
Studies show that we unable to be emotionally available for others if we are not able to be emotionally connected with ourselves.
For example: If we ignore our feelings, strive for perfection, criticise ourselves, reject parts of our personality, and not give ourselves the space to take care of our mind, body and spirit then these are signs of unhealthy self-relationships.
In this instance we are unlikely to build caring, kind and loving relationships with others.
A healthy self-relationship is based on strong senses of self-worth, self-respect, unconditional self-love and self-acceptance.
Here are some tips on how to start building a healthy relationship with yourself right now:
– care for your physical needs (e.g. get enough sleep and rest, eat healthy food, exercise daily, breathe fresh air, and be around nature)
– notice your emotions, thoughts, physical feelings, behaviour, mood
– compliment yourself and keep yourself in high, positive regard
– do what you love and what inspires you
Check in with yourself daily and ask: What’s happening with me right now?
An exceptionally good self-relationship should be your number one priority! Treat yourself with love, care and respect.