Many romantic relationships take an uncomfortable turn often due to the lack of enough self-love. As I explain in detail in my video at the end of the article, here are 5 tips to not let this lack of self-love get in the way of your relationship.
Self-love is the source of all our other loves
– Pierre Corneille
1 – Perfectionism
Some people have a hard time accepting that they aren’t perfect in their map of the world. If you find yourself exhibiting perfectionism or feeling negative things about yourself because you think you’re not your best, follow three simple steps. Stop following your current line of thinking, focus on the efforts needed to reach your goal, and then put those efforts into action.
2 – Negative thoughts
Don’t get into the bad habit of only focusing on the bad things in your life. Staying focused on uncomfortable events can make those events overly important. If you find yourself complaining that only bad experiences happen to you, look for the positive in that feedback.
3 – Never insult yourself
By insulting yourself, you lose your quality of being human and you reduce yourself to a single element related to something you don’t like about yourself.
4 – Reward yourself
That’s the fun part about loving yourself: you can reward yourself! If you’ve managed to accomplish something significant, treat yourself to a treat: a meal, a book, a couple of days by the sea. Whatever it is. Take a long shower or bubble bath. Go fishing alone or treat yourself to a massage.
5 – You are the most important person
You are the person you will live with until the end of your days. Start, if you haven’t already, by learning more about loving yourself as you are.