7 Ways To Work On Your Relationship With Yourself
If you are in pain in any way or something makes you uncomfortable, that means something is not right. Figure out why.
That "something" could be a choice to change your life but most often, it's a shift in how you see yourself and what you focus on most.
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Once you know where it began, you can realize that you perhaps adopted the wrong idea about yourself based on what you thought was true in the moment.
If you struggle with low self-esteem, for example, imagine the first time you felt ashamed of yourself. Think about what made you feel that way and why. This is the only way you can truly rectify it.
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When you know what your feelings are, they're not scary anymore.
You won't start a war to saying: "I don't appreciate you speaking about me in this way," but you will reinforce a kind of self-empowerment that most people never develop in the first place.
At least with yourself.
Just because you can't always speak your entire truth does not mean that you don't have to consciously acknowledge what it is.
Know what you'd do in the event of a breakup, a job loss, the freaking apocalypse.
Have a savings account, an escape already planned.
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It may be that you’re misinterpreting the behavior, he or she wasn’t conscious of how you feel, or you’re doing or saying something to influence them.
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These thoughts have little to do with reality but a lot to do with fear.
A little baggage is totally okay, but you need to lighten your load before jumping into any new relationship.
Let go of any left-over hurtful feelings that might be lingering and realize that your new relationship is a new opportunity to put all of that behind you.
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If you are unable to get outside, add greenery to your space, for some plant therapy.
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Help someone else out who really needs it.
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