People often ask me how they can love themselves as though it’s a strange thing or difficult to do. It’s really not difficult at all, and there are several ways you can be good to you.
One of the easiest ways is to take time to get to know yourself. What do you like? What’s really important to you? If you had an entire day free from any responsibilities, what would you most like to do?
Spend some time making a list. Maybe you would really like to read a good book or spend time with friends. Would you want to be indoors or outdoors? Taking a nap or going for a hike?
It can often be surprising to discover that what you thought you needed, isn’t really what you needed at all.
When you become in tune with the core of who you are, it’s easier to come from a place of love, which means it will be easier to love other people. And when you love people easily, it’s easier to be loved in return.
It’s a cycle of love! So appreciate and love yourself and watch what happens.
© 2013 MarBeth Dunn – all rights reserved