Loving Yourself First

Loving yourself first is the greatest gift you give to yourself and to others.

Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
Veronica A. Shoffstall.

If you are having difficulties with loving yourself first, please make it your biggest goal this year and every year after. It probably will be a work in progress, but it will be worth it. Believe me.

To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance. Oscar Wilde.

Do you own your life or do other people own it?

If other people own it, then you are living from the outside in. When we live from the outside in, we are expecting and believing , our happiness, approval, fulfillment, worth comes from things outside of ourselves.

This model is based on our core belief , of “not being enough”. When we feel the full force of that belief, we can identify how we allow ourselves to be vulnerable to other people and events.

If you are not loving yourself first, you are living an artificial life.

You become a people pleaser, unable to express who you really are, unable to express what you want or need.

You comply with other people, saying what you think they want to hear, trying to live up to other peoples expectations.

You take on the role of a victim or a martyr, sacrificing your own authenticity.

Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love. Rumi

To live from the inside out, means that you are fully present in your own unique essence.

You have a strong sense of self, totally accepting yourself and all the light and dark sides of that self.

You give yourself unconditional positive regard and unconditional love.

Knowing that you are more than your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, gives you the ability to change , make adjustments and improve, without labelling yourself as bad, a failure, or a reject.

Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.Byron Katie.

loving yourself first.

  • Reconnect with your own unique essence
  • accept yourself totally and unconditionally.
  • appreciate your purpose and path.
  • prioritise your life.
  • walk to the rhythm of your own heart
  • do the things that bring you joy.
  • get rid of co-dependency traits.
  • follow your passion.
  • Express gratitude

How can I be kind to myself to-day? Learn to love yourself first.


Extracted from: http://carryduffhypnotherapy.com/loving-yourself-first/

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