I don't know about all of you but lately I have found myself, and many close to me struggling with this piece of our lives.
Did you know that self respect is a key element to self love? Let's get a few major points out of the way.
YOU allow, and teach people how to treat you in all aspects of your life. Your parents, siblings, spouse, co workers, boss. They all watch your body language, and test you on what they can, and cannot get away with. They also mimic your own behaviors, and how you treat yourself.
A few ways that you may be able to measure your self respect is by asking yourself the following questions.
Am I with someone that I am not truly happy with?
Do I really want that item, or is it because this is what I should be doing?
Am I happy where I work, and enjoy my day to day life?
Am I being treated well, and feel appreciated and heard?
Am I comparing my life to those around me, and wanting what they have?
Do I have positive people around me, or are they negative and bring me down?
I have found lately that the more I speak to people placed in my life, the more that I connect with those who openly struggle with this. As I was watching a glimpse of the NFL draft this weekend I overheard a new quarterback say that he focuses on these two important pieces of himself. Confidence & remaining humble. I was so happy to hear that I literally jumped off the chair and clapped for him. (Why I was even watching the recap of an NFL draft gets me, but it was that message that I knew I needed to hear clearly!).
Self respect comes in so many forms. Since it’s a beautiful Sunday morning I encourage you to reflect on these top tips that I’ve found to truly help gain ones self respect.
Stop comparing to others. No one is on your journey but you. Keep your head in your lane.
Words are powerful. Watch what you say, and write. Put sticky notes in your bathroom & car to remind yourself that you are worthy, and deserving of so much more!
Ask yourself how you can remain confident and humble. That means your feet are planted on the ground, yet you’re standing tall, and open to receiving.
For the love of Pete respect your body! There is no greater way to show you have respect for yourself than with your body. Eat well, take care of your health, and love every imperfection that makes you you. The world doesn’t need to see every ounce of it to be incredibly sexy & feel your energy.
Surround yourself with people who truly get you. These people love you unconditionally the way you are. They also push you to be your best self. They are positive, and help you embrace what’s ahead together.
Know yourself. What do you like? What don’t you like? What are your hard limits, and items you’re willing to walk away from no matter the cost? That’s when you truly know you’ve got self respect. You stop having things and people around you who don’t add value.
I know this is all easier said than done. But try one small piece of this everyday. Be aware of what you’re saying and doing. Stop yourself, and redirect your energy and thoughts. We have no one else to blame for the situations we allow. Make some moves, change things up for the better. Curious what you’re going to do. Feel free to share those with me!
Have a beautiful day!