Loving Yourself: 7 Concrete Steps (Step 1)
Step One: Get to Know Yourself
A good place to begin in learning to love yourself is by getting to know yourself. You are an amazing person, unlike any other in the entire world. There is only one of you, unique and one of a kind. But, what makes you different and special? Discovering this is one of the greatest joys to being alive. Everything we have ever experienced or been exposed to contributes to your uniqueness. All of your likes and dislikes, your talents and skills, your values and preferences combine to create your unique self.
So, Why Don’t We Already Know How to Do This?
Many of us have spent so much time caring for others that we don’t know where they end and we begin. Our selves have become enmeshed in them. Sometimes, it happens. We spend so much time caring for someone else, a child or parent that the line between us and them becomes blurred. Often in unhealthy family or work relationships the line between us an abusive person becomes unclear. We think their needs are more important than our own.