No, I’m not talking about your parents. I’m talking about the relationship you have with yourself. The most important and longest relationship we will have and yet the one we probably spend the least on is with ourselves. No more. If you lay a solid foundation with this relationship, it will carry on with the rest of the ones you have in your life.
The first thing I would tell you in this relationship it needs to have a level of RESPECT. Respect yourself, your feelings, your body, your mind, etc. Respect yourself enough to say no or to listen to that inner voice that gives you pause.
I think it’s important to have LOVE & COMPASSION for yourself. If you don’t have any for yourself than how can you have it for other people? Let go of being your worst critique and looking at your flaws instead have compassion for yourself that you’re doing the best you can. You are perfect being imperfect. Cut yourself some slack.
Just like in romantic relationships, HONESTY is key. You need to be able to look at yourself in the mirror and be 100% honest. You can’t bullshit yourself. It’s not going to work.
Another one that I think is important is TIME. Just like any relationship, you need to give yourself quality time. This time can be used for self-care, for fun for whatever you want but you need time to yourself to be present in your life.
Never go to bed to bed angry. Always go to bed with a CLEAR HEAD so that you can sleep better and not have the negative vibes looming over you the next day.