HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR SELF-RESPECT

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We all crave respect, no matter who we are. Yet it is very difficult to respect others when you don’t even respect yourself. It’s been said, “You can’t like another person, until you like yourself.”

So let’s look at this…How can you show yourself the same kind of respect you want to show others and want them to show you?

When you don’t like or love yourself, much less respect yourself, you will always find a way to live your life blaming other people for all the pain you’re feeling, resulting in your life being consumed by anger, frustration and depression.

Showing yourself respect does not make you narcissistic or conceited. In fact, it does quite the opposite. When we respect ourselves, we are more worthy of receiving love and, in turn, giving love to others.

Here is ways to help you build a healthy respect for yourself

1. Stop looking for who is not looking for you.

2. Stop begging

3. Stop saying more than is necessary.

4. When people disrespect you, confront them immediately.

5. Don't eat other people's food more than they eat yours.

6. Reduce how you visit some people, especially if they don't reciprocate it.

7. Invest in yourself. Make yourself happy.

8. Stop entertaining gossips about other people.

9. Think before you talk. 80% of how people value you is based on what comes out of your mouth.

10. Always look your best. Dress the way you want to be addressed.

11. Be an achiever. Get busy with your goals

12. Respect your time.

13. Don't stay in a relationship where you don't feel respected and valued. Walk away.

14. Learn to spend money on yourself. That's how people will learn to spend on you

15. Be scarce sometimes(I kind of unintentionally do this).

16. Be a giver more than a receiver.

17. Don't go where you are not invited. And when invited don't overstay your welcome.

18. Treat people nicely, and if they disrespect you, you can freely keep them at bay.

19. Except they owe you money, two call attempts is enough. If they value you they will call you back.

20. Be good at whatever you do. Be the best with consistent practice(I’m still learning this)

Self-respect is all about treating yourself the way you'd want others to treat you. By focusing only on our self-perceived faults and flaws, we're basically giving permission for the rest of the world to focus on them too!

 

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