Building a Positive Relationship with Yourself

A relationship with yourself is arguably the most important one you’ll have. How we think and treat ourselves will be the foundation for everything else. Developing a positive relationship with yourself, also known as self-esteem or self-worth, is crucial for your overall well-being and success.

Learning how to have a relationship with yourself is one of the most rewarding things you can do. In today’s world, it can be challenging to take the time to focus on ourselves and build positive relationships. We are constantly bombarded with noise and distractions that make it hard to focus on our well-being. However, once you take the time to start a self-relationship, you’ll notice it becomes much easier. 

Let’s dive into why it is important to have a positive relationship with yourself, with some great tips along the way!


Improved Mental Health

When having a positive relationship with yourself, you are less likely to experience negative emotions such as anxiety, depression, and stress. This is because you can see yourself positively and are less likely to be overly critical. When you feel good about yourself, you have a more optimistic outlook. This can be done with basic self-care activities, such as:

  • Having regular mental health check-ins 
  • Reducing negative self-talk 
  • Engaging in hobbies
  • Eating a healthy diet 
  • Getting enough sleep 


Better Relationships

When you feel good about yourself and have a positive relationship with yourself, it is likely to attract positive people and encourage healthy relationships. People are naturally drawn to those who radiate positivity and confidence.

Having a better relationship with yourself can make it easier to properly communicate your needs and boundaries to others. Here are some things you can do to help create a positive relationship with yourself and others.  

  • Take time and reflect on yourself.
  • Identify what activities and practices bring you joy.
  • Communicate your needs and boundaries to others.
  • Spend time with people who bring out the best in you.
  • Practicing gratitude for yourself and others around you


Increased Resilience

A positive relationship with yourself can help you cope with difficult situations and setbacks. People are more likely to bounce back from challenges and see growth opportunities. This is because when you have a strong sense of self, you can see the bigger picture and are willing to prioritize your well-being. 

A positive relationship with yourself is essential for leading a fulfilling and successful life. It is a critical component of your mental health and well-being. It can positively impact every aspect of your life. If you struggle with self-esteem, there are many things you can do to improve it, which I will discuss below. 


Creating Self-Love Habits  

Self-love is an essential ingredient in living a healthy and fulfilling life. It helps cultivate a positive relationship with yourself, leading to better mental health, improved relationships, and greater overall well-being.  

There are many ways you can implement self-love habits into your day or week that increasingly become easier to practice.

Here are a few positive affirmations to get you started: 

I am successful. 

I am getting better and better every day.

I am not perfect, and that’s okay.

I will treat myself with kindness every day.

Positive affirmations are some of the most valuable and powerful techniques to increase self-love. Others may write in a journal, practice gratitude, or meditate, all of which go into self-love. Other self-love habits may include: 

  • Stop comparing yourself to others.
  • Don’t worry about others’ opinions.
  • Prioritizing self-care. 
  • Allow yourself to make mistakes. 
  • Prioritizing what is important. 
  • Setting aside 10 minutes per day to do something you love.

Incorporating self-love habits takes time and effort, but the benefits are worth it. Remember that self-love is a journey, not a destination. Be patient and kind with yourself, and celebrate the progress you make along the way. With time and practice, self-love habits can become a natural part of your daily routine, helping you to prioritize your well-being and cultivate a more positive and fulfilling life. 

Give it a try! 


Thinking About Your Health            

 A  study by the American Psychological Association discusses the connection between a healthy diet and mental health. A healthy diet is essential for overall prosperity. Focusing on fresh fruits and nutritious whole foods can significantly benefit physical and mental health. 

Along with a well-balanced diet, physical activity is a proven way to boost mood, reduce stress, and improve physical health. Whether going for a walk, practicing yoga, or hitting the gym, find an activity you enjoy and make it a part of your routine.

Give it a try, and let me know what you think!  


Implementing a Positive Relationship with Yourself with Emily

While it may present difficulties, altering your internal dialogue can prove advantageous in dealing with stressful circumstances. If you have attempted the techniques explained in this article and discover that you persist in utilizing negative self-talk, do not hesitate to contact me. 

Collaboratively, we will explore distinct approaches tailored to your specific circumstances to assist you in transitioning from pessimistic to optimistic self-talk. 

Disclaimer: Emily is a board-certified health coach with knowledge and training in these areas, however, it is important to always consult your doctor to make sure any of these ideas are safe and okay for you.

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