The importance of respecting yourself is MAJOR … If you don’t respect yourself, no one else is going to!
You can respect yourself by doing respectful things for yourself and to other people by your actions and in your reactions to certain things and situations.
Even in the midst of conflict and you feel at the end of your rope, never quench the feelings of respect inside your soul because, it will show outwardly and life struggles will pounce all over you. Show it whether you feel it or not. It’s very important as to how you are viewed by others. Not that I care what people think, I do however, want it to be seen that I hold a great deal of respect for myself.
Respect yourself in ALL situations, not just “when you do good”! It’s in the dark times, when you feel broken and used that showing respect to yourself is important. Treat yourself well.There’s a difference in wanting to be seen in that way and just caring what others think.
Inwardly having respect shows outwardly and people will notice and feel it from the depths of your character. It will shine through from your very soul!
Isn’t this how you would like to be seen by the world? Isn’t this the way you want to feel inside? Let go and allow the real YOU to immerge and manifest outwardly into the person you see and feel inside.
Respect yourself through situations that aren’t very respectable. We all do things we shouldn’t, good people make bad choices every day. People may hate on you because of this but don’t let them bring you down, never let them you sweat.
Those types have no respect for themselves, so they are unable to show respect for others. By disrespecting you, it makes them feel better about themselves.
Acceptance (page 417 of The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. It isn’t just for recovering alcoholics or drug addicts, it’s for everyone. Read it it will make you think!) for ourselves and others is key, 😄 because we all do things that aren’t worthy of respect, in the world eyes. Well we have to forgive ourselves and be gentle to ourselves, yet firm, in handling how we deal with the process! It’s important for your character✌️Also, if you don’t respect yourself, no one else will.
The only thing I can tell you is to always hold your head high no matter what you’re feeling with in your personal life.
Show the world only what they need
to see. Guard your heart as well because people will hurt you deep down in everyday life if you don’t. This saves you from vicious attacks from haters around you. Remember hold your head high ~ always!
If other people come at you disrespectfully, you cannot allow that! Always, no matter what, show respect to the ones who are disrespecting you. It shows how much self-respect you have when you don’t give in to their pettiness!You should not tolerate disrespect from anyone, in any kind of way! Attack them back (so to speak) in the right manner showing them they have no right to disrespect you.
“No permission given” ~ you can do this calmly and with class but at the same time letting them see that you mean business.💕
Hint: if you have to, “fake it ’till you make it”, (meaning act like you do until you sincerely DO respect yourself), do so! Your stepping out in faith and God will honor that!
be true to yourself first. Never lie to yourself and be able to trust yourself completely.
Have your own back, carry yourself accordingly … (You know my ex-boyfriend told me once after we’d broken up that he would have to test himself because he didn’t know how he’d react in that certain situation. It had to do with trusting himself around women, other than his current partner. He said he’d have to put himself together in the situation with another woman to see if he would cheat or not! I was floored because of what came out of his mouth next! He confided to me that he didn’t trust himself, he would have to test himself to see what he would do. I was actually there, with my mouth hanging open, gaping at him.)
How in the world do you NOT trust yourself? I mean if you can’t trust you, then what? That started me thinking when I remembered this instance. What are Y’ALL’S thoughts on this?
Tolerating disrespect in any relationship, will have the haters (sadly, sometimes these ones are closest to our heart…) thinking they can just treat you any way they want. Show them you know your worth.
😋 So never accept that type of treatment! It’s a matter of principle, character and self pride.
DO YOU RESPECT YOURSELF UNCONDITIONALLY or do you struggle with this?©chellesrawthoughts
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