Respect: Yourself First

Hello, My Friends

This month I want to encourage you to respect yourself, first and foremost. 

To respect anyone else, or to receive respect from anyone else the most important person to respect is you. 

Do you always show up for yourself? 

When you say to yourself, “I must go to the gym today.” Do you schedule it and do it? 

That my friend is respect, when you show up for yourself. And it’s disrespecting you when you don’t. 

Do you always say what you mean to say? 

When you say “I’ll be there, you can count on me.” And then don’t show up. Or you never did intend on showing up.

That is disrespect, to the person you told you could be counted on and to yourself. 

If you have no intention of doing, going, or being anywhere, or any thing, Then own it.

Respect yourself, say no, or say yes.  Be true to you. 

The reason we say yes when we really mean no is, we don’t like the sensation of the vibration in our body, that we interpret as letting someone down.  Or the guilt that we allow others to place on us. 

These all stem from our thoughts. 

The saddest thing about allowing yourself to do, go or be what you don’t really want, is you erode your value in yourself. 

Given time you no longer believe you are worthy of respect, or having an opinion, or being heard. 

Learning to say what you mean, and mean what you say. In love, in kindness, with respect to you and others.  Is the beginning, this is where you learn about you, this is where you discover your passion, this is where you know your true value.  And this is where you begin to draw a line in the sand and protect yourself. 

Today’s question is… How much do I respect myself? 

Until tomorrow, watch yourself, see when you promise to do something and don’t show up. Notice, be kind to yourself.

Remember we never beat ourselves up. We value all information, if we don’t know where we are, we can’t improve.

oxoxo Linda

As a certified Life Coach, I help you to help yourself, so you can create a well lived life your way. 

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