Being gentle with yourself is something that most of us forget somewhere along the road.
This mostly happens to women because they are always the ones that want to give more than to get and the ones that put themselves last while they put their kids and husbands first.
But after some thinking about it, I realized that living like that is completely bad. And you know why? Because you can’t respect others if you don’t respect yourself and you can’t take care of them if you don’t take care of yourself. That’s the way it goes.
So, before it is too late, we all should start paying attention to ourselves and try to be gentle with yourself. Only when we learn to do that will we be truly happy and satisfied, and we will have the life we have always been dreaming about.
If I didn’t convince you yet that it is time to be gentle with yourself, here are some proven reasons to do so, so please read further.
It is easier than you think
I know that you spent your whole life taking care of others and doing things you didn’t want to do just to make them happy but it is time to put yourself first. And no matter how hard you think that is, you should do it because it is much easier than you think.
You see, if you don’t respect yourself others won’t respect you either and if you don’t show them that you are a priority in your own life, they won’t take you seriously.
So stop being someone who just gets the crumbs from other people’s tables and do something nice for yourself.
You will see your full potential
You see, when you are in the shadow for the whole of your life, people around you can’t see your full potential.
Maybe you are way smarter than that boss of yours but she took control over her life and fought for herself while you stayed in shadow, doing things that she doesn’t want to do.
Why don’t you stand up for yourself? Why don’t you try new things in life? There is no need to worry that something will be wrong because you will never know if you are good enough if you don’t try.
Maybe you have talents you didn’t know of
When nobody hears what you have to say, it is very difficult to show your real face and all the talents that you might possess.
So, break free and reveal to the world what you have to offer to make it a better place.
Embrace the change that happens in your life and once and for all get out of that shell you have been living in for such a long time.
Try new things and see what you are good at. Maybe some amazing things are waiting to happen to you, but you are the one who needs to make the first move.
You will create healthy habits
Just think about all that time when you had all those bad habits. There were many of them and they transformed you into someone you didn’t want to become. Well, I have good news for you.
If you could just break one bad habit, you would be able to destroy all of them. So, please try to do that for yourself. Do it for better days to come.
Show to yourself that you can be gentle with yourself and that you can make a change in your life that you will be proud of.
It will help if you take 100% responsibility for your life
If you see that things aren’t working in your favor, change the system. And whatever you do, don’t wait for others to change. You should be the one who will change and show all of them what it feels like to be born again.
When you take all the responsibility for your life and stop letting people run it without you, you will see that standing up for yourself and taking all the control in your hands really paid off.
You will be able to make more decisions
Once you decide to be gentle with yourself, you will be able to make more decisions for yourself.
You will decide about the important and less important things in your life and you will finally see what it feels like to have full control over your life, without anyone making decisions instead of you.
Once you try this, you will see that there is a lot of power in making decisions and you will realize that you should have started with that a long time ago.
You will see your value
Once you decide that it is time for you to change something in your life and for a moment put yourself first, you will see your true value.
You will realize that you are more valuable than you thought and that you have been neglecting yourself for a long time.
Stop thinking that others are more valuable than you and learn to put yourself first because that is what you deserve.
You will learn lessons from your past
You should leave the past where it belongs and move on. I know that you have made some mistakes a long time ago, but you also probably learned something from them.
The most important thing is that you shouldn’t blame yourself for some past actions and whatever you do, don’t let them define you. You are much more than your past and never let anyone convince you of the opposite.
You will be able to focus on your strengths
I know that we all have weaknesses, but we also have strengths. You should see what your main strength is and practice it even more.
When you focus on your strengths, things will turn out to be good for you.
You will leave all the negativity from your past and you will learn to be gentle with yourself. That is something only brave people can do, so if you manage to find the best in yourself and let it shine, you should be very proud of yourself.
You will be able to live your passion
For all this time, you even didn’t know what your real passion is. But now, once you found out what actually keeps you moving, you can focus on that even more.
When you put yourself first, you will be able to focus on your own life and to live your passion. And that is what makes your life so damn good.