Which is the most important relationship in your life? A relationship that lets you be yourself no masks needed, that keeps your secrets, undisclosed, that makes you feel comfortable in its company, is happy when you laugh and sad when you cry and remains with you unfazed till the end of your life.
Well it’s the relationship with your own self. All want to be happy in any relationship and true happiness comes from within oneself. Knowing yourself well, your thoughts, likes, dislikes and purpose of living is possible only if you share a good relationship with your own self. The quality of your relationship with others depends on the relationship you maintain with your own self. As Ralph Waldo Emerson says, “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
Here are some tips to maintain that perfect relationship with oneself.
1. RESPECT AND CARE FOR YOURSELF
No matter how you look or what lacks in you always respect yourself for the person you are. Do not compare yourself with others for all are unique in their own way. By comparing and feeling superior or inferior you disrespect your own identity. Just love yourself, your likings and dislikes. Like you take care of the people you love same way take care of yourself. Eat right, sleep well, exercise to remain fit. Each day look in the mirror and admire yourself. Just as you gift to others to make them smile, gift yourself too with spa and beauty treatments or food treats.
2. SPEND TIME WITH YOURSELF
Keeping yourself surrounded by people all the time does not give you a chance to reflect upon your own self and your lifestyle and thoughts will be a copy of others. Each day spend some time with yourself alone. Reflect upon your thoughts, analyze your actions and what you think about certain things. Or just relax in silence. Do not leave any opportunity that can make you laugh.
3. MAKE GOALS FOR YOURSELF
Dream. Dream about what you want in life. Dream about what kind of person you want to be. Rise in professional life should not be the only motive of your life. Make short term and long term plans for self development, social responsibility and family life.
4. CULTIVATE HOBBIES
Keep developing your talents. Get engrossed in some activity like sports, dancing, singing, playing any instrument, reading, painting, cooking etc. that help you forget the outer world and works as a stress buster. Enjoy your own company.
5. COMMUNICATE WITH YOURSELF
Just like you share your negative and positive feelings with your friends and family same way maintain a diary where you write your feelings about yourself. This is a good way of communicating with oneself. What am I feeling? What am I thinking? Write it down. Your relationship with yourself will remain loyal to you in all phases and till the end of your life so do not neglect it.