Treating Yourself With Respect


Respect:

We hear a lot about treating others with respect. But what about treating self with consideration?  I looked up synonyms for respect in the thesaurus. Let’s take a look at a few of them.

  1. Appreciation: What does it mean to appreciate oneself? When you think about yourself, do you recognize your strengths and abilities? Do you see yourself as a worthwhile human being?
  2.  Awe: Do you stand in awe of self? Far from being hubric, this is the recognition of our status as having been made in the image and likeness of God. How awesome is that?
  3.  Consideration: Do you treat yourself with consideration? Do you honor self? Do you live your life in sync with your talents? And do you respect yourself enough to remove yourself from the company of negative people?
  4. Dignity: Do you treat yourself with dignity? Do you set boundaries for yourself that create health and happiness for yourself? If not, perhaps it is time to start doing so.
  5.  Esteem: What about self esteem? Do you hole yourself in high retard? Does your self esteem cause you to work toward your goals, and to place yourself in the presence of people who will support you? Appreciation, awe, consideration, dignity, and esteem are all hallmarks of respect for yourself.

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