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HOW YOU RELATE TO YOURSELF IS IMPORTANT

posted May 12, 2010, 12:10 PM by Sheri Perl   [ updated May 26, 2010, 1:08 PM ]

Your Relationship With Yourself

I am working on a new book about how we relate to ourselves.  The book examines 3 significant relationships: that of a best friend, a caring mate and a loving parent.  In essence the book asks you to consider how you befriend, mate and parent yourself.  The following is short excerpt from the text: 

Can You Be Just As Accepting of Who You Really Are As Your Best Friend Is?

One of the greatest things about good friends is being able to relax and just be your normal self around them.  If you gain or lost ten pounds, it doesn’t change the affection your friends have for you.  Can you say the same thing about yourself-or do you tend to compare yourself to others and feel inadequate?  Do you ever try to change who you are in order to fit in? 

A BEST FRIEND LET’S YOU BE YOURSELF.   DO YOU? 

Do You Ever Condemn Yourself Without A Trial?

Best friends don’t reprimand you.  They give you the benefit of the doubt.  They know your intentions are good, even if things don’t work out quite the way you hoped.  Instead of telling you what a screw-up you are, your best friends will cut you some slack, offer you encouragement, and set you back on your feet.  We are seldom that kind to ourselves.

A BEST FRIEND DOES NOT JUDGE YOU HARSHLY.  DO YOU?

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