Everyday Habits to Build Self-Respect

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Self-respect, or positive self-esteem, is an essential part of a mentally healthy and fulfilling life.

Self-respect can describe both the image you hold of yourself, and the way you treat yourself.

In other words, it's a combination of the respect you feel for yourself, and the respect you choose to show yourself.

These two components of self-respect are closely related, but it is worth dedicating your attention to each individually.

Holding yourself in high esteem and treating yourself well can lead to greater happiness, and more potential to live the life you want to live.

To start consistently building your self-respect and living a more fulfilled life, try some of the following tips.

Before you seek the validation of others, make sure your words and actions match those of the person you want to be.

Earn Your Own Approval

Just like the golden rule reminds us to treat others well, you deserve the same level of treatment from yourself!

Treat Yourself the Way You Want to Be Treated

When facing a difficult choice or situation, ask yourself, "what choice would I respect myself more for making?"

Use Self-Respect as a Guide

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