Love yourself – A contract with yourself
Not enough people really like themselves – that’s a fact. This world would be a better place if people liked themselves more. I believe we would have less hangups, get on with others more and the world would be a nicer place if we all respected and honoured ourselves more.
Here is a contract to make with yourself, a promise to love and cherish yourself and to do the best you can to reach your full potential:
I, ____________________ promise to love and cherish myself. I promise to treat myself with respect and be assertive with those that do not treat me well. I will make every effort to be true to myself and follow my own path instead of continuously pleasing others and putting my needs last. I need to look after myself first in order to be a ‘together’ person and/or a better partner and/or parent.
I will do my best to recognise and make the most of opportunities that come my way and will try to keep a good balance in my life between work and leisure.
I will remind myself regularly and repeatedly about my strengths and achievements and will talk to myself as if I was my own best friend. I deserve love and kindness and will do my best to treat others the same way.
You can add/delete any parts and make up your own contract with yourself. I have signed a contract with myself and keep it at the front of my diary. I read it every now and then when I realise I am going ‘off track’ and not putting myself first.
It’s a great reminder of my self worth!