Being loving, encouraging and supportive of another person usually comes as second nature. We see our love lifting them, making them happier and optimistic about life. But how many of us forgive ourselves just as easily? We tend to hold grudges and judge ourselves so harshly that we are stopped in our tracks and paralyzed by our mistakes.
This lack of self-love leaves us feeling drained and discouraged, keeping us from succeeding on our journeys to a fulfilling life. If you work at it, the vicious cycle of self-hate can be stopped. We can retrain ourselves by practicing simple steps toward more self-love.