Are You a Good Friend to Yourself? — MakeItUltra™ Psychology

This post I share with you today comes from Dr. Perry and it speaks on how loving yourself serves as a platform, sets the tone, as to how your friends will value your friendship in their lives. As I continue to grow older, I contemplate many times on the importance of self love and friendships. I also have come to understand that some friendships are not meant to remain in your life forever. This has even more truth when you live with Chiari Malformation + Syringomyelia, chronic pain is not for the faint of heart. And fortunately or not, you realize even more so when is the time to put an end on friendships that no longer serve well to your health and to your life in general. You know the friendships that bring on more stress than they do joy – those ‘friendships.’

I’ve realized that loving me, putting my feelings first, being compassionate for my own being, is far more important than any outside friendship. Because when you love yourself and know the value you bring as a friend when others don’t, I think that’s when it’s time to call it quits to a friendship that no longer brings positivity to your life and family. There will be a mourning period, but I simply wish them well and move on.

In this post here Dr. Perry, highlights the love and sympathy you should have for yourself, and asks, what kind of friend are you being to yourself? I think first and foremost be a friend to yourself to then know what to look for in friendships.

Written by Dr. Perry, PhD Image Credit: Pixabay “A friend is a gift you give yourself.” ~Robert Louis Stevenson What kind of friend are you? Are you attentive, kind and compassionate or, are you neglectful, uncaring and critical? Scrolling through quotes on the internet, I was reminded of the immense value we place on friendship. […]

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17 thoughts on “Are You a Good Friend to Yourself? — MakeItUltra™ Psychology

    1. You’re not alone there! I do it too many times to count. I don’t realize how much my body has gone through and continue to get me through.
      I want to try to do better by it, as it’s the only body I have. Be more loving, patient and really listen to it. Often times, I push my body to its very limit, causing it to shut down. And with chronic pain, I can’t continue to that.
      It’s great though, when we realize we must also love ourselves. 😊

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      1. You’re absolutely right! Eek! As much as I’d things to be different, my diet, my lack of sleep – go to sleep late, wake up early, somethings are just what they are at the moment.
        It’s not the best, I know that. but they’re the realities. And like you and I, there are many more, I’m sure of that. But hey, our kids are ok. 😊🙏🏽

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      1. Haha! 🙃 Gracias. Aren’t we all a work in progress, but thankfully we have God helping us – daily.
        This post reminds me of your post on the woman being loving with her body, it all correlates. So very true, we need to love and befriend ourselves. 😊 We can’t love something we don’t appreciate.

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    1. “I love myself, I take care of myself and others. I have gratitude for everything I have.
      I like others too.
      Have a good day”

      – Merci, je ne parle pas français, mais merci pour votre commentaire!
      De même, passez une bonne journée.
      – Thank you, I do not speak French, but thank you for your comment!
      Likewise, have a good day.

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