Everyone knows what it means to give all you have to someone; however, sometimes we can get lost in a relationship and forget about ourselves and our needs. This can lead to you being unhappy and possibly harming your relationship.
Take Some Alone Time
The best thing you can do for your self and your relationship is to learn how to love and respect yourself. You need to love yourself more than you love anyone else and learn how to take care of yourself. To achieve this, you need to get to know the real you. This will require some alone time.
When we are in a committed relationship, we often tend to forget that we need some time away from our partner for ourselves. By taking some time for your self and your needs, you will learn more about yourself as an individual and learn how you can be better for yourself.
Learn to Say No
Often we feel pressured to do the things for our partner we aren’t comfortable with because we love them and want them to be happy. It is essential to set boundaries and to put your wishes and needs first. The more you say no, the easier it will get, so you should practice it.
Often, when in a relationship, we forget about other aspects of our lives. Make sure you are not undermining your dreams and goals because of your partner. Also, make sure you are spending time with other people who are important to you, like friends and family. Make a list of all of the things which are the most important to you, and arrange your time accordingly.
Set up a Good Why
Remembering why you want to do something can be a great motivator. This applies to self-love as well. Think about all of the reasons you want to put your self first and remember them every time you feel like things are taking a wrong turn.
This can also help you to see how you can take action and do the necessary steps. Make sure you believe in your why because it should represent the core of your being and motivation and remember to stay consistent, but easy on your self. Change doesn’t happen overnight.