Dylesia Hampton from Heartwork Counseling Center is here to share her best advice on strengthening your relationship with yourself.
What is the most common problem your clients have with themselves?
People struggle to accept who they are. In order to start building true relationships with ourselves, we must each meet the challenge of self-acceptance.
What is the first step to solving that particular problem?
The first step is acknowledgement: recognize what aspects of yourself you are uncomfortable with sharing with others. Next ask yourself, “Why?” Often, our enemies are mental. Finding out “why” will help you determine which of your fears are valid and which aren’t.
What can people do to improve their relationship with themselves?
Stop comparing yourself to others. Everyone has to overcome self-scrutiny in order to be who they are. “Stacking yourself up” against others doesn’t help you – it just hinders you from being comfortable with who you are.