After all, you can't "love your neighbor as yourself" if you don't love you, right? So, we're going to focus on how to love yourself.
Perhaps you're better at this than I am, but I've learned that as an empath, it's pretty darn hard to love myself. I'm swamped by other people's feelings and needs that I feel I have to take care of, soothe over, or try to get away from. It's hard for me to just focus on myself.
But here's something that I've learned. If I want to love myself, I have to feel myself and what I want or need at that moment. So, I get away from people, get quiet and listen to my feelings and thoughts. They tell me a lot about what I want or need. Then, I tell myself that I'm worthy of getting whatever it is that I want or need and go do it.
I know, as an empath, that it's very, very easy to put others' needs first. But I'm giving you permission here to take care of yourself first. Take the time for you. You deserve it.
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