5 Tips to Be Your Own Best Friend

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“If you can’t get along with yourself, then how can you expect to get along with anyone else?” (Andy Wooten).
To become your best ally, you must first become your own best friend. Being your own best friend will help you build your self-worth; work through feelings of loneliness, insecurity and the unstability of life.  It is also the initial step to develop healthy relationship with others.
Here are 5 Tips to Be Your Own Best Friend:
  1. Spend time getting to know yourself. Become who God created you to be
  2. Identify your core values, purpose and passion
  3. Set smart goals
  4. Celebrate your progress
  5. Compliment yourself and mean it
In their 1974 book, How to Be Your Own Best Friend, psychologists Mildred Newman and Bernard Berkowitz discussed the value of self worth during the process of becoming a good friend to yourself. They recommend: “when you do something you are proud of, dwell on it a little, praise yourself for it, relish the experience, and take it in.”
By acknowledging your self-worth, cultivating inner value and accepting yourslef, you’ll be empowered to transform your life!  
Avoid negative self-talk like calling yourself names and putting yourself down. Instead, work on building yourself with positive self talk and accept help from God and loving people around you.
As you continue to develop yourself and take actions to fulfill your purpose and your goals, you’ll be happier!
To a Happier You in 2016!