Why would you want to become your own best friend? There are a number of benefits to creating your own internal support system rather than relying on your partner, friends or family to be there for you when you’re suffering. Having expectations of other people can lead to disappointment, heartbreak, and relationship breakdown if your expectations aren’t met.
We all have it in us to give ourselves what we need, without seeking it externally.
Of course, it’s great if you have a strong support network, but you could still benefit from becoming more self-reliant. And what about if you have no one to turn to for help, or if your current support people are unable to be there for you?
Isn’t it far better to know how to support yourself in times of need? Here’s how to become your own best friend.
- Be nice to yourself
- Honor your needs
- Send compassion to that part of you that is hurting
- Enjoy your own company
Here is a lovely video on the art of being your own best friend