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When we’ve felt self-hating and self-rejecting for so long, it can seem virtually impossible to finally love and accept ourselves. Our addictions are often a manifestation of the insecurities, self-doubt, and fears that we’ve developed over the years. As we’re beginning to heal ourselves, we learn that self-love is an important part of our recovery work. Still, we might not know how to go about actually developing self-love and putting it into practice. Becoming self-loving feels like a lofty, ambitious, far-fetched goal. We don’t know how to feel better about ourselves or how to uncover the reasons behind our mental and emotional pain. We feel as though we don’t know where to begin when it comes to figuring out how to love ourselves. After all, if we could simply learn to love ourselves, we would have done so long ago!

Exploring The Underlying Reasons for Our Self-Hatred

We can find the path to self-love within the reasons we’ve grown to hate ourselves in the first place. Maybe there are traumatic experiences that we have yet to heal. Perhaps there are issues that we’re having a hard time processing. Worse, we may blame ourselves for our pain and wallow in shame. Are we internalizing the harsh criticisms of other people? Are we allowing others to project their pain onto us? This abundance of negativity leads us to develop limiting beliefs about our self-worth. As we allow our fears of inadequacy to dictate our self-image, we continue to block ourselves off from self-love. We begin listening to and believing our inner demons rather than fighting them. Confronting these underlying reasons behind our self-hatred is a necessary part of our healing.

Uncovering the Illusions of Our Fears

Once we begin this work, we often find that our self-hatred and our fears of inadequacy and unworthiness are just illusions. We don’t actually have reason to feel so bad about ourselves. Our mistakes, wrongdoings, and regrets become part of what makes us strong, wise, and powerful when we learn to love and accept ourselves. When we accept our past rather than resisting it, it becomes a part of our life story that we can embrace rather than reject.

 Self-love is an essential component of any healthy recovery, but it’s hard to achieve on your own. The Guest House is a welcoming and supportive recovery home where you will be met with open arms, wherever you are on your journey, without judgment or expectation. Call 855-483-7800 today for more information.