How To Respect Yourself More

Iggy Azaela once said “High price, but I’m worth it baby!” I am going to talk to you about the importance of showing respect to yourself. We all need more self love. There are so many pressures from work, life, church, media, and family that puts unneeded stress on ourselves. I am here to tell you that I am a recovering people pleaser. Here are a few tips to help you show R-E-S-P-E-C-T to yourself!

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It starts with self-respect. Take the time to define your value and worth as a human being. I can tell you right now that you are phenomenal! You may think, “Girl, you don’t even know me!” But, what I believe 100% is — when God made you, He made his very BEST!

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Sometimes, my day can feel so crummy and hopeless but I know that God created me for a purpose. If you don’t have respect for yourself, it is hard for others to have respect for you.

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Good manners and conduct have always been a part of my upbringing. Raised in an old-fashion Asian family, showing respect for your elders was of utmost importance.  Though as a child, I was annoyed with all of the rules and mannerism taught by my mother and grandparents.

I understand now why having respectful conduct for others is critical in this social fabric called life.

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When you exercise kind and thoughtful conduct and manners towards others it makes you feel good. In return, people are more likely to treat you the same way. Call it the cosmic law of karma!  You actually attract the kind of people in your life that are like you. So, be clear on who you want to be.

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Never settle! You deserve the very best in your life. This has to be one of the best ways to show respect for yourself. Do not settle on less than you deserve. Do not short change yourself. Do not dim your light for others. In this life create your BEST LIFE!

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I am in no way embracing the ideal of a ‘perfect life” or an easy route to what you want. You have to work for it. You may even need to change parts of you that need refinement. I find that God, has clever ways in pointing that out. Do not fear change and learn from your mistakes graciously.

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Lady Etiquette: Respect Yourself If you don’t others wont either. Remember, the world sees what you put out there, so hold yourself to a high standard of grace and elegance. —

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Seek respect, not attention. It lasts longer. — Author Unknown

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My take home is this — YOU deserve all the happiness, fulfillment, beauty, and joy this life has to offer. If you have made mistakes. Let it go. Love yourself. Keep your sights high. Knowing that you are a daughter of the Most High God will fill you with the most self love & respect. You are born from royalty.

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  1. Gisel
    June 8, 2017 / 5:14 am

    This is such a motivational post! It’s definitely a journey, and I’m so glad that your writing about it publicly!

    Gisel |

  2. June 8, 2017 / 5:36 am

    This is such an inspiring post! Thank you for sharing!


  3. June 8, 2017 / 5:41 am

    Awh I love this! Literally just last night I had to be reminded that I am the daughter of the King of Heaven, why am I worried about my day to day?! Thank you for sharing!


  4. Kristie
    June 8, 2017 / 6:37 am

    This post is SO true. It is always a great reminder and something everyone needs to hear. Also, you are rocking that pink!


  5. June 8, 2017 / 1:05 pm

    Wow you are so gorgeous in that outfit, and so inspiring! I love your blog and the positive vibe here, think I found a new fav! I wish you all of life’s blessings!


    Fashion and tRavel

  6. June 8, 2017 / 4:41 pm

    Respecting yourself is so important. this is a great post 🙂 Thanks for your encouraging words!

  7. June 8, 2017 / 5:25 pm

    I love this entire look! So bright and fun! And yes!!! You preach girl! We have to start with loving ourselves 🙂
    Neelofar | The Loveliest Lily

  8. June 8, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    I absolutely love this outfit-Debbie!!! This bright pink color is one of my favorites it always looks great on us brunettes! Thanks for writing such a beautiful and inspiring post! xo, Emily

  9. June 9, 2017 / 8:19 am

    Thank you so much for this. This post was so inspiring!

  10. June 9, 2017 / 10:38 am

    This is a wonderful post! I absolutely agree with all of your points. Without loving and respecting yourself, you can’t really be there in your fullest for other people.

  11. June 9, 2017 / 10:43 am

    Debbie, this is a great post! I love your emphasis on self-love & respect – it really goes a long way. And it helps if you’re dressed as fabulously as you are to feel on top of the world! x Shannon ||

  12. Molly
    June 9, 2017 / 11:35 am

    Iggy never tells a lie! I love this post and this message. Thank you for supporting authenticity!

  13. June 9, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    Love this post. You are always so positive. You have such a talented for helping people see how great they are!

  14. June 9, 2017 / 3:29 pm

    When my clients feel like they could use a little more self-respect I talk to them about always speaking and living the truth. Most of us value living in integrity and feel good when we focus on it.

  15. June 9, 2017 / 5:49 pm

    This post is so inspiring and so true with everything you mentioned. I totally agree with having respect for yourself is important because if you don’t respect yourself then no one else will respect you. You are truly a lovely woman Debbie❤️ Xo

  16. June 10, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    I agree with you, self love is so important! Also, love your style!

  17. June 11, 2017 / 6:06 am

    Great post Debbie—You should be a motivational speaker! Every time I read your posts or talk to you I feel better!

  18. Pentené
    June 11, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    The very truth this post is! Very encouraging and inspiring babe. Everyone needs to know how much valuing themselves matters. Who you allow in is important. Thanks for the reminder. And you look absolutely beautiful.


  19. June 12, 2017 / 12:26 pm

    Debbie, I LOVE this post. It’s so personal and if women could really take hold of messages like these, we could change the world…or at least our attitudes! I love the quote, “seek respect, not attention…” Beautiful. Just like you. Love your heart, girl!

    xx Kristina

  20. June 12, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    Love this post and your positive mantra! “You are born from royalty.” Absolutely! Thanks for bringing such uplifting spirits to my day! And can I just say…you look so fabulous in faux fur!


  21. Liz
    June 13, 2017 / 10:21 am

    You look beautiful and I love this post! This is so inspirational and I love everything you shared because it’s so important!


  22. karissa
    June 14, 2017 / 10:14 pm

    yes! we all deserve love, happiness, contentment, and overall peace! thanks for the reminder!

  23. Jennifer DeMatteo SavvyGreySty
    June 23, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    I just love this post. So many great points and reminders. So well said my friend. You look stunning as always.

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