It’s possible your early relationships were based on conditional love: From “I love you if,” “I love you but,” or “I love you when,” maybe you learned to believe that you’re somehow not worth loving the way you are now.
Whether your relationships with others encourage continued self-criticism, or you’re afraid to really look inside yourself, transforming judgment into self-compassion can feel like a long, difficult process.
The first step toward self-compassion is tapping into unconditional love inside yourself. Contemplation and meditation can help you discover inner sources of joy and peace. Secondly, learn to extend the compassion you hold out to others inward.
Read the full article here: Self-Compassion: Tips for loving yourself just as you are