We're all familiar with the Golden Rule - "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. It's a great rule.
I had an insight recently I am going to refer to as the Rhodium Rule (Rhodium being more valuable than gold).
How about, "do unto yourself as you would have others do unto you"?
Don't talk to yourself in ways that would make you punch somebody else. Don't relate to yourself in ways that wouldn't be acceptable from others. Keep your commitments to yourself. Treat yourself with the respect, love, and compassion that you would want from others.
I'm sure you've heard the old expression that you have to love yourself first before you can love others. It's true.
But a lot of people have trouble with self-love. It's simply not enough to say, "just love yourself."
Cultivating self love
Cultivating self-love starts with self-compassion. Be nice to yourself. Take it easy on yourself.
This is where the Rhodium Rule comes into play.
Keep an eye on how you're treating yourself, and don't accept treating yourself in a way that you wouldn't from others.
It's a start, right?