Practice a little self-love

Practice some radical self-acceptance and start embracing yourself and the struggles you’ve overcome to bring you to this point in your life. Try to view your mistakes and missteps through the lens of someone who cares for you, and try to extend a little of that compassion that they have for you to yourself. Get close to you, and all those ugly bumps, bruises and scrapes that make you the imperfect person that you are today. If you want to get truly close to others, get truly close to yourself first.