Think of someone you deeply admire. Think of the respect you show that person in thoughts, words, and actions. As the loved of Love, you deserve that same level of respect. Talk about yourself - to yourself and others - with respect. Think about yourself with respect. Take respectful actions toward yourself in how you treat your body, how you organize your days, what you demand of yourself. Respect does not have to equal a grim seriousness - we can still be playful and irreverent - but it does require a deep recognition of our dignity and a depth of kindness.
Tarn Wilson is the author of the memoir The Slow Farm and numerous essays. You may read more of her work at tarnwilson.com.