Love yourself by slowing down a few moments and visualizing this: what if, no matter what anyone else said or did, you responded with kindness? See it, feel it. If you were kind no matter what, are your fears that some people would walk all over you really justified? Remember, kindness is not synonymous with giving up or giving in. You can stand your ground and be kind at the same time, and in fact achieve far more in doing so. Kindness is not weakness, it is the greatest form of strength. Do your best to try it, and watch the difference it makes.