In this very shitty world that we live in, people often forget about themselves. We all love someone or something but what about ourselves? It’s not really the first thing that pops up in your head right? People are quick to say that self-love is selfish or self-absorbed. But I don’t agree. I think people forget that you can love yourself and everyone and everything around you as well.
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I am in my twenties and I am still on the journey to self-love. It’s not something everyone gets the chance to be born with. I’ve struggled long enough with self-love and I am happy to say that I am finally making progress on my journey, with the help of therapy.
Self love: Find Out Why Loving Yourself Is So Important
In my opinion, there’s enough love to go around for everyone so I don’t believe self-love is selfish. Loving yourself simply means becoming comfortable with who you are and accepting it. It can really improve your quality of life. It can make you feel happier, it can encourage you to reach your goals, it can lead you through adversity, etc. All of those great things can happen if you practice self-love.
Deepen the connection with yourself through self-love and watch how secure you begin to feel as a person. This will help develop a stronger relationship that you need with yourself.
Everyone wants to feel genuinely happy right? Just try loving yourself. Cut yourself some slack and stop comparing yourself to so much.. and just love yourself. Love who you are and what you are becoming. Love the person you are today, especially if you came a long way. If you know what I mean.
It’s important to love yourself! Remember that!
Self-love is one of the several things that should be practiced while trying to maintain our mental health. It isn’t easy and it can’t be done overnight. Don’t let that discourage you though. You just have to take it one day at a time right? Continue aiming for mental wellness because you will get there. So why exactly does self-love matter? It helps us grow, evolve, and expand who we are. It allows us to be assertive, set boundaries, and create healthy relationships with others. You know what they say…self-love is the root of all love. And that’s correct. You have to love yourself first before you can love anyone else. So practice a little self-love each day by doing a few of these:
- meet your own needs
- value your feelings
- prioritize your health and well-being
- don’t beat yourself up
- accept your imperfections
- letting go of grudges or anger that holds you back
- recognize your strengths
- – Make a date with yourself. Spend an hour alone doing something that nourishes you.
- – Take a class for fun.
- – Journal.
- – Praise yourself when you do something great.
- – Learn something new.
- – Meditate.
- – Long bath or shower.
- – Eat something you really enjoy.
- – Light a scented candle.
- – Spend time with real friends and other people that lift you up.
- – Play with your pet.
- – Go for a walk.
- – Essential oils.
- – Get a massage.
Self-care can produce positive feelings which can improve confidence and self-esteem. And we all know, it is very important to love yourself. Even if you are in the process of learning how to, every little bit counts. I am so very thankful that I am getting close to FULLY loving myself now because the feeling is quite rewarding.
And being honest, keep your REAL friends close to you and only them. I’m not talking about the ones you associate with but are aware that they are kind of shady. I’m talking about the ones who make you laugh until you cry and are always there for you even when you don’t ask them to be. The friends who check up on you to make sure you are doing okay. The point I am trying to make is, any type of negativity you can physically keep away from you, please do so. It will only benefit you.
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