Self-love is the giving of tender loving care and attention to self. It is the digging to reach the origin of life, the source of power and the might that enables you to do what you do. It is not selfish, mean or narcissistic. It is about protecting yourself from manipulation and wastage of your valued time and energy, after all, life has got no repetition.
It is learning the power to say ‘NO,’ and pursuing the goals that bring joy and happiness to your heart. Building yourself up then you can extend the same to others.
This is the accepting of yourself for who you truly are – a masterpiece. The acknowledgment of your flaws, and remembering that you are still human. This, in turn, opens up the doors to forgiveness and learning to locate the stars even as the storms rage.
Stop wasting your energy comparing yourself or waiting for approval. You need to start appreciating yourself and working with the wonderful assets that you were born with. An individual so spectacular, breathtaking and special.
Oscar Wilde said, “Be yourself, everyone else is taken.”
Why is self-love a must for everyone? Here are four reasons:
- A Sense of Security is Inspired
Loving yourself empowers you to have your own back. You stop looking outward for what you are short off, and you get comfortable in your own skin. Learn to enjoy your now, standing strong, because no external pressures can define you.
Self-love enables you to stand adversity and shields you from the yoke of fear. You are able to have a positive body image, look into the mirror and appreciate your own beauty.
- It Instills Confidence
You need to learn that no one compares to you. And self-love instills a sense of confidence in your own capacities, strength, skills, and wisdom. Confidence is sexy. In fact, it attracts others to you, opening up a world of unlimited possibilities.
Your self-esteem is boosted and this can bring out brilliantly, the beautiful you to the world.
- Self-love Takes Stress and Anxiety Away
When you love yourself, you learn that it is ok not to know everything. That being a perfectionist is not a must have quality and that there is nothing like a superwoman/man after all. Only God is perfect, a human is generally prone to error.
It makes you open to learning from your failures. Learning that it is OK to make a mistake, it is just but a stepping stone to your growth and success.
- Happiness is Established from Self-Love
Being able to live just as an individual is an expertise learned by only by a few. If you can learn this, then happiness becomes your portion. You are able to push yourself harder, enjoying the fruits of your engagements and establishing a world of happiness around.
Happiness ensures you have a healthy mindset and that you get to live a positive life.
Self-love and appreciation are not selfish, uncaring or narcissism. It is not just about the ‘me and what I can do for myself.’ It is an expression of a happy, loving, sharing life; of extending the love to others.
A rose loses nothing by spreading its scent and beauty to the world, but it first blooms from the inside before blossoming up.