Do you love yourself? Are you finding a hard time loving yourself?
Self-love is a combination of self-acceptance, self-awareness, kindness, and respect for ourselves. Some people find that they’re the hardest person to love in their lives.
We know everything we’ve done, good or bad, so it makes sense that we would judge ourselves more harshly than anyone else will.
In any case, is it so difficult to love ourselves?
Nobody’s going to adore you on the off chance that you don’t love yourself, so figuring out how to love yourself is basic.
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Loving yourself is important
Self-love is one of the best gits you can give yourself. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.
Being in love with yourself provides you with self-confidence, self-worth, and helps you feel positive. You may also find that it’s easier for you to fall in love once you’ve learned to love yourself first.
If you can learn to love yourself, you’ll be much happier and will learn how to best take care of yourself. Some people equate self-love with selfishness. But that’s not true.
When you’re truly in love with yourself and happy, you should stop comparing yourself to others so much and should find yourself more confident, not worrying as much about what others think.
When you think this way, it becomes hard to take good care of yourself. Delete that limiting belief from your mind. It feels natural to take good care of your body, mind, and soul.
Love begets love so you’re drawn to give to others. You’ve got the energy to give and in turn, giving energizes you. Everyone benefits.
In psychology, the term self-esteem is used to describe a person’s overall sense of self-worth. In other words, how much you appreciate and love yourself. It involves a variety of beliefs about yourself, such as the appraisal of your appearance, beliefs, emotions, and behaviors.
Low self-esteem is a behavior that creates emotional challenges Go through each question and answer it according to how you truly feel.
PS: This won’t give you an accurate result or diagnosis but it’ll help you decide the next step. Consult a professional for accurate results.
Benefits of self-love
Self-love can make a positive change in your life. Learn what self-love is and how you can benefit from practicing it every day.
- More tolerance of your flaws and weaknesses
- Improved work-life
- More self-confidence
- More authentic connections with people
- More self-forgiveness
- Enhanced joy and gratitude for life
- Healthier mindset
- Increased playfulness, creativity, and spontaneity
- Improved ability to discover and fulfill your destiny
- More self-trust
- Increased love, acceptance, and compassion for yourself
- Healthier and wiser choices
- Increased love, acceptance, and compassion for others
- Increased access to new opportunities
- Improved relationships
- Improved mental health
- Improved friendships
- Deeper access to one’s soul and spiritual path
It isn’t hard to love ourselves
Why is it hard to love ourselves? The short answer is that we were raised in a society that didn’t teach us about self-love. And, as we grew up, we didn’t explore the subject. Not even a bit!
Throughout our early lives, we were taught how to read, write, calculate, build, theorize, study, and analyze life.
We were taught about moral science, civility, about what was acceptable and unacceptable to others and society at large but most of us failed to be educated in self-love.
The result of not being taught self-love in childhood and adopting the socially acceptable guise of being a martyr is depression, bitterness, anxiety, resentment, and fragile self-esteem.
The science of self-love
Learn what self-love is and how you can benefit from practicing it every day. Numerous scientific studies have shown that learning how to love ourselves is beneficial.
Some reasons to love yourself:
- Key to living a happier life
- Results in making better health decisions
- Results in less anxiety and depression
- Reduces the stress that leads to procrastination
- Helps you reach your goal
- Supports you through adversity
Contrary to popular belief, learning how to love yourself isn’t new age jargon — it’s one of the smartest decisions you can make in your life.
Self-help and online course
While a lot of material is already available n the internet, I’ve made a dedicated online course. It has a lot more than this blog post including 15 ways to love yourself.
Self-love is important to living well. It influences who you pick for a companion, the image you project at work, and how you cope with the problems in your life. It’s so important to your welfare.
Indeed, you can only love a person as much as you love yourself. Self-love is also directly related to mental wellness and positive psychology.
The more you love yourself, the better prepared you’re for a life of happiness and fulfillment. Even more, you’ll start to attract people and circumstances to you that support your well-being.