You owe yourself the love you give so freely to others. Take a moment to reflect on everything at a standstill. Realign yourself to appreciate you, flaws and all.
Forget everything else in the universe and see yourself for the first time, in a long time.
Sometimes we forget to set time aside for ourselves. We worry so much and so consistently over everything else that we sometimes lose ourself amongst it all. It’s important to remember that we come first. Self-love is important. Our mind, body, and health should be appreciated; thus allowing us to give more, see more, and be more. Don’t lose focus on the things that matter most. Cut out the toxic, dead weight. Pay attention to your needs and listen to your body. Rely on what matters. Life, believe it or not, allows us to really see what truly is significant and what isn’t. We may fall privy to rose colored glasses, but the true colors will show. We will learn, grow, and move forward.
You are your own worst enemy and greatest critic. But, what you fail to remember is that you are also your biggest fan. Don’t lose sight in the power that is in your hands. Empower yourself to exude the confidence that you have within. Take risks, chase dreams, and build empires. Whatever you want is yours for the taking, but you need to push yourself to do it. To go that distance. A support system is a great stepping stone, but you need to push the weight yourself. Climb new heights, push your limits, and just believe in yourself. Self-love is a driving force. With it, you’ll go far.
We as humans look to each other for support and inspiration. Inspire others to be their best selves. Better yet, inspire yourself. Find your passion and pursue it whole-heartedly with every ounce of love in your body. Feed the fire. Set a goal and accomplish it. Cross things off your list. Self-love is your foundation and the core of your journey. Utilize it to travel new waters, learn new material, and seek new adventures.
why is self-love so important?
In order to love, you must first love yourself. Self-appreciation goes a long way and once you love yourself in every capacity, everything else will fall into place. I strongly believe that we are all wholes. Whoever said that we are halves finding another to be whole is wrong in my book. We need to stop believing that we are incomplete without a partner. It hurts our self-esteem and lowers our ability to see the beauty in self-love. Without loving ourselves and believing we are already complete, it makes it difficult to chase dreams, to pour love into something other than us. Why? Because we’re so focused on finding ways to fill a void that we have rather than to do something out of love and full of love.
We are essentially in it for ourselves and without a strong foundation, there will always be a feeling of despair or hopelessness. Especially when it comes to a relationship (whether it be friend, partner, or whatever). The other person is not a crutch to hold us together. We should not need to rely and depend on someone else to feel whole. That mentality leads us to think that we are less than what we are when the relationship breaks. Please remember that each person in your life adds value onto what you already have.
Once you are content and happy with yourself, you can move the focus onto other things. If you are not satisfied with where you are, you may think that everything else is the issue which can result in some major damage. I’ve been there and it is not fun cleaning up the mess.
My biggest advice to you is to remember to breathe. Listen to your body and don’t overwork yourself. Always carve out some “me time” to relax and focus on things that make you happy. Don’t chomp off more than you can chew. Take things one at a time so you don’t burn out. Rest is key. Shove away the doubt. Fall? Get right back up. Don’t let others get to you and do not compare your life/progress to anyone else. We are all different and going through different things. Channel your energy into something beneficial, i.e. yoga, meditate, read, etc. Lastly, don’t ever be afraid to ask for help or support. Sometimes things may get too tough for you to handle on your own. It’s important to never bottle things up and feel as though you are alone. You’re not.