Self-love is not selfish. It is not a luxury or an indulgence. It is not something that we should feel guilty about or ashamed of. Self-love is a fundamental human need, a vital component of our well-being and our ability to thrive.
Yet, so many of us have been taught that self-love is selfish or narcissistic. We have been taught to put the needs of others before our own, to sacrifice our own happiness and well-being for the sake of others. We have been taught that it is our duty to care for others and that caring for ourselves is somehow wrong or immoral.
But the truth is that self-love is the foundation of all love. It is impossible to truly love others if we do not love ourselves first. When we neglect our own needs and feelings, we become resentful, burned out, and unable to give and receive love in a healthy way.
Self-love is not about being perfect or putting ourselves above others. It is about treating ourselves with the same kindness, compassion, and respect that we would give to a loved one. It is about honoring our own needs and feelings, setting healthy boundaries, and making choices that support our well-being and happiness.
When we practice self-love, we become better partners, parents, friends, and community members. We are able to show up more fully and authentically in our relationships and to give and receive love in a way that is healthy and sustainable.
So I urge you to embrace self-love as a fundamental part of your life. Let go of the guilt and shame that may be holding you back, and give yourself permission to prioritize your own well-being and happiness. Remember that self-love is not selfish, it is a vital component of a healthy and fulfilling life. And when you love yourself, you create a ripple effect of love and positivity that can transform your life and the lives of those around you.
How to get started on the journey to Self-Love?
As we already have established that it could be a tough journey, So, don’t ever shy away from asking for help.
And here’s something we can offer to get you started on your self-love journey,
Our Self-Help journal called My Little Book of Affirmations,
The journal will ease the process and help develop the mindset you need to step toward growth and self-love with tried and tested practices and loving affirmations,
This is the one time you invest in yourself, and we’ll make it worth it!