In this present scenario of hectic schedules and long hours of work , we forget to do self care and self-love. And hence, there is a need to understand why self-love is important?
People are performing just a routine instead of living the life. Our life is just monotonous and leading us towards stress and anxiety.
We all desire real happiness for us and for our loved ones, but we misunderstood the happiness with leisurely lives. The most important thing to have that happiness in our life is Self-love.
What is Self-love ?
Self-Love holds different ideas for different people.
Self-Love means having a high self-esteem and regard for yourself over others. Once you embrace your qualities and know your worth, it is easy to have a better living standards and principles.
Self-Love is the root of all happiness and love that one desires in his life. We want to spread happiness out there, but without realizing self-love, we can’t do so.
Let’s say we want to do charity with empty pockets, but how dumb is that. This is exactly like spreading love and happiness without being happy and loved.
To be happy in and out and to spread love, we have to practice self-love.
Steve Jobs said, “Your time is limited, so don’t waste in living someone else’s life.”
Why Self-Love is so important?
Here are some point that tells why self-love is so important:
- Gives strength: Self-Love gives you strength to bring the best in you because self-love help you to know yourself better.
When you know your strength and weakness, you know what is right for you.
- Right decision: When you know the real you, it leads you to take the right decisions for the betterment of yourself.
Self- Love makes you realize the true you. Sometimes we take certain decisions in the heat of the moment and regret later. And, this can be avoided only if you know yourself.
- Optimism: Self-Love takes you to optimism from pessimistic view of yours.
When you start realizing your value, you start finding opportunities even in difficult phase. Because, now, you know your strengths and weakness.
Self-Love helps you to have a healthy lifestyle and ignites the spark that you lost in the journey of life due to some reasons or the priorities you set in your life.
If you are not on your priority list, who else’s on you think you will be.
How To Self-Love?
People find it difficult to practice self-love. But you can learn how to self-love by employing these simple ways:
- Give yourself time:
Maybe you are too busy nowadays, but at least you can steal an hour for yourself to realize who you really are?
In this hour you can give a thought to where your life is heading. If you know you are on the right track, you can give that an hour to pamper yourself.
Like you can give that an hour to your hobbies which are the best way to release stress. If you are interested in fitness, you can go for yoga or gym. Meditation for self-love is the best way to relax and also great for a healthy life style.
M. Scott Peck said, “Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”
- Go Out:
Firstly don’t plan.
Sometimes best holidays or trips are unplanned or the random ones. You can go out with your family and friends in a month or two. This is the best way to capture the fun moments with your loved ones.
After all what bring real happiness in your life are the moments with your loved ones or the right aura. These holidays are like rainbows, that everyone loves to capture.
- Forgive yourself:
Learn to forgive yourself. You can’t realize self-love having guilt back in your mind.
We are human not God so we can make mistakes. It’s our nature we learn from our mistakes. Therefore we should forgive our self by taking lessons from the mistakes we did in past and try not to repeat in future.
Don’t be too harsh to yourself, sometimes it is better to let go off things. Living with guilt only brings negativity to your life which lead to toxic aura around us.
Will Rogers said, “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.”
Learn to handle criticism. When you know your worth, you start realizing that critic is the best way to be the best version of yourself.
To know your flaws you need the criticism and self-love teaches you to handle it in right manner.
Bill Gates said, “Life is not fair, get used to it.”
- Revive memories:
Self-Love means realizing the real you. And the best way to do so is to revive old memories.
Try some games that you use to play back in past, at first that may seem foolish to you because you thought that you are too old for it. But later on, that is only going to bring a sweet smile and happiness on your face.
Also, it will leave you with so much beautiful memories.
Praise yourself for the little things in day to day life. It increases your self- confidence and triggers self-motivation in you.
Self-Love teaches you the real meaning of life. When you start loving yourself, you come out of the very idea of living your life according to others.
It is a way that tells us that happiness is inside us. We don’t need to find it in anyone else. It makes us to value our self and let go the inferiority complex that some of us have hidden somewhere deep down in our heart.
This is your life don’t portray someone else. Define yourself that’s why life is given to you not to someone else.
And this is the only reason one should know the worth of Self-Love.
Love or being loved is our birth right. Open up yourself to give and accept love. The more you share vibes of love more you nourish. Just like nature nourishes each one of us without difference, so we can also do.
Practice Self Love and see how beautiful and happier your life is going to be.