Do You Know The Importance Of Self-Love?

This past week, I took time off to focus on myself. A lot has happened in my life in a short space of time. However, motherhood, work, and blogging have made it so difficult for me to take time off to fully understand all these significant changes in my life. Do you know when you let life happen and just watch everything from a distance? It’s easy to lose yourself in the chaos. It’s even easier to let the magic pass you by when you’re like this. The thing about life is that it gives you everything that you need to come out better at the same time. 

Sometimes, the things that you need to become the best version of yourself aren’t entirely simple. They come in waves of different things. It’s loss, it’s heartache, it’s rock bottom, and seldom it’s someone loving you unexpectedly. These can even happen at the same time. But you can lose the intention of life’s expectations of you during these moments. It’s often difficult to show up for yourself when you’re distracted by the rocky moments that happen simultaneously. 

The Fundamentals of Self-Love

So, what do you do when you can feel that life is demanding your audience? You unplug and give your life the attention that it needs, of course. This is why you should know the importance of self-love and why it should be a priority in your life. It’s easy for you to be kind to other people and treat them with care when they’re in distress. Yet, you don’t do the same for yourself. But, you should. You should take time off when you need to. Or take yourself out on a date. For instance, I recently lived my writer’s dream solo lunch date. For the first time in 2.5 years (if you count the 10 months that she was cooking in my tummy), I was away from my daughter. It was nerve-wracking at first. Not knowing how to fill up the endless “mommy this, mommy that” moments had me in an anxious mood. I had a 2-hour spa session that ended with lunch at Seattle Coffee. Listening to the hustle and bustle around me was blissful. I had my friends virtually holding my hand through it all. In the end, I managed to enjoy time alone without worrying too much about how to extend myself. So, I figured that this week I should write about self-love and how it can benefit you. 

The Benefits of Self-Love

The fact of the matter is that self-love is one of the important foundations of love in your life. You can’t learn to love others healthily if you can’t do the same for yourself. Moreover, relying on others to love you can be detrimental to you. It teaches you that you’re not enough for yourself. Which can lead you to feel like you’re not worthy of love when they stop giving it to you. We all need to learn self-love. Most importantly, we all need to teach our children how they should love themselves. This is how we can raise children who are better than us. 

According to research, this is how teaching yourself the fundamentals of self-love can benefit you. 

  • It helps you to project the kind of love that you should receive from all of your relationships. 
  • It enables you to love the people in your life in a better way. 
  • You remove the fear of being rejected by people. This means that you reduce your anxiety and stress levels. 
  • You glow differently when you’re intentional about loving yourself. You boost your attractiveness by a margin. 
  • Your trail of self-love is followed by intense self-growth. You should feel content and enlightened. 

Practising self-love is no easy feat. It requires accountability, consistency, and a willingness to learn and unlearn. But the first thing that you should consider is positively affirming yourself in every way that you can. It’s important to declutter negative thoughts as much as possible. And it’s also essential for you to realise when it’s time to unplug from the world so that you can fill up from a place that doesn’t leave you feeling less than anything. 

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