Do you happen to cut down on proper sleeping hours, live on junk food for days, refuse to take a break from work despite being exhausted and so on? Do you realize that not caring about yourself ‘right here right now’ will bring you regrets later on? Read my blog post to see why you should practice self-love with pride!

Self-love is ‘Regard for one’s own well-being and happiness’, as per the Oxford Dictionaries.

I blog about life tips, and self-love is something that I duly practice without any shame at all! I say that because many people (if not everyone) may feel that the terms ‘self-love’ and ‘self-care’ refer to those who are conceited/selfish. Find 8 reasons why you actually should embrace self-love for the better:

1. Not selfish!

There’s a common myth that practicing self-love is self-centered, selfish and egoistic! No, it isn’t. Taking care of oneself is essential for everyone. When you don’t first prioritize your well-being and happiness, you can’t do other important things afterwards.

2. Be yourself

Self-love is natural! Caring for yourself is part of being your true self. You need your identity to achieve what you truly want in life. You can’t live your life trying to be what you aren’t, just to please others.

“Self-love has very little to do with how you feel about your outer self. It’s about accepting all of yourself.” – Tyra Banks

3. Self-esteem

Self-love is closely linked to self-esteem. When you take the time to recognise your best qualities, learn to improve your existing skills and willingly eliminate bad habits (if any), then you harness your self-respect and self-esteem. People are attracted to those who are confident in what they do!

8 reasons to proudly embrace self-love, Tips from Sharvi.
Photo courtesy Canva. 8 reasons to proudly embrace self-love, Tips from Sharvi.

4. Self-care

Self-care is necessary for you to remain in good health, get important things done and also be able to support others close to you. For example, you need proper sleep to remain fresh and alert the next day, go to work and get back home to spend precious time with your family in the evening.

5. Emotional health

When you know your own value, you take the time to harness good emotional health. Sadness, anger or frustration are things that you work on to eliminate (if they do arise). Self-love is part and parcel of your overall wellness and well-being!

“Allowing myself to love God completely has obviously shed light on my self-love because he loves me more than I could ever love myself.” – Angie Stone

6. Healthy relationships

You need to care about yourself first, then you can do the same for others! While self-love isn’t selfish, you, in fact need it to be able to love and respect others. Start with yourself.

7. Productivity

Your performance depends much on how fit you are to do something. With self-love and self-care, you remain in shape to do things properly. Neglecting yourself will make you feel tired and decrease productivity level.

8. Inner peace

With self-love, you know that you’re great the way you naturally are! Although you always make efforts to improve yourself, you know that true happiness comes from within. Find joy in the simple things of life.

Conclusion

Self-love is a must for your holistic betterment. Take care of yourself and you’ll be at your very best in whatever you undertake! Do you have any tips to share? Please do so. Thank you!!

Photo/image courtesy: Canva

Resources:

Definition of self-love

Quote by Tyra banks

Quote by Angie Stone

41 thoughts on “8 reasons to proudly embrace self-love

  1. I didn’t realize how important self love is until I became a mom. That’s when I noticed I need that time for myself and it isn’t selfish because it helps me be a better mother to my boys.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Self-love is definitely something that can get ignored too easily as a mom. It’s so important for you and your kids to take care of yourself.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Taking care of onself is so impotant! I agree with you, but in my life I have to struggle a lot to make others respect the time I take for me! it’s crazy how some people would think they come first always!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. You share some really great and very important tips here. It can be hard to remember to take care of yourself first. Being a parent, I often put the kids first, but when I get stressed I am not as effective as a parent, so I can relate to this a lot.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. HI, Sharvi! Thanks for signing up to follow my blog. I am enjoying my visit to yours. I liked your tips on self-love. Mental health is certainly as important as physical health. Not sure you can have one without the other – for very long anyway. Keep up the good work!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Self-love and self-care are so important – and posts like these are great reminders to stop and think about about it. Regularly taking a minute to stop and check in with yourself are crucial for your own well-being.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Self care, self awareness, self love are all related terms and they begin with reflection. In a busy world, so many people don’t stop long enough to do but it is life saving.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s