Importance of Self Love
A lot of us have the tendency to stretch ourselves between work, family life and other social obligations. This can become a routine and won’t give us time to take care of ourselves, enjoy some private time and unwind. It’s a good thing to be around family, friends and socialize but it is more important to take care of yourself, take time out so that you can show yourself some love and evaluate your emotional state too. It is time to give yourself the most important gift ever: Self-Love.
Self-love is a powerful force that will positively affect every single aspect of your life. It enables you to make healthy decisions that serve you in the highest good. If you do succeed in getting some personal time, don’t waste it scrolling through your phone or mindlessly watching TV. According to Psychologist Caitlin Killoren, we can always learn to show ourselves more compassion and love, read up books and materials on the subject of self-love and discover creatively new ways to achieve it, in that process you’ll find how to take care of your mental, physical & emotional state.
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation suggests that in order to succeed in your self –love journey, you need to hold yourself in high esteem and choose things that nurture your well-being and serve you well. You also need to do the following;
- Make room for healthy habits
- Treat yourself well
- Take actions based on need rather than want
- Set boundaries in relationships: the relationship you have with yourself sets the tone for the relationships that you have with others. When you treat yourself with love and respect, you give others permission to do the same.
Don’t ever equate self-love with selfishness, it is not true. When you think this way, it becomes hard to take good care of yourself. Delete that limiting belief from your mind. Love brings about more love, so you will be drawn to giving out to others. You have the energy to give and in turn, giving energizes you. No one has a better understanding of your innermost thoughts and needs like you do. Even if you try to share with others how you feel, they may empathize and show compassion, but they’ll never quite experience life the same way you do.
Be your own best friend and not your toughest critic, talk to yourself the way you want to be talked to, treat yourself the way you want to be treated and continue to forgive yourself along the way. Follow us @tempovatenigeria on Instagram and Facebook for more information, subscribe to our YouTube channel @TempovateNigeria.