Self-love is where you hold high regard for your personal happiness and well-being. It’s something that’s super important in order for one to live a happy life. Yet as important as it is, some people still struggle with self-love with themselves. I myself have spent so many years struggling immensely with self-love for a number of reasons. It led to many tears, a lot of frustration, and an eventual realization that the road to self-love is long and hard. It sure as hell isn’t easy- but it’s definitely worth it.
If you don’t see the value in self-love, then you should. It’s an important part to living a happy life both personally and professionally. Don’t believe me? Here are just three reasons as to why self-love is necessary.
1. Self-love keeps you from comparing yourself to others
I know I’ve discussed how bad it is to compare yourself to others off and on before- but it’s true. Comparing yourself to others– be it online and/or offline- is a toxic habit to get into. It can hurt your self-esteem and make you feel worse about yourself. It’s something that can affect you more than you think.
But with self-love, you’re not going to go around comparing yourself to others. That’s because you’re so happy and content with your life that you don’t even feel the need to compare yourself to others. Self-love also forces you to remember that comparing yourself to others isn’t worth it because you know that appearances can be deceiving. Therefore, comparing yourself to others is a waste of time.
2. Self-love improves your confidence
Did you know that self-love can greatly improve your confidence? As a matter of fact, it can enhance your confidence, making you feel better about yourself. This is yet another reason why self-love is necessary. But what is the connection between self-love and confidence?
When self-love and confidence go hand-in-hand, you’re not going to be hung up on any of your flaws. You’re also very forgiving to yourself if you do make a mistake. Finally, you’re able to trust yourself and aren’t harsh in criticizing yourself whatsoever. All of this is needed in order to live happily because when you have self-love, you’re going to feel more comfortable about yourself as a person.
3. Self-love can benefit your relationships
Self-love is about having a lot of happiness and great well-being. It focuses a lot on yourself, which makes sense. But self-love doesn’t just affect you- it also affects those close to you. This may come as a surprise, but it really shouldn’t.
If you don’t have any self-love for yourself, others around you are most likely to notice this. That can cause you to be taken advantage of, as well as others not treating you with the respect that you rightfully deserve. But if you don’t have self-love, you’ll be able to set appropriate boundaries with others and set expectations as to how you expect to be treated. Having self-love will give you no tolerance for anyone who doesn’t respect you. Plain and simple, self-love is necessary when it comes to wanting people to respect you and treat you right.
These are just a few reasons why self-love is necessary. Are you working on self-love? What tips work best for you? Let me know in the comments below, or message me on social media!