Robert Morley said, “To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness” nothing could be more true than this line. Learning to respect your own self, appreciating things about yourself, your small achievements and not being too harsh on yourself all the time are some ways to love you
Self love is so important. Because when you’re all alone and it’s 3 in the morning and you’re lying on the floor crying and shaking and wishing it all would end, who’s going to be there for you? You. You have to pick yourself up and find the strength to carry on. At the end of the day, you’re all you’ve got yourself.
It’s only when you love yourself , you will begin to leave everything that unhealthy. This is meant for people, jobs, and your own beliefs and habits – anything that keeps you small. Loving yourself is important, because the only person who can love you unconditionally, accept you with all your flaws and misgivings and forgive you no matter what, is YOU.
Self-love is having compassion for yourself exactly as you are, not giving into your every whim and desire. You have been through some difficult things in life. Instead of beating yourself up, just take a deep breath and say that this is hard, but I’m trying. I am struggling with this and I need help. No “I’m stupid,” or “I’m worthless.” This is what self-compassion is about. A lot of people fear this because they think if they have compassion for themselves, they will never grow and just make endless excuses for themselves. It’s quite the opposite.
The very idea that a person exists in an abusive relationship is not that the person loves the other one but because simply they have no love for their owns self. That is why we need to love ours self first, loving oneself means accepting the way you are loving the flaws you have accepting yourself and improving yourself for better.
In an already harsh world, it is important to be strong and successful but more than, its also important to be there for your own self and the people who love you and you love them back. Your true love for any person will just come when you are able to love yourself truly. So, self love isn’t just an exercise to make yourself happy for some part of day, it’s an attitude for a healthy and satisfactory life.