In the hustle-bustle of our life, we are always focusing on what we should be doing to satisfy something. We forget that our life is beyond that, and we have one life to live. How many times have we stopped to think about how much we love ourselves and appreciate us enough to keep going. Isn’t that the starting point of all the stress we contain right now? Here, in this article, we are to emphasize the simple idea of “love yourself”. It is because you deserve it, and it will keep you going through your problems.
We always have a common notion that loving ourselves is not an important thing to do. But it is tough than loving other people. Accepting yourself and coming into terms with whatever you find awkward within yourself is not an easy task to do. This process may ask you to change the behavior you have to, and you might feel a bit of a struggle there. Most of us get hurt by other people only because we don’t know our self-worth. Some of us have situations wherein we went back to people who hurt us, asking them to take us back. Where is self-esteem here?
Just Love Yourself
To love yourself, you have to start respecting your self. For once in life, stop thinking about what others might feel and what you could do to make them happy. When you always think of that, you feel free to let go of your dignity and self-respect and do anything for them. We do not argue about the idea of unconditional love. But it is all worth it only when you respect yourself enough and have a positive image of yourself. Unconditional self-acceptance comes before unconditional love towards other people.
With whatever you have read, if you have come to a misinterpretation that accepting yourself and loving yourself means being arrogant and feelingless, you are wrong. The whole process is about knowing that you are a worthy human being, and you are your priority. It is not selfish of you to bother about yourself because to be selfless. You have to be a little selfish. When you keep giving everything to other people, you will fail to understand its value soon, and so will you forget your worth.
You have to accept that you are not perfect and the fact that no one is perfect. In the process, make sure that you do not compare yourself to another person. The entire process will be a failure in that case. We all have our battles to fight it, and we confront our demons daily. You have no idea what the pretty girl in the next door might be potentially facing in her life. Just because she is beautiful and she has a bit of money does not necessarily mean she is happy, and she has everything she needs. We all are humans, and no matter what we have, we will always need something that we do not have. That is not wrong, but make sure to appreciate the little things you do for yourself before you start thinking about pleasing others.