Love, a language everyone understands.
Often, giving everything to a person (be it a personal relationship, family or friends) or to something is perceived as a form of love. However, this it is not the case because you end up being empty and has nothing left for yourself.
This does not have to happen, but you may wonder how will you avoid being consumed by love? Loving yourself more and the following insights will give you another shade and meaning of love.
- Self-love is the highest form of self-respect.
If you love yourself enough, you respect yourself to leave things that are not meant for you and gracefully let go of the people who do not see your value. You deserve the same level of love and respect you gave to others, so do it to yourself first.
- When you love yourself, you can offer more love for others.
Take care of yourself. Take care of your body. Value your health. You can only extend love to others if you know and understand what to give them. For example, how can you provide love and care when you are the one needing it? If you cannot work, how can you support your love ones?
- Only you can love you without question.
No one else would be as fierce or as loyal in loving you but yourself. Be true. Accept your flaws and your imperfection. Do not hide your scars. Show them off with unquestionable acceptance and strength because it makes you more unique.
- You are resilient, strong and damn capable of kicking butts.
What’s not to love? But once again, it starts with you. Imagine how you deal with dramas in life and how impeccably imperfect you remain, yet, you never lose touch with yourself or with reality. How can you not love you?
- Your kind of love reserved for yourself is the greatest of all.
There is no question about this. It cannot be measured, and it is the reason you can overcome many challenges—because you love, respect and believe in yourself. You can do anything. It must be why it’s hard to do and why you offer everything you got to someone else because you forget how great self-love is. It is time to remember. You owe yourself that much.
There are some of the reasons why you have to start loving yourself. The list is endless, and you have to begin acknowledging your worth by knowing what you deserve and not settling for anything less.
Wait, do I need to cite more reasons? How about you? What is your reason for loving yourself more?