Updated: Oct 18
Self Love is a concept that has been around for a long time, but it’s still misunderstood by many people. In this post, we’ll go through some of the most common questions about self-love and why it’s important. We’ll also touch on how to practice self-love in your life. Contact Revive Therapeutic Services
People often confuse self-love with selfishness.
Many people confuse self-love with selfishness. Selfishness is about doing whatever you want at the expense of others, and true self-love isn’t about that at all. In fact, it’s quite the opposite—it’s about giving to yourself.
For example, if you’re at a party and there are two pieces of cake left, one for yourself and one for someone else who has been waiting patiently in line for some time before you arrived, then choosing to take both pieces would be considered selfish because by doing so you’re depriving that other person from getting any cake at all. On the other hand, if there were three pieces total but only one piece remaining when it came time for each person to choose their own piece (and no one else was around), then taking both remaining pieces would not be considered selfish because now everyone got something!
Self-love serves as a sort of foundation for our relationships with others.
When you are able to love yourself, it makes you a better person. You will be more likely to respect and appreciate others, because in turn, they will respect and appreciate you. As a result, your relationships with others will improve. This is why self-love serves as a sort of foundation for our relationships with others. The way we treat ourselves sets the stage for how others treat us; when we don’t love ourselves, we tend not to expect other people to do so as well—and that’s when trouble begins! But if we’re confident enough in ourselves and our own happiness (i.e., if we have good self-esteem), then everyone else around us is bound to pick up on that vibe too: “Wow,” they’ll say (or maybe even think). “This person seems really happy! I want what they have.”
Self-love is the opposite of narcissism.
Self-love is not selfish. Self-love is not egocentric or self-absorbed. Self-love is not self-centered, and it most definitely does not mean you are better than other people or deserve more than anyone else does. Rather, when you love yourself fully and completely, you feel whole. When we take care of ourselves, we have more energy to take care of others as well—and that’s what makes us feel good about ourselves: being able to do things for other people because we are happy and relaxed from taking care of ourselves first.
Self-love can be learned, practiced and improved upon.
Have you ever wondered why some people are more confident and attractive than others? It’s because they’ve learned to love themselves. They know their worth, they understand how amazing they are and they make sure to treat themselves accordingly. Self-love is a skill that can be learned, practiced and improved upon just like any other skill. You have to put in the time if you want to get better at it over time; there’s no shortcut or cheat code for this!
The first step toward improving your self-love is learning about what it even means by reading articles like this one (yay!). The second step is practicing your self-love through self-care. Self-care involves putting yourself first in small ways throughout the day such as taking some quiet time after work or treating yourself when you do something nice for someone else (e.g., buying yourself flowers). These small acts of kindness will make a big difference overall because they teach us how important we are in our lives — and most importantly, that we deserve all of these nice things from ourselves too!
Self-love is the key to success. You can’t love others until you love yourself first.
How can you expect to be able to give love, if you don’t have it for yourself? How can you expect to be able to attract positive relationships, if your relationship with yourself is negative? As the foundation of all our relationships and interactions with others, self-love is a necessity in order for us to reach our full potential.
Unfortunately, many people tend to view self-love as an act of narcissism or selfishness. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth!
The opposite of narcissism is empathic warmth–the ability to feel compassion towards other people–and it’s what makes us human beings capable of caring about each other rather than simply seeking out superficial rewards like prestige or fame. Self-love enables us not only with the ability but also with a desire to see ourselves as valuable members of society who deserve happiness and respect; without this sense of self-worth that comes from loving ourselves first thing will be impossible!
I hope this article has given you a better understanding of what self-love means and how it can improve your life. I encourage you to take some time today to look at yourself in the mirror and remind yourself why it is important to love yourself. Know that it is never too late to get help! Book your session with of the members in our care team today.