As stated by the article intitled, ‘Self-Love and What It Means,’ “Self-love is a state of appreciation for oneself that grows from actions that support our physical, psychological and spiritual growth. Self-love means having a high regard for your own well-being and happiness. Self-love means taking care of your own needs and not sacrificing your well-being to please others. Self-love means not settling for less than you deserve.” The purpose of this paper is to explain the importance of self-love and in romantic relationships, especially the positive and negative impacts it has. The importance of self-love first comes from within, which focuses on the areas of things such as moving away from perfectionism, self-compassion, learning to listen to yourself, doing yoga and meditation, and many more.
Practice self-love by becoming mindful. People who have more self-love tend to know what they think, feel, and want. Another action is taking actions based on need rather than want. By staying focused on what one needs, it can help turn away from automatic behavior patterns that get one into trouble, keep one stuck in the past, and lessen self-love. One also needs to act on practicing good self-care. One can love their self more when they take better care of their basic needs. People high in self-love nourish themselves daily through healthy activities, like sound nutrition, exercise, proper sleep, intimacy, and healthy social interactions. Lastly, there is making room for healthy habits. One should start truly caring for their self by mirroring that in what they eat, how they exercise, and what they spend time doing. Do stuff, not to “get it done” or because one “have to,” but because one care about their self. Self-love plays a pretty big role in one’s relationships with others. When one shifts their mindset to view their relationship with their self just like any other relationship, they desire with someone else, their relationship will thrive. Do not forget that the relationship one has with their self is the one relationship that one knows for sure they are going to have for the rest of life, so why not make it the best relationship?
Presentation: Importance of Self-Love