What Is Self-Love?
The true definition straight from the dictionary states that self-love is a regard for one’s own well-being & happiness (considered as a desire rather then narcissistic characteristics).
But in simpler terms self-love is giving yourself the love & attention you deserve rather then give it all to someone else. It is healthier to love yourself first & put yourself first, before you let someone else love you, because if you don’t love yourself, it will be hard for someone else to love you.
Why Is Self-love Important?
Self-love is so important because you do not want to loose yourself in the process of loving someone else more then you love yourself. If you don’t love yourself, you could end up in a very Toxic & unhealthy relationship with others. You can not grow & be the best you can be by being in toxic relationship & being around unhealthy individuals. That is why it is ok to take a step back & take care of you, so you can be the best version of you possible & form Healthy relationships with others.
Loving Yourself After Abuse
Loving yourself after abuse is very crucial to your health & well-being. As a victim of abuse you have to take back what was owed to you by your abuser. And that is love. If you don’t love yourself after abuse, you will leave the door open for others to come in & take advantage of you. When you choose to love yourself again after abuse, you take back control & at that very moment you are saying no more, I deserve better. & That is the first step in loving yourself.
How To Practice Self-Love
- Express your feeling via. Self talk, journal, blog.
- Respect your intuition.
- Be grateful for who you are.
- Be honest with yourself.
- Accept who you are.
- Keep positive thoughts about yourself.
- Eat Healthy.
- Rest when tired.
- Treat yourself (have me time)
- Do what makes you happy
- Surround yourself with Healthy & happy individuals who love & support you.
- Detached from people who are unhealthy for you.
- Keep a list of affirmations.