A big part of self-love is protecting your energy. Protecting your energy means keeping yourself in a healthy environment physically, mentally and emotionally. You need a healthy environment in order to grow. When we become depleted in any of these areas, our productivity also suffers. You must learn what to give your energy to and when to save it for yourself. Stop over-extending yourself and spreading yourself thin trying to make sure everyone else is ok. Take care of yourself first, you can’t pour from an empty cup. Remember that No is a complete sentence!