Why Self Love Is Important

Self love is something that everybody needs, but many people don鈥檛 have. Depending on our upbringing and life experiences this can affect our self love. I always thought I loved myself, but recently realized I didn鈥檛 love myself as much as I thought I did. After allowing many toxic people in my life and making decisions that were not in my best interest, I realized I had to increase my self love.

What is Self Love

In order to increase self love you must know what self love is. Self love doesn鈥檛 mean you are selfish or self absorbed. Self love is holding your happiness and well being in high regard. It involves being kind to ourselves and setting boundaries in our lives, so not everybody and everything has access to us.

Why Self Love is Important

Self love is important because when there is a lack of self love you are more tolerant of toxic people and toxic behavior from other people and even yourself. Here are some of the benefits of loving yourself.

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聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Having a more positive mindset

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聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 You鈥檒l have more fulfilling relationships with other people

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聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 It will be easier to make better life decisions

Steps to Improve Self Love

I鈥檝e learned over time that in order to fully love yourself it doesn鈥檛 just involve one aspect of your life. It is more of a mind, body and soul transformation.


When I say mind I am referring to our thoughts, our environment and the people in our lives that influence our mood, our mindset and our happiness.


When it comes to body I am talking about your health. Our bodies are a temple, so we should treat it with love and respect. We only have one body, so let鈥檚 show it some love. This involves diet, exercise, pampering ourselves and sexual health.


Last but definitely not least is your relationship with God. This is actually the most important part of self love. We are all children of God, so if you love God you should love yourself because you are from him.聽 During my self love journey I knew that strengthening my relationship with God was the first thing I needed to do. I started by reading the bible and striving to be a better person each day. When you have faith you will notice the mind and body changes talked about earlier will progress a lot quicker. You are not alone in your journey when you have God.

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