Why is ‘Self Love’ important
Why is ‘Self Love’ important:- How often have you told yourself that you love yourself? Have you ever sat down and counted the things you are thankful for the things you have, the things you love about your body, about your personality- anything. Have you?
Difference between Narcissism, Self Love and Selfishness
The answer would most probably No. The sad part is that we have been living such a life that we often forget to indulge in self-love. Here, one needs to understand the difference between narcissism, self-love, and selfishness. Narcissism is “excessive love for oneself”; it is an unhealthy amount of love that impacts other areas of life, such as emotional, occupational, social etc.
Selfishness is having regard just for oneself and putting others down. However, self-love is different because in that you indulge in giving yourself the importance and love you deserve. It is the first step towards being healthy and having higher self- esteem.
The act of self-love ensures that your confidence remains strong. It also helps you accept who you are and not be affected by what the society says. In today’s world where society plays such a huge part in our life, it is important to understand the various invisible forces that shape what we think of ourselves. Be it the media, the societal norms, the unspoken and unrealistic expectations- all influence our self- esteem.
Self-love and criticism
Loving yourself will also lead you to criticize yourself less and blame yourself for things around you. The most important thing that this small act will do is that it will change the world around you and how you view it. It will keep you happier and improve social relations.
More positive feelings will also enhance the way you look and feel. Accepting the imperfections and flaunting them is something we all should learn. Walking with your head held high despite the circumstances is what changes things and helps us get through life.