Valentine’s Day is upon us and thoughts turn to love and especially the love of and for our partner. However, I want to talk about a more important kind of love – Self-Love. Appreciating who we are and loving the person we are.
Just over a year ago I wrote a post ‘How Learning to Love Yourself Will Make you A Better Person.’ I discussed how most women find it difficult to love themselves and also outlined 6 ways we could start learning to love ourselves. I would love you to read this so just click here.
i was also reminded again of why we should love ourselves with a quote I read recently in a novel by Cathy Kelly, ‘Once in a Lifetime’.
Why you should love yourself first
We spend most of our life being told to love others and put ourselves a very long last in the order of life. However, loving ourselves makes us more confident and happier.
I know it feels strange to talk about loving ourselves. Sometimes we feel it is a form of vanity and we certainly don’t enjoy giving ourselves compliments or appreciating both our physical and spiritual beauty. That means also learning to accept compliments from others graciously.
Being a Body Image Movement Global Ambassador I constantly see women who degrade their physical appearance and lack any form of self-worth.
On this Valentine’s Day why not think about how you can show yourself some love, kindness and appreciation for the fabulous woman you are.