On any given day, your heart may be getting pulled between a lot of different things. If you’re married, your heart belongs to your spouse. And if you have kids, your heart is split equally between all of them as well. Before you know it, you’ve let your love for everyone else put your love for yourself on the back-burner.
I’ll put this simply for you… Loving yourself is the most important thing you can do in your life. It’s time for you to stop putting everyone’s needs before your own and it’s time for you to start loving yourself and allow yourself to actually start living a life you love.
7 Reasons Why You Should Love Yourself First
While there are definitely more than 10 reasons why you should love yourself first, here are the ones that are simple and easy to remember each and every day!
Your mental health matters
If you don’t love yourself, you then run the risk of not liking yourself, either. And when that happens, your mental health will begin to suffer. Stay focused on yourself to keep your mind focused as well.
No one knows you better than yourself
Some people may think that they think they know you the best, but in all reality, they know the version of you that you’ve shown them. Staying true to yourself is fundamental to your overall happiness.
Make yourself happy and have fun
Seriously. If you can’t remember the last time you made yourself happy, it’s been way too long. Do something for yourself, and only for yourself. Let nothing and no one deter you from doing this. This needs to be your number one priority!
You only have one life
YOLO!!! This can be a bit of a downer but it’s 100% truth. Live your best life by loving yourself first. You deserve happiness and you deserve to give that to yourself. Always.
You don’t need to wait for others to love you instead
Did you know that you hold the keys to your own internal happiness? If you’re constantly out there searching for love, you’re only going to find out that it’s a very rocky road. [Been there, done that.] Thinking that the love from someone else will turn your life around is a fairytale dream that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Your happiness makes other people happy
You may not realize it, but each and every day you make an impact on someone that you come into contact with. Maybe it’s a wave or a quick smile, but whatever you do to acknowledge others will make them happy as well. Loving yourself first gives you the fuel to then share your love with others.
Self-destruction is a vicious cycle
Repeat this with me. “You are worth it”.
You are worth every morning sunshine, every breath of fresh air and every smile that comes your way. If you can’t find a way to love yourself, you run the risk of leading a life that you will always want to change.
How will you start loving yourself? What steps will you take every day to do so? Comment below and let me know!