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  • Shreya Shukla
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    Self-love is the love of self and is conceptualised as both basic human necessity and moral flaw, selfishness. Every thought, thing, moral values have two sides. Favourable as well as unfavourable for us. When we talk about self-love some regard it as important while some as being selfish but in reality, both have their different definitions.
    Being selfish is being ungrateful to our society, nature, friends and family. On the other hand, self-love lets us understand what others feel like when we say or behave rudely, it helps in empathizing. If we cannot love and accept ourselves then how we will be able to accept people who are out there. It all starts within. If you know what it feels like to care then only you can pass it on in this world. Everyone is craving for a little love and care but no one gets it because we all are hustling inside and cannot absorb ourselves as we are, unable to love ourselves and we know when we are scarce something we can not share it with others. We have to free ourselves and this is possible only through this positive and pure energy that frees us from everything that makes us remorseful, disappointed.
    Love is life, according to me nothing remains infinite but this beautiful energy stays wherever we share it. So start trusting yourselves, loving yourself because it will make you happier and you’ll be selfless and not selfish. You’ll be seeing a change by being human from human being.

    Samriti Sharma
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    It can be said that Self love today has become a basic necessity as well as a moral flaw. Self love as the name itself suggests is a process of accepting oneself with all the flaws, it is the form of love which we don’t expect from any other person outside but ourselves. To love oneself means to be grateful, comfortable, satisfied with all that they have be it physically or mentally.
    Self love is the key to independence from the toxic, depression and anxious environment that we today are trapped in. To say the least self love is the need of the hour for every women who end up comparing their lives to others, worry too much as to how the world perceives them, prioritise outward appearance, are still holding on to their fears, running low on self confidence and prioritising people.
    It is self love that teaches us to be confident about who we are and being proud of the same. It helps in shaping the overall personality of a person. Self love is all about being selfless and not selfish. Self love helps you to trust yourself and be yourself. Accepting your flaws is self love and self love is the only way for personal growth hence, it can be said here that yes self love indeed is important for us.

    Afshan Iqbal
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    What is self-love? Self-love is a state of appreciation for oneself that grows from actions that support our physical, psychological and spiritual growth. Self-love means having a high regard for your own well-being and happiness. Self-love means taking care of your own needs and not sacrificing your well-being to please others. Self-love means not settling for less than you deserve.
    Self-love doesn’t mean you think you’re the best and nobody can be better than you. Self-love means you’re the best in your own way. My definition of self-love isn’t supposed to be the same for others. We all have different ways of taking care of our well-being. I always believed that we need to know how to love ourselves in order to love others selflessly. You don’t need to love yourself in a way that makes you selfish. There’s a very thin line between self-love and being selfish. Never believe that being selfish is self-love. Self-love is when a person gives time to himself. When a person listens to his/her body. Self-love means accepting yourself as you are in this very moment for everything that you are. Self-love means learning from your mistakes and growing from your failures. Self-love means what you need rather than focusing on the world to tell your needs. Love yourself with all your flaws and the way you are. Self-love is when you don’t change yourself for people.
    “When I say ‘embrace your weirdness’, it means embracing the things you don’t like about yourself. For a time, to me, that was almost everything. But I’ve learned to embrace all the things I find about myself if they’re good and even if they’re bad. After all, I fall in love with someone because of their flaws. And I’ve learned to love myself because of my flaws, too.”
    — Cara Delevingne to Elle

    Aditi Sahu
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    Self-love is absolute love for oneself, it doesn’t necessarily mean vanity or pride but it means the room to allow yourself to have utmost love and respect for yourself regardless of how you might act sometimes. In today’s world, people are bound to make mistakes and be wrong sometimes, but that doesn’t mean that they should spend their whole time feeling guilty for their actions. Of course, loving oneself for who they are does not in any way mean that we shouldn’t try to better ourselves. We are human beings, we are bound to make mistakes and we are supposed to learn from them, what shouldn’t stop though is our ability to recognise that our day-to-day actions do not fully make us, we are a lot more deep down, we deserve love no matter what. And that is what self-love is.

    Today’s youth, especially teenagers, have grown in a toxic environment which has led them to either hate themselves or despise themselves for they are, but that is not the way to do. Self-love doesn’t mean long bubble baths or spa sessions, it means the confidence in yourself that you are the best version of yourself right now, and you have the ability to do even better; it’s the self-confidence that makes you believe that you can do anything and everything but that you still need breaks sometimes; and it’s completely okay to take a break when you need it. So yes, self-love is very necessary for us.

    Neha Potdar
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    Yes, self-love is crucial for our general health and personal development. It includes accepting who we are, appreciating who we are, and fostering a healthy relationship with oneself. While it may be tempting to put others’ needs before your own or to concentrate only on helping others, doing so can be harmful to your mental, emotional, and even physical health.

    We have a deeper comprehension and acceptance of our virtues and flaws when we practise self-love. We may set reasonable objectives, make healthy decisions, and follow avenues that are consistent with our true selves when we have self-awareness. By developing self-compassion, we discover how to be kind and forgiving to ourselves, accepting our flaws and recognising our accomplishments.
    Additionally, self-love is essential for promoting resilience. Having a solid foundation of self-love can give you the resiliency and inspiration you need to overcome obstacles, overcome failures, and grow stronger. As a result, we are better able to set boundaries, give our needs top priority, and make decisions that are consistent with our beliefs and objectives.

    Additionally, self-love strengthens our connections with other people. We are more able to create and preserve lasting connections when we have a positive relationship with ourselves. We can give others real love, support, and understanding by taking care of our own well-being.
    While self-love is essential, it’s crucial to remember that it’s not the same as being egotistical or narcissistic. To develop a healthy sense of self-worth and care, as well as the understanding that we are worthy of love and happiness just like everyone else, is to practise self-love. It entails developing a constructive internal conversation, engaging in self-care rituals, and doing things that make us happy and fulfilled.

    In conclusion, self-love is essential for us because it gives us the ability to live genuinely, make decisions that are consistent with our values, develop resilience, and create deep relationships with others. We go on a path of self-discovery, acceptance, and personal progress by cultivating self-love, which can have a positive effect on many facets of our lives.

    Raisha Vijray
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    SELF-LOVE IS NECESSARY FOR US. Whenever we try to understand this statement, we observe that self-love is something that is necessary for each and everybody. Self-love is mandatory in order to understand a person’s own value so that no other person could criticise their values. A person will only respect you if you respect yourself in all aspects. Nobody is perfect within themselves and everybody has different kinds of flaws but it doesn’t really mean that you’ll start criticising yourself for the same or start feeling insecure about yourself. It is important to accept yourself the way you are and then try to love yourself as much as possible. It’s important to accept all your flaws and insecurities and accept yourself completely in front of the world. This will help you gain confidence within yourself and will make people realise how confident you are. Then this confidence will eventually help you get attention from people because they’ll understand that how perfectly you accept yourself. A person who is confident is always liked by the world and is seemed to be perfect within themselves. You can never expect anybody to love you unless you love yourself. They should know that there are so many things that people can adore about you. Thus, there are certain things that even you may not be knowing and which has to be known in order to present yourself beautifully and confidently in front of others. Unless and until you’re not knowing yourself, nobody else could know you properly, thus, your self-love will help people know beautiful you can be inside out if they ever come to know you better. You should always be the first priority in your life and should never try to degrade yourself because of the opinions of a random person. Therefore, self-love is extremely necessary for us.

    Kd singh
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    Self-love is a concept that emphasizes the importance of caring for oneself both mentally and emotionally. It involves developing a positive relationship with oneself, accepting and embracing one’s strengths and weaknesses, and prioritizing personal well-being. In this article, we will explore the reasons why self-love is necessary for us and how it contributes to leading a fulfilling and balanced life.

    Self-Respect and Boundaries:
    Self-love lays the foundation for self-respect and the establishment of healthy boundaries. When we love ourselves, we recognize our inherent worth and value, and we set boundaries that protect our physical, emotional, and mental well-being. This enables us to maintain healthy relationships and avoid being taken advantage of or mistreated by others.

    Increased Emotional Resilience:
    Self-love fosters emotional resilience, which is the ability to bounce back from setbacks and navigate challenges with greater ease. By practicing self-compassion and understanding, we develop the capacity to face difficulties without excessively criticizing or blaming ourselves. This resilience helps us maintain a positive outlook and bounce back from failures, leading to personal growth and overall well-being.

    Improved Mental Health:
    Self-love plays a crucial role in maintaining good mental health. When we practice self-love, we prioritize self-care activities that nourish our minds, such as engaging in hobbies, pursuing passions, practicing mindfulness, and seeking therapy or counseling when needed. These actions contribute to reduced stress levels, increased self-awareness, and improved overall mental well-being.

    Enhanced Self-Esteem and Confidence:
    Self-love is closely linked to self-esteem and confidence. By acknowledging our strengths, celebrating our achievements, and practicing self-acceptance, we develop a positive self-image. This, in turn, boosts our self-esteem and confidence, enabling us to pursue our goals, take risks, and face challenges with a sense of self-assuredness.

    Healthy Relationships:
    Self-love is vital for establishing and maintaining healthy relationships. When we love ourselves, we attract and foster relationships that are based on mutual respect, trust, and support. By valuing our own well-being, we can set healthy boundaries, communicate effectively, and engage in relationships that uplift and nourish us emotionally.

    Empowerment and Personal Growth:
    Self-love empowers us to take control of our lives and make choices that align with our values and desires. By nurturing self-love, we develop a sense of agency, enabling us to set and achieve meaningful goals. It also encourages continuous personal growth and development as we seek opportunities to expand our knowledge, skills, and experiences.

    Conclusion:
    Self-love is an essential aspect of our overall well-being. By cultivating self-respect, emotional resilience, good mental health, self-esteem, and healthy relationships, we can lead a more fulfilling and balanced life. Through self-love, we embrace our worth, nurture our minds and bodies, and empower ourselves to create a life that aligns with our true selves. Prioritizing self-love is not selfish; it is an act of self-care that enables us to thrive and positively impact those around us

    “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.” – Lucille Ball

    Archana A S
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    With the world demanding perfection and placing a great deal of pressure on individuals, self-love has gained significant attention in recent years. Achieving personal well-being and happiness begins with self-love. It is not just a buzzword or a fad; it is a core value. It is not only desirable but also necessary for the fulfillment of one’s life to love and accept oneself unconditionally.

    Self-love is the first step towards developing a healthy relationship with ourselves. It involves treating ourselves with kindness, compassion, and respect, just as we would treat a dear friend. By acknowledging our worth and embracing our imperfections, we foster a positive self-image that boosts our confidence and self-esteem. This, in turn, empowers us to pursue our dreams, take risks, and reach our full potential.

    Moreover, self-love serves as a protective shield against negative external influences. The more we love ourselves, the less we need other people’s validation for our existence. Because we live authentically and according to our values, we are less affected by the opinions and judgments of society. This freedom from seeking external approval liberates us from the burden of comparison and enables us to embrace our uniqueness.

    Moreover, self-love is intimately connected to our mental and emotional well-being. It involves prioritizing self-care, setting healthy boundaries, and practicing self-compassion. By investing in our physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, we cultivate a sense of balance and inner harmony. Self-love encourages us to listen to our bodies, take breaks when needed, and engage in activities that bring us joy and fulfillment. It is through this self-nurturing process that we build resilience and develop a strong foundation for mental and emotional well-being.

    In conclusion, self-love is not just a luxury; it is an essential component of our overall well-being. It allows us to embrace our true selves, shield ourselves from negativity, and prioritize our mental and emotional health. Self-love is a lifelong journey that requires practice, patience, and forgiveness. By cultivating self-love, we unlock the door to a more meaningful and fulfilling life—one that is characterized by authenticity, resilience, and inner peace. So, let us embrace the transformative power of self-love and embark on a journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance.

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