5 Reasons to Love Yourself First – #BehindTheBlogger

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5 Reasons to Love Yourself First

Love Yourself First

One of the hardest lessons that I have learned over the years is how to Love Yourself First.  I will be honest and admit that it is easier said than done. I struggle with this weekly, if not daily, and often have to remind myself why it is okay to love yourself first. I know that I am not alone in this struggle. Many women (and men) worry that if they put themselves first others will consider them selfish. However, loving yourself first is not wrong and I have 5 good reasons why you should do just that.

5 Reasons to Love Yourself First

  1. It is easier to love others. When we love ourselves, we can see the value in ourselves. This helps us to see the value in the people around us and not focus on their faults.
  2. It is good for your health. Part of loving yourself, means that you will take care of yourself. This means putting your health at the top of your list. When you are healthy, you insure that you will be there for those you love in the future.
  3. Your friends and family benefit. Since you spent time focusing on yourself, you won’t feel worn out or taken advantage of by family and friends. You will be renewed and refreshed and ready to help when your family and friends need you.
  4. No one else can fix you. It is up to each of us to fix ourselves and focus on the areas in our lives that need repair. No one else can make those decisions for us and when we take responsibility for ourselves, we are giving us the power needed to make a change.
  5. You learn to prioritize. Once you have prioritized yourself as first, it is easier to see where other things fall in importance in your life. What matters most will fall at the top of your list and those that don’t really matter will fall to the bottom.

Bonus: You learn to say NO! This is an important one and goes along with learning to prioritize. When you see yourself as #1, you realize it is okay to say NO to things that don’t fit in your schedule or fulfill a purpose in your life. Learning to say NO gives you freedom to do the things you love.

I know that loving yourself first is not the easiest thing to do but once you have worked on it for a while you will see the benefits that it has to offer. I urge you to take one small step each week towards loving yourself first and pay attention to the ways that it affects your life for the better. After a while you will see that it is important to Love Yourself First.  

 

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  1. says

    I learned to finally put my health needs first. I now take at least an hour outnof my day to focus on fitness. Love the post. :l

  2. says

    Growing up, I learned that putting others first was just what you did. Putting yourself first (or sometimes on the list even) was selfish. It is a hard lesson to unlearn. Loving yourself first can yield greater rewards for others and yourself, perhaps the greatest being greater resilience.