We have discussed the significance of self-love and self-care in our lives. Women, as we all know, are life-givers, nurturers, and caretakers. In general, they are sympathetic, caring for, and compassionate.
However, I always wonder why do we women have this rude behavior towards ourselves? Why do we forget to take care of ourselves, to adore our soul, and to smile at ourselves? In my viewpoint, every woman should treat herself as Wonder Woman.
Well, Wonder Woman, let’s find out the importance of self-love and self-care in womanhood.
The feeling of self-love
It’s perfectly fine if you adore yourself, give respect to yourself and pamper yourself. You are just a human being, not an idol to worship. Society always puts various responsibilities on the shoulders of every woman, like being a mother, daughter, wife, etc… However, you have full freedom to chill and relax at times. Don’t be your rude critic. Don’t be yourself all the time.
What is self-love?
Self-love is that growth from efforts that aid our physical, psychological and spiritual expansion. Self-love implies having a great concern for your well-being and health. It means taking care of your own desires and not forfeiting your well-being to satisfy others. Self-love means not settling for less than you deserve.
What does self-love mean to you?
For beginners, it can mean:
- Speaking to and about yourself with love.
- Prioritizing yourself.
- Providing yourself with a break from self-judgment.
- Believing in yourself.
- Being real to yourself.
- Be friendly to yourself.
- Putting healthy boundaries.
- Letting off yourself when you aren’t being true or nice to yourself.
For several people, self-love is another means to say self-care. To discipline self-care, we always need to go back to the basics and follow these strategies.
- Listen to your bodies.
- Take healthy vacations from work and stretch.
- Put your phone down and connect to yourself or others, or perform something productive.
- Eat healthily, but occasionally indulge in your favorite eats.
Self-love suggests acknowledging yourself as you are in this very moment for everything that you are. It implies submitting your emotions for what they are and set your physical, emotional, and mental well-being first.
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Why should women practice self love?
Now we realize that self-love motivates you to make strong choices in life! When you keep yourself in high esteem, you’re more likely to select things that promote your well-being and serve you well. These things may be in the form of eating healthfully, exercising, or having healthy connections.
Ways to practice self-love include:
- Coming to be mindful.
- Taking efforts based on need rather than want.
- Practicing good self-care.
- Making space for healthy habits.
Ultimately, to practice self-love, start by being lovely, patient, gentle, and empathetic to yourself.
So, a big shout out to all you wonderful women out there to indulge yourselves in Self Love and Self Care. Furthermore, notice its impact on your own mental wellbeing as well as on your connections. When you are optimistic yourself, you can bring in others in your happiness. When you are in harmony, you can deal effortlessly with the stress of everyday life. So, to be a smart wife, mother, or professional first be an honest person to yourself. Care for yourself well first.
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Udisha Srivastav is a Freelance Content Writer with Femsay.com