The Art Of Self Love And Why The Youth Need To Learn It?

Arya Sharan

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection”

 – Buddha

Spreading love, peace and laughter are important but nothing holds the place as much as the necessity of self-love in our life. Everyone talks about the practicing of self-love but it’s not as simple as it looks as it's not self-lauding or narcissism, rather it is having belief in our strengths and abilities.


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Confidence is the key to success, and with regard to the mentality that is prevailing in the society where youngsters are self-loathing themselves and falling into depression and anxiety it is important we learn how to learn ourselves.

Reasons why self-love is important yet underrated:


It gives us confidence and approval


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We doubt ourselves pretty often and recognizing our strongest qualities provides us with deep knowledge and understanding of our own self, a valuable implement that can be used to cultivate and nurture our best assets.


Everyone leaves. We are the only one who stays with us till our last breath


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Learn to put yourself first, that’s not selfishness because until you don’t learn to accept yourself, you can never love someone else wholeheartedly.


We learn our worth


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The moment we start believing that we deserve better is the moment we perceive things better and subsequently even receive better.


Loving leads to acceptance


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Self-love is not about overlooking our mistakes, rather it is about accepting and embracing them with logic and trying to improve as much as we can. When we accept who we are, we stop comparing ourselves to others and that’s really a motivating part of our life when we learn that all that matters is our own self.


We learn to introspect


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Introspection is necessary because that’s the way we get to know whether we are doing enough to achieve the things we want and whether we are going the right way.


Self-esteem and love leads to inner-equilibrium


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When our judgment of our own self goes up then we just stop trying to get so much justification and consideration from the society. We become less deprived of things we think we need and find an inner solidity even when our world might be downbeat or tentative at times.


Change of attitude


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Life is uncertain and rough at times, hating ourselves is of no help, hence when we learn to appreciate our strengths and weaknesses it makes things look easier and the responsibilities become opportunities.


It overcomes negativity and spreads positivity


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There are innumerable things and people in our life who drain us out of our positive energy and enthusiasm, physically and mentally both. Once we learn our true worth, we realize what’s actually good for our self and hence we make efforts to cut out all the negativity from our life hence giving rise to a positive outlook in life.


“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.”
– Bob Moawad