After my self-care posts, I decided to tackle, Self Love so here is the series of blog posts about self-love: In the series here is the list of articles that will be released every Friday.
Self-Love Series Posts
What is Self-Love?
To Know the Importance of Self- Love to a woman, we must understand what is the general meaning of What Self- Love means, because the meaning is different to every one person.
So What is Self-Love? According to Andrea Brandt, most people mistake Self Love to be similar to narcissism or someone having a big ego, but that isn’t what Self-Love is, it also isn’t the SelfCare routine you do once a week.
Andrea Brandt describes Self-Love as having a high regard for your own well-being and happiness, it also means that you take care of your own needs, instead of sacrificing your needs, and well-being to please others ( my people pleasers please raise your hands), Self- Love means you not settling for less than you deserve, even if it comes to situations in your life like Relationships, Friendships, Employment, and Business.
Another website Describes Self- Love as a State of appreciation of oneself, this is slowly achieved by the actions one takes that will support one’s physical, psychological, and spiritual growth.
It also means we accept ourselves in the very moment, for what we are, and also learn to accept our emotions for what they are
Written by Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.
Why It is Importance to Self- Love to us?
As an African born and raised woman, Self-Love is non-existent, because we are raised that, we are to accept what is given to us, and also we are raised to always put other people ahead of us, be it our husbands, children, and employers.
Most women are people pleases, that is why the majority of us women are depressed, over-worked, and overly tired. But it is also true that women are great jugglers, but sometimes it is important to put ourselves first.
Most of the blame should be on modern society plus modern media, Let me explain… we as women are taught to look at fellow women as competition, not as a sister in the same race as ourselves, jumping the same hurdles.
The main concept I gather in the various articles, I read to write this post. Are that we have to accept ourselves and stop listening to the outside noise, that sometimes is too loud, and also stop chasing the concept of perfectionism, (which for me is hard since I am Virgo and am a perfectionist )
Check out my next post 15 Ways to Practice Self-Love, Next Friday.
Song of Post: Antidote by NAO ft Adekunle Gold