Practicing Self Love

January 28th, 2017

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Many of us were not modeled healthy intimacy as a child.  We were not taught, and maybe even discouraged to love ourselves. We were told it was not nice or even considered bragging.’  Loving yourself does not mean self-worship or narcissism. It means giving yourself respect, forgiveness and kindness.  So, no, self-love does not equal selfishness.   Self-love equates to your self-worth.  And when you don’t feel worthy, you begin to attract negative energy into your life.  This can come in the form of anger, jealousy, blame, criticism, and loneliness which can lead to poor relationship choices, conflicts on the job, and depression.  That’s not an enjoyable way to live.  That is why it is so important to give yourself the love you need, first.  Don’t wait for someone else to do it for you.  The best relationship you can have is the one you have with yourself.