Self Love. The Myths about Self-Love.

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Loving yourself is easier said than done. It is very simple to say but its tough at times or maybe complicated too. It’s not an issue for one person in particular who feel they’re not worthy of anyone’s love – many people struggle with it on a slightly different level, consciously or unconsciously giving up too much without allowing yourself to breathe, only to find out later on that doing so can result in bitterness.

Loving yourself isn’t just knowing your worth. It’s also about taking action to get what you deserve. It’s about accepting that you’re important and that you’re whole and complete the way you are. All of this stems from self-appreciation and affirmation—that you are as valuable as the person next to you is.

Self-Love is at times misjudged by a lot of us and there are these myths I need to clear about the topic.

Self-Love is not Self Obsession.

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Although frequently considered narcissistic, self-love, truth be told, is another thought inside and out. While narcissism is characterized as an unnecessary enthusiasm for one’s very own appearance, made up for lost time in self-ingestion, self-love is an important quality in holding a solid attitude. As opposed to self-retention, self-love can advance parity in one’s life, therefore expanding energy and open doors for satisfaction.

Self-Love is not Arrogance.

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While self-love is highly correspondent with self-image; the two are not eternally bound. If you have a negative self-image, you are not likely to love yourself. A poor perception of the self can be detrimental to well-being when it fosters thoughts of being unworthy or incompetent. Conversely, as Campbell discusses, if your self-image is too ego-oriented, it can also lead to narcissism. The concept of self-love exists on a spectrum where a healthy self-image is key.

Self-love is not Evaluation.

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Another misconception about self-love is that people are too self-involved to see their weaknesses or limitations however self-love is actually highly correlated with self-actualization. Self-actualization is the state of becoming who we are meant to be, and truly accepting that.

I hope you had a good time reading and do drop in if you any suggestions. I welcome your thoughts, Have a good day!

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27 Replies to “Self Love. The Myths about Self-Love.”

  1. Love the article and the thought and completely agree with this. Keep slaying and composing.
    -Ak 🙂

    1. Always a pleasure Akansha! Thank you for your constant support always😊😊

    1. Thank you so much dear friend…deep apologies for delay as I was on a trip.

  2. Loved this piece totally !!
    Keep going mate 🖤

    1. Thank you so much buddy and really sorry for the delay…had gone on a trip…hope you understand

      1. Pleasure always 😉 🎀
        Yeah bud 👍☺️

  3. Thats what we needed to know thanks for your words 💯

    1. Thank you so much Vaibhav…your words mean a lot.

  4. Priyanka Ravariya says: Reply

    This one is amazing and your writings are as helpfull as you are💗

    1. I hope you’re doing good now and keep the spirits high…

  5. Completely agree! Self love is a path to self acceptance with a positive attitude.. loved the way you have explained it 😊

    1. Absolutely true Kranti….apologies for the delayy….I’m sorry.

      1. No problem Piyush. I can understand 😊

  6. Self love is not arrogation. This was absolutely true. I mean yes self love is good. but people have become so much obsessed with the idea of self love that sometimes it becomes aggressive and arrogant.

    1. Apologies for the delay Moushmi! Had gone on a trip….Agreed with you and your thoughts are always precious…keep up the support…

      1. It has been my pleasure. Hope you enjoyed your trip.

        1. Shits too messed up….I swear!

  7. Loved this post Piyush..
    a different perspective towards self love…

    1. Thank you for dropping by Chiru! Appreciate your time!

  8. if we cannot love ourselves – we cannot love others – nice article

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