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Love Yourself.

“Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.”– Parker Palmer

Some people think it’s selfish to love yourself and to take care of yourself before others.

I’ll tell you why it’s not, and it’s pretty simple: WE CAN ONLY GIVE THE BEST OF OURSELVES WHEN WE ARE IN OUR BEST.

If we always give love, without taking some, we’ll eventually ran out of love to give.

If we keep being kind, without experiencing some, we’ll eventually tire of being kind.

If we always look out for others, and forget to lookout for ourselves, sooner or later we will be the one in danger.

Imagine that you have a “goodness vessel” in you, and you get all the love and care that you give out to others from this vessel. If this vessel is not being refilled, it will eventually ran out.

So does this mean that we do nice things to others so that they do the same to us then? Do we give love so people will love us back? Do we need to be kind so people will be kind to us? Then our vessel will be refilled?
The answer is NO. Not necessarily. Because we ourselves can love and be kind to our own selves.

After a day’s work, before you retreat for the evening, or during the first hour of the day, you can actually switch to your “Me Time” mode. Do things that gives you happiness because it invigorates your soul. You can meditate, read a book, visit your garden and smell the flowers, jog, paint, scribble on your journal, cuddle up with your love ones, or drink your favorite coffee or eat ice cream!

Gisele Bundchen said that, “If you are happy, you can give happiness. If you don’t love yourself and if you are unhappy with yourself, you can’t give anything else but that.” I definitely agree with her.

If you love your self, you become happier. And if you are happy, it is easier for people around you to be happy too! As the old song says, “…learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all.” 🙂

I wish everyone a great week ahead!

Cheers,
Nina

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39 thoughts on “Love Yourself.

  1. Totally agree with you on this 😀 I often post about self care and wrote yesterday about self care being essential for both physical and mental health. I love the quotes you’ve included in your post – just emphasises how essential it is 💛

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    1. Thanks Lauren. I’ve read your post and you have such great useful tips! 🙂
      My favorites: “Take time to spend time with friends and family” AND “Take time to do what makes you happy”

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  2. We believe that loving oneself gives the individual a chance to be happy and satisfied in life. If you can´t love yourself then who´s going to love you.
    Self-love is indeed, medicine for the soul. We should all try and give ourselves a break and attempt to love that precious, living being who is ourself.
    Many thanks for posting. 🙂

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      1. Technically we do not celebrate Thanksgiving too from where I am located. But I want to celebrate it with the rest of the people from the other side of the world. I like its essence and I think that it’s a good time for get-together and to reflect on the things that we should be grateful for… 🙂

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      2. Yeah, well I don’t know all of them in a personal level too…but it feels good to share positive vibes hehe…and you’re welcome! 😉
        P.s. I hope Mr.Midnight & Sir Winston are enjoying the weekend.

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      3. I think you´d better keep that for yourself. I don´t want them getting too big for their boots.
        Mr Midnight heard me and says that only “Puss in Boots” wears boots!
        He´s such a clever clogs. 🙂

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