What Does It Mean to Love Yourself?
What does love yourself mean to love you? I think the problem is that we get so stuck on the external, we forget the internal. You get so caught up in trying to please everyone else, you don't take care of you. I'm not saying there is something wrong with that, but if you get so caught up in loving other people, we forget to love ourselves, cherish ourselves, or care for ourselves.
I understand that we all struggle with it at times in our lives. But it is a form of loving yourself to take care of yourself. You need to take care of your physical health, your mental health, and your spiritual health. It's all part of respecting yourself.
There are too many people trading their identity for popularity and trading in their authenticity for being liked. You don't have to ignore your worth and your standards to get something out of life. If you have to sacrifice the things that are foundational to you, it's something that you don't need. This world is programmed to make us lower our standards to make something of yourself. I'm not willing to sacrifice any part of my life to get something, make sure you don't either. Everything that seems good, isn't always good.
It's hard to say you love yourself if you are putting toxic things into your body.
Environment matters, if you love yourself you should put yourself in the right environment. Just like plants that have to have the right conditions to flourish, you do too.
It all starts with you. Let's get it.