Call it what you like— a buzzword, a fad, a trend. Self-love is here to stay, and that’s because it’s so much more than running a bubble bath or putting on a face mask.
It’s about digging deep, learning to value yourself, listening to your authentic needs and honouring them without judgment or guilt.
Imagine a world where we could all do that seamlessly. We would undoubtedly have the tools to get out of our own way and drive forwards fearlessly in pursuit of our dreams.
We truly believe self-love holds the key to unlocking our greatest power, and here’s why…
1. SELF-LOVE BUILDS A BRIDGE IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS
When you truly value yourself, you want the best for yourself- it’s as simple as that. With enough self-love, you are able to propel yourself towards your heart’s greatest desires and ambitions.
You don’t worry about bringing yourself down, or think about how you’re not deserving of those dreams or successes— you simply hold your vision and chase it down.
2. SELF-LOVE QUIETENS SELF-DOUBT
We’ve all been there— things are gradually starting to actualise and then BAM. In creeps that negative self-talk, telling you you’re not good enough, or deserving of making your dreams a reality. It tells you you could have done better, could have gone faster or that others are more talented than you. With enough of this mindset, your progress no doubt slows down as your actions start to echo your thoughts.
When you’re driven by self-love, the inner critic slowly begins to phase out. You become confident and assured that you ARE enough. You ARE deserving. You ARE talented. Negative self-talk is switched out for positive affirmations— and before you know it, you’ve gotten out of your own way and are flying.
3. SELF-LOVE HELPS BUILD A LIFETIME OF SELF-COMPASSION
On our respective journeys towards chasing down our goals, we all stumble from time to time. But a person who has cultivated enough self-love won’t self-flagellate or beat themselves up— they’ll allow themselves to feel the feelings, acknowledge and honour them WITHOUT GUILT, and rise once again.
Less time will be wasted overthinking where they went wrong and blaming themselves for being incompetent— they’ll instead show compassion, and resume things as normal. With self-love comes self-compassion, one of the greatest gifts we can show ourselves as humans.