“To fall in love with yourself Is the first secret to happiness.”
People always take self-love as being selfish and self-obsessed. Self-love is way different from being selfish and self-obsessed. It’s prioritising yourself above anyone else for your personal mental, physical and emotional well-being.

“Self-Love is not selfish, you cannot truly love another until you know how to love yourself.”
You cannot love anyone else if you cannot love yourself first. People always answer their loved one’s name or someone they love when asked whom do you love the most in your life and if someone stated themselves; others say they are narcissists.

“You have to love yourself because no amount of love from others is sufficient to fill the yearning that you soul requires from you.” -Dodinsky

At the time of break downs in job, life or relationship and at the time of loss of a loved one, when you try to evolve yourself and get back to a level where you were before there comes self-love. It takes a lot of courage to get up after you break down emotionally and the one quality that can help you recover is self-love.

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political welfare.” – Audre Lorde

No one in life can understand you better than yourself. You know what is best for you and you can only love yourself the best. People often seek for love from someone else, they try to find someone who can love them as they expect but no one ever tries to love themselves. All you need to do is love the way you expects others to love you. Praise yourself a bit, shout yourself if you do something wrong, care about yourself and express yours that you love yourself.

The people who love themselves will outshine in every walk of life. Unless and until you won’t love yourself, you cannot trust yourself, you will not have confidence in yourself and you will end up hating yourself. When you cannot accept your own identity how you can accept others, trust others. When you will have time all by yourself, do things that you love, care about yourself than you will be happy and spread positivity around you.

Don’t you feel tired and regret when someone you thought was the closest broke you trust, don’t care for you anymore and don’t love you the way they use to. But you shouldn’t feel tired and regret about it, because you chose to get hurt. When you won’t know how to love yourself, why will people be bothered to love you? You are the one that was there when you were broken, when you wanted a support, when you needed someone beside you and no one else, so why trying to seek love external when you can find love internally just by giving yourself a little bit of love you waste on others who are not even bothered about it.