When we browse the internet or go through social media feeds, it’s quite common to find hundreds of “motivational” quotes. Some of them stress on how we must be selfless; love and respect people around us. What these quotes don’t say very often is about the most important person in your life, whom you should shower the most of your love on. You. Yes, love yourself.
In today’s world, the saying “do good to others, and they’ll treat you well”, somehow just doesn’t fit. We are taught to not be self-centred and show compassion, love, kindness, and all such related nouns and adjectives, towards others. True, we should be.
But let me tell you the harsh truth. No one really cares about you in this world (except for your parents, siblings and maybe another handful of family members and friends). I repeat. No one bothers about you, and so, it is totally up to you to take care of yourself first.
We often criticise ourself to such an extent that we feel we are good-for-nothing. There’s no one in this world who is good-for-nothing. There’s something in each of us which makes us the person we are. Learn to embrace that “something.” Learn to love yourself. Everything else will follow. Sometimes, it’s totally fine to be selfish. Sometimes though 😛
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You may ask me, how do I love myself? Here’s how. Sit in a place where you feel happy and comfortable, maybe plug on some music which you enjoy, and think. Think about what brings joy to you. Think about what makes you and your life worth it. Simple joys. Think about what you want to become, and how you would want to live your life. You could start with activities or hobbies which you truly love doing. Take care of yourself, be healthy and fit. Trust me, they’ll work wonders. No matter how boring it may seem to others, they are not you. You are the hero of your life, no one else. Make your life such that someday you’ll be proud of yourself.
At the end, it’s only you. You deserve the love you keep trying to give everyone else.