The Importance of Self-Love

Written by Paul Flicek

Self-love involves being mindful of your own happiness and well-being. It’s appreciating your life and not taking it for granted. This may be easier said than done, but small steps every day can lead you to a happier and healthier life.

Practicing self-love can look different for everyone. There is no list of things you must do because everyone is different. These are a few things that could help everybody value their lives a little bit more.

Learn to forgive your mistakes
This may be hard, but don’t be too hard on yourself. We often find ourselves forgetting that humans make mistakes, and they are supposed to be forgiven.

Get the right amount of sleep at night
Getting good sleep can help kickstart your day and prevent you from getting that mid-day drag. We recommend getting anywhere from 7-9 hours per night.

Drink water
Drinking enough water will help you feel better and more energized throughout your day. Sometimes we get so busy that we forget to drink water. An excellent way to make sure you get all you need is to take a few sips of water every hour or use a water bottle that tracks the amount of water you drink each day. This will prevent you from getting dehydrated throughout the day.

Participate in activities that you enjoy
A forty-hour workweek can make you forget to do things you want to do. Whether going for a walk, playing basketball, or just playing with your kids, doing something you enjoy every day is a way of loving yourself and can significantly improve your quality of life, and

It may seem obvious, but those busy days can cause us to forget to relax. We aren’t saying to shirk your responsibilities. Still, a few minutes of doing nothing each day can help clear your mind and reset your body.

Practicing self-love can look very different for every person. Making sure you are mindful of your actions and intentional about loving yourself is all it takes to begin your self-love journey.