We spend all our lives trying to get validation from the people around us and trying to be worthy of the love of another person. In this process, we often forget that the most important kind of love is self-love, and the most important kind of validation is self-validation. Self-love enables us to make the right choices in life and ensures that we give importance to our well-being and do not give it up for someone else’s well-being. Meeting your own needs should be one of your primary goals in life.
Putting your physical, emotional, and mental well-being first is very important for a healthy life. You should not invalidate your own emotions and should prioritize yourself over others. When you prioritize yourself, you automatically make decisions that have a positive impact on your life. It also leads to you setting boundaries for yourself, which helps you to have healthy relationships. Moreover, self-love increases your confidence and helps you to realize your worth. This encourages you to achieve your goals and be accepting of your failures. When you are confident, you don’t let any hardships come your way, and you continue to strive for your goals. Self-love enables you to be confident about yourself and about the choices you make, it brings you a sense of great self-esteem.
Your relationship with yourself determines what your relationship with others will be like. You cannot have a healthy relationship with anyone you love unless you have one with yourself. Moreover, when you yourself are happy and content with your life, only then can you make another person happy. Your happiness should not depend on another person, you are responsible for making yourself happy. Hence, it is very important to love yourself as your relationship with yourself sets the foundation of your relationship with others.