Self-love. Not the kind of love where you stand in front of the mirror and admire how great your butt looks in your lululemons. Self-love means taking care of your self – physically, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually.
Self-value. How you value yourself is how others will value you. Do you have peace of mind? What is the quality of your thinking? Are you living authentically? Are you living your true values or doing things based out of fear and worry?
Self-worth. Your sense of self-esteem. How much do you respect your self?
What do all of these have to do with it? They affect the quality of your life experiences.
Consider self-love. If you don’t have love for yourself you can never truly love anyone else. The saying “Your health is everything” has a much deeper meaning than just taking care of your physical body. If you don’t take care of your physical body you will not be able to focus on your intellect, emotions or spirit. You will be bankrupt in all aspects of your life, not even realizing that you aren’t truly “living.”
Self-value and self-worth go hand in hand. All of us are born with an abundance of both. But as we go through life and are constantly influenced by the words and expectations of those around us, both can be whittled down. We can find ourselves questioning our self-values and wondering if we are really doing our best. Do we feel worthy of living a fulfilling and meaningful life? What you believe about yourself on the inside will show up on the outside.
The more respect you have for yourself the happier you will be and the more you will realize that you always deserve the best.