How Do I Learn To Love Myself?

     I read a comment that was made by someone on my last diary entry, and that person said something like I do need to be loved, but I have to be loved by myself first. This comment is so perfect, because not one bit of me disagrees at all. I do need to love myself.

     Valentines day (or single awareness day) is coming up, which means its a perfect time to start by learning how to love and appreciate myself more. The thing is, for a long time, I kept telling myself that yeah I do love myself, I love who I am and all that… but I still kept being sad. Apparently, I didn’t believe my own words.

     In this moment, I am ready to learn how to love myself. Maybe I don’t know how, and could use some suggestions, but I am ready. I want to prove to myself that I do need to be loved by me, and mostly me. So I think this valentines day, I will go pamper myself by putting on beautiful makeup, and go do my nails in fancy shmancy place… cause I deserve some pampering! I’ll also go have my favorite food (with any single friends I have left, haha) and maybe watch an action/horror movie! 

     It’s a long journey to learn how to love myself, but I am already packed and I’m on my way there. The promise I made, which is to go pamper myself on valentines, is something I will do for sure. If I have any extra cash, I’ll buy something for my dear mum as well… but first, selfish me needs my love. 

7 thoughts on “How Do I Learn To Love Myself?”

  1. Love your v day plans and so love the Single Awareness l wish i would have heard this sooner! Enjoy your pamper filled day. I also want to share a book I really like called Love 101 by Peter McWilliams. It may or may not be your cup of tea but it is all about loving ourselves which is an ongoing journey when single and in a relationship. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for sharing and the support. You’re in luck cause I do like to read… so will definitely look into Love 101 soon. Thanks again, the support helps a lot.

  3. “You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” – Buddha
    I heard this quote a few years ago. I wish I had heard it many more years ago.
    Also, there is a great short talk on love that you can find on Youtube. Search up “Wayne Dyer speaks of love”. It’s brilliant. (If you wish, let me know what you think of it)

  4. Thank you so much Marathon Mama… I actually just looked into the video, and I can honestly say that those 15 minutes really woke me up! It’s kinda like saying that we should push the negative thoughts away (which happens by not searching for love), and accepting positive thoughts (making ourselves happy)… that way, we will be balanced. In other words, we will achieve love. Thanks again!

  5. You have to love yourself first before truly loving others. A lot of people in the world are mean-spirited toward others for no reason other than they hate themselves so they must not respect and love others. I too need to work on having a measure of self-love and then I know I can respect and love others more.

  6. Honey, you need to know that God loves you and cherishes you. He created you on purpose to be exactly YOU. And He is deeply loving of you, even when you don’t feel close to Him. Try talking to Him. Blessings to you.

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