Why self-love and self-awareness are important
Updated: Aug 30
It all starts with self-love. It all starts with self-awareness. It has taken me quite sometime to fully understand the meaning behind both and how intertwined they truly are. You may already have your own perception of what the words mean to you. I am not here to tell you how you need to discover self-love and self-awareness, because that is your own personal journey. The purpose of this entry is to simply inspire and encourage the process.
Over time, I discovered that self-love to me meant so much more than weekly self-care and yoga classes. Yes, those are forms of self-love, but I also needed to dig deeper into my soul and re-connect to my truest self in order to seek the inner healing. Self-awareness has taught me to constantly be checking myself in order to keep understanding what triggers me to react or feel a certain way. This certainly isn't something that transforms overnight. I have spent the last 10 years working towards understanding myself better and every new day is another opportunity for me to keep learning and stepping into my power.
I have learned that the more self-aware you are, the more inner peace you can gain. You cannot control 100% of the things that happen in life, but you can control how you react to the things you cannot control. Self-awareness allows you to take that step back. To simply - pause. Reflect and re-assess.
When you come from an empowered state of mind, you can so much more clearly navigate through situations - especially when it comes to relationships. You have more ability to monitor your emotions and thoughts. And that connects you right back to self-love. When you love and accept all aspects of yourself, you are more self-aware of your own emotions and behaviors.
I empower you to keep seeking self-awareness and all the benefits that come with it. Most importantly, be patient with yourself as you navigate through your own journey of self-love.