Loving Yourself Will Save Your Soul
Start writing a post
Self Love

Loving Yourself Will Save Your Soul

It's not selfish to love yourself.

406
Loving Yourself Will Save Your Soul
Personal

We have all seen the cliché self-love posters and banners.

But maybe you should look beyond the cheesy saying and try to take them to heart.

We live in a society where it is a lot easier to worry about other people and what they are doing, what they are wearing and how they are doing. I sat on my phone for an hour yesterday just scrolling through social media when it dawned on me how bad that was. Not only was I avoiding what I should be doing by scrolling through social media, but it wasn't helping me be a better person.

A million likes will never be enough if you don't first like yourself.

It is easy to sit there in class and pin endless inspirational quotes on Pinterest, but maybe it is time we start living them out. Again, this is easier said than being done, but mindfulness is such a mainstream thing now when it comes to being less stressed and that doesn't always require yoga every day or sitting down and coloring for hours. It means being mindful of who you already are and what you are doing.

Be the person you want to be friends with.

We always get told to be kind, treat others with respect, and love one another. The same people should also make sure to tell you that you have to be kind to yourself, to respect yourself, and to love yourself. You will forever drain yourself and not accomplish all you have the ability to in life if you do not understand the importance of taking care of yourself. You should do this because you want to be the best person you can possibly be, not just when you are so burnt out you have no choice but to take care of yourself.

If you can grasp the importance of loving yourself and learn to truly live it out, everything else will fall into place.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Content Inspiration

Top 3 Response Articles of This Week

Take a look at the articles driving big conversations on Odyssey.

539
https://www.theodysseyonline.com/video/we-are-rollins-odyssey
https://www.theodysseyonline.com/video/we-are-rollins-odyssey

At Odyssey, we're on a mission to encourage constructive discourse on the Internet. That's why we created the response button you can find at the bottom of every article.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

Holidays With A Small Family

I wouldn't trade what we have for the world.

2462
Matt Johnsn

When I was a kid I always went to my grandparents house whenever we celebrated any sort of holiday. We were a decently sized family and it was always a blessing to be in their house and surrounded by love during the holiday season. However, that all changed when my grandfather passed away and my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. The family then began to drift apart and life went on, and we ended up all celebrating our own holidays with other family members.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Safe Spaces Or Regressive Spaces?

Turns out shielding yourself from ideas can be detrimental to your ability to learn

2300
www.semipartisansam.com

College is a place for people who want to learn. That is the primary function of any academic institution. Its purpose is not to coddle us, nor should the community always be in agreement with us. We are supposed to surround ourselves with a variety of viewpoints that challenge us to learn, not the same repetitive points of view that make us happy.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Black Friday is back to being Black Friday

This year, malls are standing up against Black Friday beginning on Thanksgiving. Doors won't be opening until Friday morning.

3788
Lifehack

Last week my twitter feed was full of exclamations of how excited people were that our local mall, Westmoreland Mall would be closed on Thanksgiving Day this year. For those who work during the busy holiday days and hours, a celebration was in order. For the die-hard deal finders and shoppers though, they didn’t seem very happy.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

Is Thrift Shopping *Actually* Ethical?

There's been a recent boom in the popularity of vintage style looks and up-cycling thrifted finds to sell at, usually, an outrageous price. Is this ethical? Or does it defeat the whole purpose of thrifting in the first place?

5087
Is Thrift Shopping *Actually* Ethical?

One day, I was scrolling through Twitter and came across a tweet about upper-middle-class class people thrift shopping. I personally was against the up cycling/re-selling trend because I thought it to be greedy. Then, I began to see more and more tweets, and then stated to see ones about those who buy thrifted, name brand items and sell them for what they're actually worth instead of the very low price they got them for.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments