You NEED To Practice Self-Love In 2020
Health and Wellness

Your Imperfections Are Not Reasons To Put Self-Love On Hold

It's time to start putting yourself first.

Your Imperfections Are Not Reasons To Put Self-Love On Hold

It's a brand new year! The idea of the new year can hold many different meanings for people. It is something that some anticipate with bursting energy, and it's also a time that others dread. It's a new slate with new opportunities for change and improvement. You may follow the trend of making one or many New Year's resolutions, but it's always a question as to whether or not you stick to those changes. Despite the controversial opinions surrounding this trend, one resolution we should all make and stick to is self-love.

Self-love is not an option. It's a priority.

It is so easy to find yourself trapped between negative self-talk, people-pleasing, and feelings of worthlessness. We've all been there. I've been there. But we've entered an entirely new decade, one with electrifying energy and hope that should serve as an inspiration for us to do better, become better people. This way of improving starts with loving yourself, flaws and all. Though this is easier said than done, it is so worthwhile to get up each day and say, "I love who I am."

Once you start loving yourself, it seems as though everything else falls into place as well.

Self-love not only assists you in improving your own confidence, but it also ignites your true passions, and it instills a level of compassion within you that you've never felt before. I know that this will happen to you because these amazing changes happened to me once I decided to start loving myself. Once I had this experience, I knew I would never go back to the girl that I used to be — a girl who feared judgment, failure, and rejection. Those things are inevitable in life, and that is OK. By switching the focus from stress to self, even your worries will fade.

To live a happy life, you must love yourself. You cannot even begin to love others if you do not love yourself first. You are the priority here, first and foremost, because you matter. Your outlook on yourself shows more about who you are than it does anything else. There are endless benefits to beginning the practice of self-love.

When you are grateful for your body, for your personality, and for your scars, you begin to glow.

When I look back at the person I was one year ago, I never imagined I would be in such a happy place. I decided to love the acne scars, the stretch marks, and the impurities. I found my true self when I utilized love instead of hate when I looked in the mirror.

By practicing self-love, you inspire others to do the same, whether it's friends, sorority sisters, family members, or even strangers. What this world needs, over anything, is more love. We could always use more love, as a matter of fact. So by implementing this resolution into your life, you are making a change. We need to start loving ourselves — and one another — more every day.

Report this Content

-Having struggled with acne prone skin for years, I was cautious to try a new serum on top of the other products I've come to trust.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

Your Social Activism May Actually Benefit From A Cleansing Social Media Detox

In the craziest year of our lives, sometimes there's value in taking a break.

We are living through, unequivocally, one of the most dangerous, unstable, chaotic periods of any of our lives. From COVID-19 to crises of police brutality to the mass exploitation of the poor by mega-corporations, the world outside seems to be looking more dystopic every day. What can be done about it? For many, activism involves heavily posting on social media to keep others aware. However, this comes with a net negative cost — increased levels of anxiety, depression, and hopelessness about the state of the world. Why might this be? After all, in past eras activists have endured comparable and greater levels of abuse and relentless torment from oppressors. Why, now, are people getting so easily burnt out?

Keep Reading... Show less

Reading is a relaxing activity that provides many benefits. Everybody reads books (when they are not watching Netflix, chatting on social media, or making Tik Tok videos) to distract themselves from reality for a while. Many do not realize the positive impact that books have like reducing stress, assisting with sleep, improving cognitively, and strengthening the mind. In honor of National Book Day, there are many great novels that you can read to mark this special holiday. Here are the best ones to check out.

Keep Reading... Show less

5 Things You Need To Know Before You Watch 'Arrested Development' On Netflix

"Her?" Yes, she's an amazing show! (You'll get this joke after you watch the show).


"Arrested Development" is an award-winning sitcom that aired for three seasons on Fox beginning in 2003, and then was picked up by Netflix for a fourth season in 2013, and then again for a final season in 2018.

However, it seems to remain one of the world's most underrated and under-appreciated shows of all time. Although this article alone won't be enough to skyrocket the show to Netflix's top 10, I hope that it will open people's eyes to the value and quality of the show.

Keep Reading... Show less

I have always felt left out because of how I look and who I am. I have always felt like the elephant in the room, literally. I have always been shamed for my size. For the longest time, I cared so much about what I wear and who I wore certain things in front of. I never wanted to wear shirts that would show a lot of my arm, located above my elbow. I wouldn't wear shorts that didn't go to the tip of my knees, at least. I never wore anything remotely tight, where you could see every curve, roll, or imperfection. I was so insecure about myself, and not many of my friends knew.

Keep Reading... Show less

Being a pharmacy technician never held as many risks as it does now. Exposure too hazardous conditions were little to none, and garbing up was only conducted in IV compounding. But, now, in order to give nurses the medications they need to help their patients, they need us, pharmacy technicians.

Keep Reading... Show less

I Asked My Boyfriend His Opinion On Liking Other Girls’ Pictures, And, Spoiler Alert, It's Cheating

"When you get into a relationship and you're in love, you have to realize that liking photos is for the single lifestyle."

Ladies, listen up. If you are in a relationship with a guy and he is liking other girls' pictures on social media, then it's a red flag. A man who can look at someone else and show interest by liking it means he doesn't care about your feelings AT ALL.

Keep Reading... Show less

Celebrities Stealing Designs From Small Fashion Labels Is NOT A Good Look, And They Need To Pay Up

When larger, more established figures or brands steal from lesser-known independent creators, they are taking opportunities away from these creators while also profiting from someone else's work and claiming it as their own.

Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B recently collaborated on their new single "WAP," with the music video also being released on Friday. Both Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B posted photos of themselves on Instagram to celebrate the premiere of "WAP." An independent designer quickly noticed that the rappers' matching tops were copies of a top she had designed last year.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

When You Have A Disability, Finding A Job Is Twice As Hard, Believe Me, I Know

We have got to create a safer work environment for people with disabilities.

"My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn't prevent you from doing well, and don't regret the things it interferes with. Don't be disabled in spirit as well as physically." – Stephen Hawking

Keep Reading... Show less

7 Books That Are NOT In The Young Adult Genre That Will Change Your Life

Young Adult isn't the only genre that exists, so here are seven books that any book lover wanting to try something new will love.

One of the most popular genres in literature that everyone has read at least one book from is Young Adult fiction. Now, I personally can say that, in the past, I have been one of those people that only read from the YA section of the bookstore.
While there is absolutely nothing wrong with just reading one genre, it's good sometimes to venture out of your reading comfort zone into the other book genres of the literary world.

In a previous article, I discussed the importance and power of words. The perfect example of this is literature and its impact on the world. Books have always played a crucial part in human lives, from how we are able to expand our knowledge to how we pass our time.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments