Self Love And Its Relationship With Self Esteem
What Is Self-love?
Self-esteem is acceptance, respect, perceptions, courage, positive thoughts and considerations that we have towards ourselves and that can be appreciated by those around us.
Self-esteem depends on our will to love ourselves, not on those around us or on situations or contexts in which we do not develop. It is the reflection of how the relationship is and the feelings we have for ourselves, towards our physique, personality, character, attitudes and behaviors.
When individuals recognize proper love, it is because a balance has been reached between mood and love. That balance projects abroad as a feeling of well-being getting expression in various ways, while giving enjoyment.
How To Self-love
In general, before loving another person we must first love ourselves in order to know how to value ourselves, recognize that we deserve good and beautiful things throughout life and that we are worthy of loving, while others love us. Happiness is the main goal of self-love, to be happy to accept ourselves as we are without letting people who are external and outside our family and circle of loved ones intervene. Family and education are fundamental bases to build it.
At home, parents and relatives help us gain strength from an early age, and pour a lot of confidence. And, they make us understand how important it is to accept ourselves as we are. It involves knowing how to recognize our virtues and defects, strengths and weaknesses. People who feel love are friendly, respectful, loving and independent. They care about their personal growth, their state of health, their training. And, they do their best in all the activities they develop, among others.
The Relation Between Both Of Them
Recognizing ourselves, valuing ourselves, respecting us, accepting and surpassing each day is part of our self-esteem. If we don’t feel self-love then it will be very difficult to have high self-esteem. With happiness and adjusting the concept of our way of being can lead to maintaining self esteem in a positive way. This is especially true when difficult situations arise in life, especially during adolescence. It should be noted that having high self-esteem because of self-love is not synonymous with selfishness, vanity or pride. The really important thing is to be well with ourselves and project that abroad.
Now, he who lacks self-esteem also has little self-love. It is serious because it generates ignorance of who he is and what he wants. It also produces sadness,dependence, insecurity, devaluation, disqualifications, disrespect, among other feelings.