15 Reasons to Fall in Love with Taking Care of Yourself
In this article, you will learn why it’s important to fall in love with taking care of yourself — mind, body, and spirit. Let the process of taking care of yourself become a natural process that feels right and makes you excited about becoming the best version of yourself!
“Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Fall in love with the path of deep healing. Fall in love with becoming the best version of yourself but with patience, with compassion and respect to your own journey.”~ Sylvester McNutt
Life gets so chaotic that you can forget to stop and breathe, much less actually think about taking care of yourself. But it’s important.
It’s difficult to find time to cultivate a much needed mind, body, and soul connection that supports a healthy, balanced life. But it’s time to put your needs first, love yourself, promote your own well-being, and lean into the self love movement.
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Fall in love with taking care of yourself — for you and those around you!
Your needs are just as important as everyone else’s needs! You have to develop that mindset and learn to LIVE by it if you are going to encourage others to do the same, and be available for others.
You also can’t become your best self if you are not taking care of yourself.
People around you need you, too. Family members need you to be your best. I’m sure you want to be your best for them. If you are not taking care of yourself and your own needs, you will not be your best for anybody.
So let’s look at some ways to fall in love with taking care of yourself and reasons why you should.
1. Become your own best friend.
Become your own best friend and you’ll surely learn to be good to yourself. We always treat our best friends well and encourage them to be and do their best. So start treating yourself like your best friend and you’ll be moving toward being your best self, too!
2. Stop postponing your own self care and wellness.
If you keep postponing your own journey to happiness and wellness, eventually you’ll burn out. You will no longer feel the need to take care of yourself. You will have developed the habit of not spending time on YOU and it won’t be a pretty way to live.
3. Take care of yourself first.
You’re always taking care of other people. But if you take care of yourself FIRST, you’ll be better able to take care of those around you. You’ll be able to take greater pride in being your best self AND helping others become their BEST selves.
4. Stop living in the fast lane.
The sooner you realize that you cannot function by always being on beast-mode for everyone but yourself, the sooner you’ll find inner peace and joy. You’ll begin to live in harmony — body, mind, and spirit — and help others get there, too.
5. Stop being a hypocrite.
You always teach those around that self love is a priority, but if you aren’t taking care of yourself, you’re being hypocritical. So you need to set the example for others and make it priority to fall in love with taking care of yourself for yourself, as well as others. The best way to teacher others is be the example.
6. Be prepared for hard times.
When live knocks you down — as it inevitably will — you need to be at your very best. So get busy with your self care and daily affirmations that help remind you about the important things in life and give you the emotional support you need during challenging times. There is no room for negative self-talk in your life.
7. Find harmony.
Good health is a state of complete harmony of the mind, body and soul. You need to have this connectedness in order to be your best when you perform a task, solve a problem, or manage life. So it’s essential to fall in love with taking care of yourself to maintain harmony.
8. Live your best life.
Good things come to those who have a positive mindset and strong connections to the people around them. So you need to practice the concept of self-love and take care of your body, mind, and spirit as an important part of continuing to live your best life.
9. Travel as much as possible.
Travel is an important component of wellness and taking good care of yourself. It enhances your physical health, mental health, and emotional health. It helps create an abundance of positive memories that will contribute to your overall happiness and wellbeing.
10. Tap into your inner being.
Since falling in love with taking care of yourself means you are enjoying the process of taking care of your mind, body, and soul, you will want to become more aware of your inner being — your soul. You can do this by practicing meditation, breath work, prayer, visualizing your highest self, yoga, and other techniques.
11. Live a more holistic life.
As a result of falling in love with taking care of yourself, you’ll become more aware of how your body, mind, and spirit are connected. Everything becomes more meaningful and connected. You’ll be able to become more committed and compassionate toward others.
12. Teach people how to treat you.
By falling in love with taking care of yourself, you are showing others your worth. Others will learn about respect, kindness, and compassion. You are attracting people who know how to have a balanced and healthy relationship with you.
13. Prioritize your needs.
Some people think that self care takes a lot of time. But it doesn’t. There are many different ways to take good care of yourself — get fresh air, use positive affirmations, read a good book, eat nutritious foods, etc. These habits don’t take extra time out of your daily life. You just need to prioritize your needs and make enough time for what’s important.
14. Treat yourself with love and compassion.
We all have so much love to share with the world. Why not share it with yourself, too? Love is a universal language that makes us all feel good! As you fall in love with taking care of yourself, do it with love and compassion. You’ll be on your way to becoming the best version of yourself in no time.
Take a lunch break, enjoy your favorite foods, and hang out with your favorite people. You’ll be falling in love with taking care of yourself simply while enjoying LIFE! And you won’t even think of it as self care — you’ll think of it as fun! Positive social interaction is an important aspect of your health and wellness.
Best Self Care Quotes for Inspiration
Use these best self quotes to inspire you to fall in love with taking care of yourself! They are from some amazing inspirational leaders.
“Your crown has been bought and paid for. Put it on your head and wear it.” – Maya Angelou
“Am I good enough? Yes, I am.” – Michelle Obama
“Connect to your Self. When you go within and let go of anxiety and know that you are loved by the Universe, you get inner strength.” — Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Success must include two things: the development of an individual to his utmost potentiality and a contribution of some kind to one’s world.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
“Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball
“Talk to yourself like someone you love.” – Brene Brown
“To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” – Robert Morely
“Love yourself. Be clear on how you want to be treated. Know your worth. Always.” – Maryam Hasnaa
“How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.” – Rupi Kaur
“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” – Dr. Seuss
“You carry so much love in your heart. Give some to yourself.” – R.Z.
Final Thoughts: Fall in Love with Taking Care of Yourself
You are the most important person in your life. Your relationship with yourself is the most important relationship you’ll ever have in your life.
The inner dialogue you have with yourself is a great way to express your value. Make it count.
The quality of your life is dependent on how you take care of yourself. Take care of yourself.
People you love and care about are important also. If you do not hold self care in high regard, you won’t be your best for them. You can’t be available for the needs of others if you aren’t taking care of yourself.
You’ve just read about 19 good reasons why and how you should fall in love with taking care of yourself. So don’t just ignore those words. Use that knowledge you just gained to start the process. Become your highest, most authentic self to inspire, love, and support those around you!
Good luck! I know you can do it! Love yourself enough!
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Love to All! ~ Susan