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5 Powerful Self Love Quotes You Need To Practice From Now On

Written by Via Roderos, MD, MBA · Internal or General Medicine


Updated Jul 19, 2022

5 Powerful Self Love Quotes You Need To Practice From Now On

To this day, many people still believe that self love is a luxury, something that only those who have time and finances can practice. The hustle and bustle of standing up to your responsibilities while reaching your personal and professional goals often push the idea of loving yourself to the corner. But, experts say self love is not a luxury, it’s not selfish. They emphasize that self love is not expensive nor time consuming. But, how do you do it? 

If you want to start loving yourself a little bit more, the following self love quotes might help you: 

“Trying to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.” ― Marilyn Monroe 

First in our list of self love quotes is one that talks about comparison. 

Experts say comparing yourself to others can be detrimental. For instance, one study noted that people who upwardly compare themselves to others develop lower self-esteem and thus have lower life satisfaction1. Upward comparison happens when you compare yourself to people who you feel are superior. 

If you want to love yourself more, stop comparing yourself to others. Oscar Wilde even said: “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

“We can choose to be perfect and admired or to be real and loved.” – Glennon Doyle Melton

Perfection is almost always viewed positively, but experts say striving for it has its downsides. 

Perfectionists are susceptible to episodes of anxiety, frustration, obsessiveness, loneliness, anger, and impatience. Left unchecked, it might even lead to depressive episodes2

So, if it makes you happy, sing that song even when you’re out of tune. Write that story even if it won’t get published. Let the people around you love you for who you are. 

If you want to love yourself a bit more today, remember that you can be less than perfect. 

“Thank God I found the GOOD in goodbye.” – Beyonce Knowles

One of the most uplifting self love quotes we have is by singer Beyonce Knowles: finding the good in goodbye. 

While some people view holding on as a sign of strength, experts remind us that letting go can be just as powerful. When you let go of people, situations, things, you can make room for others and appreciate what you still have. 

You can say that letting go is a way to set your priorities. You may feel the pain and loss, but there are also benefits. So, if a person, thing, or situation no longer contributes to your growth, it’s okay to let go. 

“Real change will come when you focus on yourself.” – Ritu Ghatourey

Flight attendants tell you that when there’s a change in cabin pressure, you need to put your oxygen mask first before anyone else’s – even your kids. 

While some may raise their eyebrows at the advice, experts say it’s the right thing to do. If you pass out, you wouldn’t be able to help others. Even if you put their mask on successfully, being unconscious means you wouldn’t be able to help them for whatever’s coming next. 

Self love is the same. 

Take care of yourself first. Invest in your health and wellness. Take a break even when you’re not tired. Eat healthy, get adequate sleep, exercise more, and spend time and money on your education. 

“Watch what you tell yourself, you’re likely to believe it.” – Russ Kyle

Last on our self love quotes is a game-changer. It’s about how you need to stop criticizing yourself and begin positive self-talk. 

Experts say if you won’t use negative words to criticize others, why would you say them to yourself? Self love means being kind to yourself. So, avoid harsh criticisms and encourage yourself more. 

Do you have more self love quotes that inspire you? Share them with us in the comments section, so others can draw inspiration from them, too. 

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Disclaimer

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Written by

Via Roderos, MD, MBA

Internal or General Medicine


Updated Jul 19, 2022

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