The Importance of Self Love







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At the start of every flight, the stewardess always announces the emergency procedures and reminds you to put your own oxygen mask on yourself before helping anyone around you. This is to ensure your own health and safety before you can have the capacity to help those around you. If you fail to put your own oxygen on and pass out, no one around you can benefit or be helped. 

I like to apply the same principle to my own personal life. In order for me to be the best version of myself, to give and love at my greatest capacity, I have to first love and care for myself. 

Today I wanted to share some ways to love yourself because YOU deserve love!

1. Recognize your limitations. You can't do it all and that's okay. Focus on what can be realistically achieved and put your effort into that.  Knowing when to say no is also a big part of knowing your limitations. 

2. Celebrate your strengths. Make a list of your positive qualities and celebrate them. It's important to recognize what you're good at rather than always focusing on what you want to change about yourself. 

3. Stop comparing yourself to others. I think this is a big thing for many women and it's a major no-no! If you're constantly in competition or comparing yourself to others, it's easy to get down on what you aren't accomplishing in your own life. Rather, be inspired by those around you and be grateful for what you do have. 

4. Take time each day, even if it's a small amount of time, to do one thing for yourself that makes you happy. Maybe that's having a cup of tea and reading for 30 minutes or watching an episode of your favorite TV show. It's important to make time for yourself, no matter how busy your day can be. You will feel a lot better if you have a few moments to indulge in what makes you happy. 

What are some ways you show love to yourself? 



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41 comments

  1. Great post my dear and very useful tips :-) I adore your outfit Rina, especially your embroidered shirt :-)

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  2. I couldn't agree with you more! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a great day!

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  3. I'm always preaching self love! This is such an important post xxx

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  4. Great look! And I love that coat and shirt!
    Off to practice some self love - thanks for the tips!

    The Hidden Thimble

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  5. You look so great! Certainly, self love is an act that must be take importantly and never overlooked.

    Funmi x
    www.funmialabi.co.uk

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  6. the whole set looks like a winner;)

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  7. I love your shirt.So beautiful.I also love the bag.Great points there as well especially the not comparing yourself to others.
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  8. Love that you brought up the plane/oxygen thing. One of my closest friends always reminds me of it and it couldn't be more true! You have to help yourself first in order to help others. So I'm definitely all for giving yourself some love on a daily basis, in order to be able to be your very best and show love to others!

    Hope you had a lovely Valentine's day with your husband, and if I'm not wrong (?!) hope you had a lovely anniversary too! Xx

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  9. Self-love is such an important topic, thank you for the reminder, really needed to hear it today. Your outfit tho is rocking! Love the fur coat and embroidered white shirt! Really killed it girl with he poses!
    XO,
    I AM YASMIN

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  10. You look on point!
    Perfect outfit!

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  11. Great look!
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    Kiss

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  12. I'm so glad you wrote about this and gave some great examples! I so agree with you and I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks you have to love yourself first!

    xoxo from California!

    Paulina
    www.shenska.com

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  13. Loved the bit about stop comparing yourself to others. Hard to do, but it is so effective! Loved the outfit too :)

    Catherine
    http://www.thestylesynapse.com/

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  14. great post :)
    have a nice day :)

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  15. I agree I am always comparing myself to someone else and it instantly puts me in a bad mood, definitely something to work on for me.

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  16. I absolutely love this post. I'm all for self love :) Loving the outfit!
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  17. That coat is so fab! I agree with you about the self-love. I have a few little self-love rituals which make me happy, like eating a nice fruit salad for breakfast, doing yoga, and watching my fave shows on the weekend.
    xx

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  18. These are the best pointers! We are so quick to criticize ourselves for our failings and we don't allow ourselves that time for ourselves. It's so important to take time out of each day for ourselves for our happiness and wellbeing!

    Ellie
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  19. Everything is perfect on you! Great post!

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  20. i couldn't agree more -- loving yourself is so important! and girl i am loving your pants and coat! so so chic! xo, sharon

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  21. What a good post!!! I agree with you dear!
    I love your outfit,
    Emma
    www.emmalovesfashion.com

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  22. I love your post, Rina. You are totally right. And I must add that if you don't love yourself, no one will. You have to do the work first.
    X
    Miri

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  23. Perfect suggestions and great look Rina, you are always so trendy!
    Kisses, Paola.
    Expressyourself

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  24. such a great blog post, I completely agree :)

    www.londonstylegirl.com

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  25. I always love your tips babe and you are looking amazing here! I axtually have a LOVE tattoo to remind me to love myself first before anything else... if we dont then how can we love anyone else..it helps so much :) xx

    www.fashionjazz.co.za

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  26. Guau Rina Estás fantástica.
    Me encanta tú abrigo y la camisa bordada y los pantalones un pedazo de look diez. Un fuerte beso.
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  27. Great post, I very like your combination, have a nice day :)

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  28. Really love these tips you've shared, saying no can be quite difficult some times but have learnt there should be balance. Thanks for sharing. Love your top btw.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

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  29. You always have great tips ;)
    Nice post and your outfit, love it.
    xx

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  30. Great post and I LOVE that bag! Beth x
    www.ohsoaugust.com

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  31. Lovely post!!! You look so pretty

    xx
    Mónica Sors
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  32. You definitely have to take time for yourself- so true! And loving this outfit, babe!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  33. I love this post, you look amazing. Your bag is stunning.

    Blonde in Cashmere

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  34. beautiful outfit and really some nice words to read those days :)
    holiday greetings from the hotel meran schenna
    Claudia

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  35. I looooove this post!! I wrote a similar one on Valentine's Day. So funny that we are on totally the same wavelength! Hope you had an amazing Valentine's Day babe <3

    xx, Amy
    http://www.theluxilook.com

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    1. Thanks Amy! Great minds definitely think alike! Have a great weekend!

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  36. What a wonderful post and points my dear Rina! I am so glad to see we have so many common interests about self improvement! And style of course! I find not comparing ourselves to others is life saving! Comparison is the thief of joy, and what's worse is we usually tend to compare our beginning to someone else's peak! When it comes to loving myself, I try to treat my self as I would to my very dearest friends. To not judge, to forgive, to take good rest, good nutrition and good care overall.
    Thanks for sharing one more inspiring post and have an amazing weekend!
    xoxo
    Stella
    www.stellaasteria.com

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  38. Great post babe and incredibly chic outfit. I totally agree with your suggestions for self-love. I just recently posted about this very same topic. The recent holiday and winter blues sure can do a number on a person, which is why I'm so glad you shared these points.

    BIG hugs,
    Desirée | www.fashionlingual.com

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  39. So uplifting. Love it

    Pixelhazard | Bright Green Laces

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  40. I love this post. I think celebrating one's strengths and not comparing are one of the most important ways to practice self love!

    ­­Subomi|My Fashion Musings

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