Loving yourself doesn’t mean you’re arrogant or vain, it doesn’t mean you’re self-absorbed or cocky.
Loving yourself means that, no matter what goes wrong in your life, you are your own best friend and you’ll get yourself through it. No matter how many relationships don’t work out or how many people you lose, you still have a best friend in you.
Loving yourself means that you won’t accept bad treatment from others because you know you deserve better. It means that you won’t treat others badly because you’re happy enough in your own skin not to project your insecurities onto other people.
Loving yourself means you’re not needy – you’re quite happy to enjoy your own company and quite confident that your company is enjoyable to others.
Loving yourself means that you won’t make yourself small to avoid shining too brightly. It gives you the courage to do the things that make you happy.
Loving yourself means you don’t beat yourself up when you make a mistake, but congratulate yourself on learning from it.
Because if you’re not on your own side, what chance have you got?
So go on, drop the modesty that’s been drilled into you for way too long and give yourself permission to wholeheartedly and unabashedly love yourself. You deserve it.