The internet is inundated with ideas on self-love, self-care and self-help but what seems to be missing is an explanation for why these things are needed in the first place. Yes, we could all use time for relaxation and self-care, but self-love stresses the need to care for how we feel about ourselves without posing the deeper question of how we see ourselves. Since self-love and self-awareness are so invariably linked, it makes sense that having the clearest picture of ourselves would be the start of navigating the rest.
To that end, it’s easier to feel good about ourselves and see ourselves in a softer light when we are actually doing better. It’s self-awareness, not self-love, that gives us the ability to see ourselves clearly and make wiser decisions. This allows us to actually do better and accomplish more of what we want. Self-awareness is a conscious knowledge of one's own character, feelings, motives and desires, and it is this that helps us recognize when to explore deeper into what makes us tick and highlights for us how to grow from there.
Uncover who you really are so you can start giving yourself what you truly need.