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Why It's Important to Love Yourself First

Updated: Feb 17, 2021

Love is in the air, and especially around Valentine's Day, emotions may be running high. But it's always a great time to celebrate, and Valentine's Day is just a reminder of that. When we approach the act of love with an open heart, we will vibrate on that frequency daily and receive it back as a result.

Love comes in many forms, and it amazes me how many types of different relationships exist. For instance, did you know that there are various forms of polyamorous relationships? Polygamy is the practice of having more than one spouse, while polygyny means having more than one wife and polyandry, more than one husband. Monogamy is the practice of being in a committed relationship with just one person. Still, some people practice monogamy with one partner but are committed to being part of a polyamorous relationship.

There are LEVELS!

Whatever kind of love you practice, the most important thing is to be safe and transparent with your partner(s). Everyone deserves the chance to make an informed decision about their relationship. Emanate the same love and transparency that you want to receive in return. Before jumping into a relationship, especially if you've had to recover from a toxic one, take the time to love you and start practicing self-care.

Self-care is one of the most important aspects of love because we cannot give out what we don't have for ourselves. Whatever makes you happy- taking a long, hot bath, a little retail therapy, hanging out with your closest friends or family members, cooking a fantastic meal- do it!

I'm a foodie, so part of my self-care involves spoiling myself by making fabulous meals at home that awaken my palette. I fell in love with Chef Simpson's recipe for this delicious jerk seafood boil. Nom nom! Now, that's cooking with love!

Learn your personal love language and how to master that language for yourself first. When you achieve that level of self-fulfillment, happiness, and love, you'll never settle for less than you deserve. Cheers to loving on you!

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