We are celebrating Self-Love Day on February 13. It is an annual celebration to appreciate and understand the importance of self-love. Self-love is one of the most powerful forms of love. It is something that we all have coded inside us. Proponents of self-love believe that it could strengthen a person’s feeling of being loved. The date coincides with Valentine’s week, and it is celebrated so that people can be strong enough to love themselves by the next day and not need a romantic partner on February 14.
History of Self-Love Day
Do you love yourself the most? Most people find it easy to do so, but most people are afraid to admit it. Some people consider self-love to be selfish. That is not true at all. Selfishness stems from the idea that others shouldn’t have it, whereas self-love means trying your best to have the best. Self-love is a strong trait that can help you succeed in life. Self-love is not a new concept; it is an extensively debated topic all over the world. In ancient Greece, self-love was considered one of the six types of love. It is also discussed by Sikhs, Christian theologians, philosophers, and psychologists. However, self-love first entered the mainstream psyche and popular culture during the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the Hippie era of the 1960s. Popular literature and poems have since discussed the topic in depth. It has even helped minorities develop their self-confidence in a society with predominantly White beauty standards in the 1970s.
Self-Love Day is all about understanding the power of self-love and the positive impact it can have on our lives. It can help boost our confidence and courage. It can also help us analyze situations calmly and react as if there is a little more to a person who loves themselves and worries about what others might think.
Christine Arylo started the first Self-Love Day. The day is one day before Valentine’s Day. This day can help you realize the strength of self-love and how different your outlook will be after you realize it. Valentine’s Day is the time when people become miserable about being single. Seeing happy couples enjoying everything around them can wreck a single person’s confidence. But once we understand the power of self-love, we can move on with confidence that you are always loved for who you are.
Self-Love Day timeline
Self-love is discussed in Ancient Greece (‘philautia’) by Aristotle, and it becomes one of his six main types of love.
Augustine, a follower of Aristotle, discusses the love of self and goes as far as saying that the sin of pride is an extreme, a perversion of modest self-love.
Spinoza, a Dutch philosopher, considers self-love to be self-preservation and calls it the highest virtue.
Christine Arylo starts the first Self-Love Day.
Self-Love Day FAQs
How do I start my self-love day?
The best way to start your Self-Love Day is by waking up with positive thoughts and without regrets.
Why is self-love the best love?
Self-love is the best kind of love. It can help us appreciate ourselves better and provide a huge confidence boost. Self-love can help us manage emotionally difficult situations and handle tough things better.
What are the benefits of self-love?
There are numerous benefits to self-love. It can help us develop a healthy lifestyle, have more self-esteem, and acquire satisfaction in life.
Self-Love Day Activities
Take a day off
Use this day to take a day off. Spend the whole day resting to help yourself recover from all the stresses of the world. Self-love also means pampering yourself when you need it.
Go for a solo trip
Do you love solo trips? Then backpack for an adventure where you can enjoy yourself without the company of others. You may discover more things by going on a trip by yourself, but make sure to take care of yourself!
Use the day to meditate if you are not into trips. Think about the importance of your life and your goals. Embarking on an inward journey can teach you more about yourself than anything or anyone ever can.
5 Benefits Of Self-Love
Better control over life
With self-love, we can start to feel more in control of our lives.
A person who practices self-love does not seek approval or validation from others.
Increase in courage and confidence
Self-love leads to visible improvements in courage and confidence.
Happiness without relationships
Self-love can help you find happiness beyond a romantic relationship.
Self-love can motivate a person to achieve health, wellness, and financial goals.
Why We Love Self-Love Day
Better control over life
This day can help us attain better control over our lives, and we love that. With better control over our lives and our feelings, we can be more confident in the things we do.
An increase in happiness
We all love happiness. This day can help us realize the importance of self-love and find happiness in little things about ourselves. If validation comes from within, negativity from other people is less effective.
A day for ourselves
This is a day to spend for ourselves. We love to have a day for self-love.
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