Love yourself. It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out.” – Jenn Proske‘Charity begins at home’, as a cliché it is so overly quoted. But it holds a profound truth, that to leave a lasting impact in life, you need to be healthy and live a wholesome life. Your ability for sharing and caring will increase manifolds if you inculcate tremendous self-belief. And of course, self-love that gives immense power and fulfilling life.Until that respect is there for self, others will also follow your lead. Most of the time a person makes a decision to please others and out of a feeling of guilt. While it is important to live in harmony and empathy, it is equally important to respect your own self.Some people equate self-love with selfishness. But that’s not true. When your thinking leads you astray in this manner, it becomes difficult to take good care of yourself. Obliterate that restrictive belief from your cognizance. Ensure to face the world with a new belief that resonates in your mind, ‘I need to take care of my needs first.’ To be the best version of yourself, you need to love yourself and ignite your soul in self-appreciation.It feels natural to take good care of your body, mind, and spirit. It’s true that love begets love to enable you to spread goodness. You will have more energies to share when you are in accord with your own self. It has a reflective impact on how we see ourselves and how we treat ourselves. Being a recipient of love is possible if you are content, happy and confident in self-belief.Another aspect that substantiates the phrase of self-love is that no one has a better comprehension of your innermost feelings and desires than you do. Your experiences are your own, your pain is also very personal. Even when you try to share with others, they may empathize, but never quite experience life the same way you do. For another person to know you in totality, is rare and cannot equal your own perception of self. When you hold yourself in high esteem, you’re more likely to select things that foster your happiness and assist you well. These things may be in the form of eating healthy, exercising or having healthy relationships.It is also important in setting boundaries in relationships and having a clear understanding. As you value yourself, you’re more likely to have fulfilling relationships. Your relationship with yourself sets the character for the relationships you have with others. When you treat yourself with love and respect, you give others a similar perspective. I have seen first-hand a lack of self-love can derail someone’s career and chances for success.So, stand tall. It’s self-appreciation. Not selfishness.