There's nothing selfish or cringe-worthy about loving yourself. It's a key component of having a healthy relationship with yourself and having good self-esteem.
Self-love is cultivated by respecting yourself, your needs and your boundaries, by treating yourself with kindness and compassion, by giving yourself things like rest, movement and nutrition, by forming meaningful connections with others and being patient, forgiving and gentle with yourself - just like you would someone you love.
But self-love is also tied up with who you allow into your life and what you accept as treatment of you.
If your partner, friend or family member spoil you with presents or give you financial stability that's wonderful but they must also love you with respect, with kindness, with forgiveness and patience and by nurturing your soul and looking after your wellbeing - otherwise, it's not healthy love.
Your life, your choice!
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