I’m sure this isn’t the first time you’ve encountered the words “self-love”. It’s a trending topic, especially after lockdowns started and millions of people were experiencing bouts of depression.
Our world is slowly transitioning into a post-pandemic lifestyle, and people are taking the lessons from the last three years with them, especially when it comes to mental health.
Self-love isn’t just a fad word. You might read or hear about it everywhere, but it’s a valuable concept to understand, especially for moms (and dads too).
What is self-love?
In a nutshell, it means treating the self with kindness, respect, and compassion. It includes not just the actions you do for yourself, but the words you use to talk to yourself, too.
Being a mother is one of the most challenging jobs in the world, a daily journey that tests our limits and ability to cope with multiple challenges at any given moment. Trust me, I’m a mom, so I know how it feels, even if our stories are different.
Amazing Self-Love Quotes to Remember
“You were born to be real, not to be perfect.”
“Be proud of who you are and not ashamed of how someone else sees you.”
“That person you’ve b een waiting for to change your life?
Take a look in the mirror, that’s the person you’ve been waiting for.”
“You don’t need to be perfect to inspire others.
Let others be inspired by how you deal with your imperfections.”
“Loving yourself is about fully accepting all the experiences that shaped who you are today.”
“Be the love you never received.” – Rune Lazuli
“I know what I bring to the table… so trust me when I say I’m not afraid to eat alone.” – Unknown
“Compassion for others begins with kindness to ourselves.” – Pema Chodron
“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” – Jean Shinoda Bolen
“Even when it seems that there is no one else, always remember there’s one person who never ceased to love you. Yourself.” – Sanhita Baruah
“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of life, but define yourself.” – Harvey Fierstein
“We can’t be so desperate for love that we forget where we can always find it; within.” – Alexandre Elle
“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” – J.K. Rowling
“Breathe darling, this is just a chapter. It’s not your whole story.” – S.C. Laurie
“Life tried to crush her, but it only succeeded in creating a diamond.” – John Mark Green
“Most of the time I am doing the best that I can, and that is okay. It means I have not given up on myself and that I am slowly becoming the person I’ve always wanted to be.”
How quotes can help moms learn self-love
Quotes may be just words, but the greatest people in history were known to memorize and use quotes all their lives, borrowing wisdom from those who came before us.
Because it’s so easy to get sucked into the daily grind and chaos of being a parent, we need to learn how to tap into that endless source of wisdom. We shouldn’t let our negative self-talk overpower our capability to do amazing things.
And more importantly, we shouldn’t let the negativity of the world drain our ability to love. When we embrace and love ourselves, truly and completely, we are better able to extend that love to others, especially to our families.