Are you confused about if there is a difference in Self Care (a word everyone is throwing around) and Self Love? Self Love is our theme for February.
Above is a clip from my IGTV, where I talk with Lori Gaylor, MS LPC about this and more.
I have strong feelings that they are very different. Self Care to me is getting your hair done, getting a facial, going for a massage, making that doctor appointment you have been putting off.
Self Love is what comes from within and is what encourages you that you are worth doing the above things for yourself without guilt, or at least with less guilt.
I also feel like there is a difference in Self Respect and Self Love. For example, I think someone like Kim Kardashian for sure has self love, does plenty of self care, but I'd question if she has self respect. I think anyone can have self love, it doesn't require being a good person. Self respect requires character, which requires awareness and some people either choose to not be aware of their actions or they just don't care. It is also hard to have self respect if you don't respect others, laws, etc.
It would be hard for a criminal to possess self respect when they don't respect laws, the people their actions affect, but it is certainly possible for them to love themselves in their unawareness.
Join me on Thursday, January 11 at 2pm Eastern (or anytime after for the replay) as we continue our discussions on Self Love and this week our topic is Friendships. I will be talking with my BFF for over 25 years.
Do you need more self love, self care, or self respect in your life? You may even need more of all three. Leave any questions below.