02/03/2022 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/03/2022 16:10
Main Line Health King of PrussiaFebruary 3, 2022Behavioral HealthBy Lauren Weinberg, LCSW
February is a month to celebrate our most treasured relationships with our romantic partners and loved ones. However, February could also be a time to strengthen our most vital relationship with ourselves by way of self-love. This month could signify defining what it means to love and honor yourself while being gentle, forgiving and unapologetic with who we are. In the wise words of Brene Brown, "In a society that says 'Put yourself last,' self-love and self-acceptance are almost revolutionary."
But for many, the finding of love causes a great deal of frustration and unhappiness.
And what about self-love and its significance to our happiness? Whether you're single, happily in a relationship, or in a complicated one, it's a loving relationship with ourselves that sets the foundation for all of our other relationships and is the secret to having fulfilling ones, too."In a society that says 'Put yourself last,' self-love and self-acceptance are almost revolutionary." - Brene Brown
Self-love is not the same as being narcissistic or selfish.
Rather, it means having a positive regard for your own well-being and happiness. When we inherit an attitude of self-love, we have higher levels of self-esteem. We are able to disarm our inner critic, celebrate our positive qualities and accept our negative ones. Additionally, learning to love ourselves enables us to emotionally connect and foster healthier relationships with others.
During the month of February, and on Valentine's Day, don't forget to celebrate loving yourself. Below are a few suggestions for making February the month for cultivating self-love:
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Need support in learning to love yourself? We're here for you.
Main Line Health's dedicated team of psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, counselors, addiction specialists and social workers provide state-of-the-art, evidence-based treatment for behavioral health concerns, complemented by compassionate care for your mind, body and spirit.
Main Line Health serves patients at hospitals and health centers throughout the western suburbs of Philadelphia. To schedule an appointment with a specialist at Main Line Health, call 1.866.CALL.MLH (225.5654) or use our secure online appointment request form.