Self-love and self-compassion are two validating traits that everyone should know how to engage in, regardless of how they were raised. Many mothers raise their daughters to view self-love as an act that promotes conceitedness and pride, when it actually is an important form of self-care. When someone engages in self-criticism instead of self-love, they tend to overwhelm themselves with self-doubt, which has a direct impact on their self-esteem. It is much more beneficial to practice self-love and compassion by taking the time to be kind to yourself and others.
- “Self-love” has become popular nowadays, but some think that there is a fine line between self-love and being a narcissist.
- Self-compassion is a better term, because it doesn’t make others think you are being conceited.
- Self-compassion involves being kind to yourself instead of critical, and can help all unloved daughters.
“Just as compassion involves feeling for the experiences of others and extending kindness and understanding to them, so self-compassion involves caring for the self in the same way.”