Why Self-Love Is the Most Valuable Life Skill

Janice Eastman
5 min readJan 26, 2023

Learning to love yourself — a journey to inner growth

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Growing up, I always faced a lot of personal insecurities and low self-esteem. It was only when I discovered the concept of self-love that I started to realize how much of a valuable life skill it was.

Self-love has changed my life and helped me develop an outlook of true self-worth, confidence, and resilience in adversity.

Self-love is something that all of us should strive for, as it is an invaluable provision towards inner peace, as well as greater personal and professional success.

Self-love is the belief that a person is worthy of love and respect, regardless of their individual flaws and imperfections. It is the awareness of one’s strengths and capabilities. And knowing that a person is still valuable and deserving despite any faults.

When self-love is embraced, people can prioritize their physical, emotional, and psychological health. In addition, they can set healthy boundaries with others, cherish relationships and be mindful of their own emotional needs.

For me, self-love has become the center of all the decisions I make in my life. It has become a powerful source of strength, and I know that if I can…



Janice Eastman

From reading my writing, I hope you will begin to break down self-imposed barriers and find your authentic self in the extraordinary story of life.