Seven years ago I was going through a particularly crushing breakup when a friend offered advice that I hadn’t considered before. She told me I needed to work on my self love.
I didn’t understand what she meant back then, but it opened a door.
We aren’t taught about emotional healing in traditional schools. It’s not something you learn about in most university classes. It’s rarely a topic of casual conversation or a TV show plot, and yet we all have wounds to heal. Once I started meditating, journaling, and reading books about personal development, I realized that I could level up in life. I could let go of limiting beliefs and I could have the things I wanted, but I had to let go of what weighed me down first.
Healing and self-love sounded woo-woo to me back then, but now I know the truth: It’s selfish