It’s always the right time to remember the importance of loving oneself, but as we approach the start of the new year, a time when many of us default to thinking about all the things we want to do differently and better, this treatise on self-love feels especially timely.
Written by Alice Grist and titled “How To Be Your Own Perfect Lover,” the article was first published on HelloGiggles, a “positive online community for women” founded by Zooey Deschanel and others, and most recently reprinted on Refinery29.
With a slight caveat that the overall tone of the post is about loving yourself as a starting point for improving your other relationships (romantic and otherwise), the author still offers many worthwhile reminders about how to better appreciate ourselves--and how to keep those other relationships in perspective.
And while statements like “When you are enough for yourself, then anyone else is a bonus” may feel overly aspirational, they’re still aspirational and as such, a good read if you’re in the mood for some inspiration.
Happy new year!
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