“Main toh apni favorite hoon.”
When the flamboyant ‘Geet’ from ‘Jab We Met‘, said this line, we all smiled at her child-like innocence. This seemingly simple line has more depth to it than we can perceive. If you have watched the movie you would have noticed that life was great for Geet as long as she was her own ‘favorite.’
Believe it or not, but this is honestly one of the most useful pieces of advice you’ll ever come across. To be your own favorite means to be in love with yourself before falling in love with anyone else. And as long as this self-love doesn’t become arrogance, it is an absolute requirement for a happy life. It turns you into an upgraded version of yourself.
Here are 7 good reasons why loving yourself is necessary.
1.You have stood by yourself through thick & thin
Remember the times when you thought that it couldn’t get any worse, whether it was a big break-up, losing a loved one, or any unimaginably difficult situation, and you were all alone? But today, here you are, having moved on from that, with a fresh perspective towards life. A better and stronger you. And you are the one who helped yourself through that. Yes, you and you alone were there at such difficult times.
2.You will radiate joy and positivity
Ever noticed that even when you are having a bad day, some people can cheer you up with their positive outlook for everything? There are people who are always a joy to be around because they keep smiling through the biggest predicaments, instilling everyone with a faith and hope of a better time. There’s always a way if you look hard enough. Be that person.
3.You will take better care of yourself
When you love yourself, you’ll work at taking care of yourself. You wont have to be coaxed to go to the gym, for you love yourself and you want yourself to look great and stay fit. You’ll take out some ‘me-time’ on the busiest of days, to sit back, relax, and pamper yourself. And that would make life so much simpler than before. After all, we do take out time from our busiest schedules for the people we love, right?
4.You’ve been a source of joy for so many people
When you get into the ‘self-pity’-mode, and feel that you are the most useless person on the planet, it is best to take a day off and go see your parents or grandparents. The smile on their faces when you give them a surprise visit will make you realize that you are their primary source of joy.
5.You will build up confidence
With self-confidence, you already win half the battle, no matter what it is. You are fearless, willing to take risks, and more trust your abilities.
6.You will become a thousand times more attractive than before
Whether it is a guy or a girl, what makes a person irresistible, other than physical appearance? Confidence. When you are confident you will light up every room you walk into. And they always say, to make others fall in love with you, first fall in love with yourself. They’re right.
7.You tend to make better decisions
We don’t like seeing the people we love in trouble. And hence, when you love yourself, you will automatically be able to choose the best available alternative for yourself, thus ensuring smooth sailing towards your destination.
So the next time someone makes you feel worthless or you yourself feel that way, remind yourself that you are your own favorite. All that negativity is just not you. Love yourself and see your life getting brighter than ever.
Originally posted 2016-03-01 08:01:54.