Say this out loud!
Self-love is something that both men and women should master. When your heart is full of love, your cup will overflow with it, and sharing them with everyone will come naturally!
Contrary to popular belief, self-love doesn't equate to selfishness. The latter happens when one is coming from the energy of scarcity and lack while self-love is about establishing healthy boundaries, honoring and putting your mental and emotional health first.
Even in the Bible it says, "love your neighbor as you love yourself" it never said, "love others more than you love yourself". Love is not about martyrdom.
"Practicing self-care, and prioritizing self-love & self-healing is never selfish. When you aim for balance within, it brings more harmony into your life. You cannot give what you do not have, so make sure that your cup is always full so you don't get drained helping others.
When you heal yourself, you also inspire others to do the inner work necessary to make their lives better. In return, the people around you would learn how to be self-reliant, by then, the cycle of co-dependency and other toxic traits may end.
When you remove your self-limiting beliefs and start being mindful of self-care, self-love, and self-talk, you will no longer tolerate other people's garbage being thrown at you.
Co-dependency will stop once you heal the part of you that has always needed others' validation and approval.
You are worthy of love and respect, therefore you will give that to other people. And if they repay that with rudeness? Erase them from your life.
If anything is confusing you, just remember, choose your own peace of mind.