Common Self-Love Obstacles People Face

By Roz Jones

When you are trying to practice self-love, there will be a few obstacles along the way, which can derail your progress if you aren’t prepared. Being aware of common obstacles can allow you to put preventative measures in place. So, let’s look at some of the most common obstacles caregivers and others may face when trying to practice more self-love.

Toxic People and Relationships

A major obstacle to self-love is toxic people. If you are surrounded by people who drain your energy and have a negative outlook, you’re going to struggle to practice self-love. 

Surround yourself with positive, healthy relationships. While all relationships go through hard times, for the most part they should lift you up and make you feel positively about yourself. So, if you have relationships that cause you more misery than happiness, now is the time to take a step back and focus on healthier, happier relationships.

Feelings of guilt and selfishness

Another big barrier to practicing self-love is feelings of guilt and selfishness. It is common to feel like self-love is selfish. This can lead to feelings of guilt when you attempt to focus more on yourself.

Please understand the importance of self-love. It isn’t just a luxury, it’s a necessity for your health and wellbeing. It certainly isn’t selfish so you should not feel guilty for trying to love yourself more. We cannot love others properly, or care for them for that matter, if we don’t love ourselves.

Check back later this week for more tips on building up your self-love!

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