Loving yourself, self love, that is what everyone recommends when you are looking for love in your life. And no mater how cliche it sounds, loving yourself is not only a way to accept yourself, but also to set your norms and values. Know what you are worth.
Know what you are worth, know how you are put together, what your good and bad qualities are, how you like to see yourself, how you like to hold on, comfort and support yourself. Love yourself before you allow someone else. Learn from your past, from your mistakes, accept your mistake, and grow. You are your past, you are your present, you are your mistakes and your lessons. You are yourself, you develop, you want to grow and you want to feel worthy, you want people to treat you with dignity. And that’s why you love yourself. You love yourself, to be able to give that same love and to be able to expect from someone else.
If you love yourself, accept yourself and respect yourself, you know how you should be treated. Then you discover a love, one that you understand, one that supports you and comforts where necessary. Love that complements you instead of shading.