Love is an essential need that all humans strive to experience. There are different types of love, such as between a parent and a child or between two romantic partners. But the most often overlooked form of love is that which we show ourselves. In fact, many grapple with the question of “how to love yourself”.

In modern society, self-love can come with a negative connotation of selfishness, inhibiting our ability to develop and display self-love appropriately. To the detriment of many of us, deep and true self-love is almost entirely absent in modern societies. Many of us are living our lives along the surface of our sense of self, sinking some days, swimming others – but most days, treading water with what is.

(Note: This is an incredibly in-depth guide. We suggest pinning this guide to reference in your times of reflection.)