Your Most Important Relationship

I think that one thing our society has forgotten the value of, is being by yourself. In this modern lifestyle, we are constantly networking, constantly with others, socializing, working, chatting, eating, hanging out. We value those experiences and the relationships we form with others so dearly. But what about the relationship we have with ourselves? Does it even exist? Is it positive? Do we value and love ourselves? Are we able to be alone with nothing but our consciousness? I truly believe that in order to have healthy relationships with those around you, we must first look within at our relationship with ourselves. We have to love and honour ourselves enough to devote time to just being alone in blissful solitude. Whether you read a book, take a walk, meditate, dance in your room to 90s music, or simply just taking a bath, I think it's so beneficial to spend time alone. It's helped me treasure the experience of being with others so much more. I find that because I've given time to my thoughts and myself, when I'm with others, I can fully devote my attention to them. Remember that honouring yourself is not being selfish. For before we can love appreciate and respect others, we must first love, appreciate and respect ourselves.