Definition of Self-love: regard for one’s own well-being and happiness.

Synonyms of Self-love: self-respect, pride, dignity, morale, confidence, assurance, etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs. Readers are encouraged to click external links for more detail. We hope you find them helpful.

Love in fellowship.

An important part of our lives is simply tending to our basic needs… sharing a meal with loved ones, getting enough sleep, setting time aside for haircuts and polishing shoes,
spending leisure time with friends.

As we regain our sanity, we find balance in the basics. Self-love allows us to be responsible for our care, and it puts us in a stronger position to help others, to be creative, and to assert our right to recovery. –Touchstones | More…

The commitment to love ourselves may be a decision we only need to make once, but we may need to take frequent action to implement that choice. However often we need to do it, we can return to that place of self-love.

Each time we do it, we see the rewards of self-love, enhanced creativity, clearer decisions, a stronger connection to the Divine, and a more fulfilling connection to the world around us.

When we love ourselves, it becomes easier to correct our mistakes, admit our wrongs, share our deepest feelings, and love others. Our spirit dances, thrives. –Journey to the Heart | More…

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