Learning to love yourself and building a healthy level of self-esteem creates emotional resilience and makes you feel more alive. It encourages you to take care of your mind and body and makes it easier to create loving and meaningful relationships with others.
Often our minds can become overrun with feelings of anxiety or despair, which dampens our self-worth and unltimately our self-love.
Humans are pack animals - we thrive in a loving and supportive community. There is growing evidence that those people who lack close friendships and bonds are more likely to suffer from depression.