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It's Time To Take A Step Back And Realize What's Important In Your Life

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By Skylar Jones

We as humans need to take some time to step back and ask: what is important?

Is it the likes? Is it the fame? Is it the status? Is it the appraisal? To be noticed and fancied after? Maybe you have it in your mind that you want the world’s attention? Or maybe you just want to feel needed behind it all?

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Why, as humans, do we feel like we need gratification from others? Why do we need approval and praise from people who are only online or with us until they are done with us, done using us?

It’s time that we realize what is important, and what’s important is self-love.

Self-love is important! It is the backbone of all of us, and it is what we need most out of ourselves to be the best we can be.

To wake up with self-love and positivity is what is important, not that next photo, or that next relationship, or that next date. Those can be important in their own right, but without self-love, none of it would ever be enough.

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Why do we chase after material things knowing that it will never bring satisfaction? Knowing how so many material things will only bring us heartache and trouble.

Is that what humans have come to? Breaking their backs and body all for the world to worship them?

To each their own, but we all know in our minds at the back of our heads what is important. It’s what is important that matters most!

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Material things aren’t what is important, and they don’t bring us the type of satisfaction that we truly desire. Purchasing material items for ourselves is not a form of self-love, despite what we believe.

Self-love is finding confidence in yourself and accepting who you are as a person.

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What’s important is the message that you send to your loved ones or that they send to you.

It’s waking up in the morning and believing that the day will be a blessed day. It’s waking up knowing that today will be a success no matter what hardships you are going through.

It is easier said than done, and trust me, I know that! In that same sense, I know that you can do it because we all have the mindset as humans to push through! You just have to pull that mindset out.

You just have to believe that the most important thing is loving yourself and putting that love into the world.

We all have a story to tell, so know that it is important to express your story! Your words and actions can go a long way, so be unapologetically you and be positive.

That’s what is important! Be the change you want to see in the world, but first be the change you want to see in yourself.

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Skylar Jones is a writer who provides a voice for women on topics of heartbreak, relationships, and career. She has had bylines on SheSaid and Unwritten, among others. Visit her author profile for more.

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This article was originally published at Unwritten. Reprinted with permission from the author.