When you’re feeling down and blue, the best person to turn to is yourself. You can be your own best friend in times of trouble. It requires you to practice self-care and self-love. In a sense, it requires you to be selfish, but in a compassionate and loving way. When you take care of yourself, you are outwardly showing that you want to receive happiness and love in return. You should make sure that you learn how to take care of yourself before you can receive from others.
When we are children, we don’t know much about this world or how it works. We do not know how to take care of ourselves. We look up to our parents or adult supervisors to show us the ropes. But as we become older, we have to learn more and more how to depend on ourselves.
In actuality, we receive help from many different sources. For example, there are government-funded programs to help varieties of people, from abused folks to depressed children. In society, we learn how to make money and exchange it for goods and services produced by the labor of other people. Still, we must learn how to take care of ourselves at a basic level (e.g. hygiene, food, shelter) in order to function in society.
There are many ways in which you can take care of yourself beyond just the basic needs. And, you should find a way to satisfy all those needs and wants. You deserve it!