If there's one thing I owe to my years of practicing and teaching yoga, it's the ability to listen.
And if you were to ask me what my biggest accomplishment is, besides graduating from Brown I'd probably say it's my ability to tune in to what's happening within and to respond to it appropriately.
This skill happens to play a critical role in creativity.
The creative ideas that feel really exciting tend to come in little snippets. They don't come to you fully formed; you have to feel them out, to listen closely, to take it step by step.
It would be easier if the whole path was illuminated ahead of you, but usually only the next step is visible. You just have to put one foot in front of the other and trust.
Meditation helps; yoga helps. Whatever you do to get still and listen is a helpful practice if you're a creative person, I think. Really, this is an invaluable skill for any human.
Your self-love depends on knowing what your needs and desires are and responding appropriately. To me, this is the very definition of self-love.