When someone learns to start loving themselves more and more each day, it’s incredible how much their lives can change. They become happier. They attract more wealth. Their health improves. Relationships improve, and much more! Over time I have learned the importance of loving yourself, and the impact it can have on one’s life. Below are the most important things I’ve learned when it comes to loving yourself, and the importance of self-care.
Loving Yourself… I truly believe that learning to love, honor, and respect yourself is key elements in happiness. It is about appreciating and accepting whom you are and what you have to offer the world. This is something that I have struggled with, for many years. I always felt it meant one needed to be completely comfortable in their own skin, in order to truly love themselves. That is far from the truth. To love oneself is to have self-respect, positivity, and unconditional self-acceptance. Loving yourself does not mean being arrogant, conceited, or thinking that you are above anyone else.
We all have our own journeys, unique to us. Life is often a voyage of self-discovery, and no one journey is like another. Sadly, many of us will never fully love ourselves until we look a certain way physically, have that job, the boyfriend, etc. We tend to put circumstances before self-love and appreciation. Love is something we can choose on a daily basis, just as we choose anger, joy, or forgiveness toward someone that has hurt us. Today is the day you can start loving yourself unconditionally, with no expectations.
The Importance of Self-Care… Taking care of your own wellbeing will not only help you feel better but will also allow you to give more to those around you. Self-care can be anything that nurtures you on a deep level. Giving to yourself through self-care does not necessarily require high amounts of effort or money. Giving to yourself can be as simple as taking 15 minutes a day for yourself, getting a massage, enjoying a healthy meal, or reading something that inspires you. Self-care can be different for everyone, and only you know what will satisfy your needs. When we do not practice self-care, we can often feel stressed, tired, and emotionally exhausted. It can be easy to forget our own needs, especially when we often find ourselves supplying the needs of others.
Whether you are a busy mum, a college or high school student, or business owner, taking time for yourself has such value. It allows you to give more to yourself and to others. When you feel great, you are able to move through your day with joy, ease, create supportive relationships, and a career you love.
10 tips for Self-Care:
1.) Take 5 minutes in the morning to breathe deeply
2.) Sit and have a cup of tea or coffee. Don’t multitask-just enjoy
3.) Have a warm bath
4.) Take time to take care of your skin
5.) Get a massage
6.) Purchase a new outfit every once in a while
7.) Journal your thoughts and feelings
8.) Invest in your education and study something you love
9.) Read about something that inspires you
10.) Eat healthily, for your mind and body
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