Love thy self!
Self-care is one of those things that we deprive ourselves of, its only natural that we put others needs before ours and neglect ourselves. It’s about time you put yourself first and love thy self.
Take these twelve basic steps to lovingly care for yourself:
1. If it feels wrong, don’t do it
Your unconscious mind tells you through your feelings if something is beneficial for you or not. If it feels wrong then refrain from doing it.
2. Say “exactly” what you mean
Sometimes our language can let us down as our communication level can be poor for whatever reason. So say what you really mean so that there is no doubt in other person’s mind where you are headed.
3. Don’t be a people pleaser
When we please other people at the expense of displeasing our inner soul, we remain unhappy. Remember that you have to live with yourself at the end of the day and not with the person you have chosen to please at the expense of your own happiness.
4. Trust your instincts
Your instincts guide you to live a better life. If you go against your gut feelings then you are refusing the help of your higher self which knows what is best for you and is always guiding you to a better more fulfilled life.
5. Never speak badly about yourself
You blow your own trumpet – after all, nobody else will do it for you. When you speak ill of yourself you are allowing other people a crack into your weakness. You are in effect discrediting yourself which puts other people off trusting you. Give yourself the credit that you deserve.
6. Never give up on your dreams
Your dreams are your future direction. When you lose sight of them you lose a sight of your future path. Your mind is giving you something to look forward to. You strive towards this. Your dreams allow you to escape your mundane life as well.
7. Don’t be afraid to say “No”
Use this word “no” when you really need to. Otherwise, people will weigh you down with whatever they can. If you keep saying yes to everything, you will end up doing a lot of things you are unhappy with.
8. Don’t be afraid to say “Yes”
Saying “no” to everything all the time closes doors on many opportunities. Sometimes it is beneficial to be ambitious and say “yes” if you wish to bring positive changes into your life. You may be pleasantly surprised at the outcome of a “yes”.
9. Be kind to yourself
Kindness begins at home. All too often we tend to be kind to others but neglect ourselves. When we are kind to other people they feel happy – so why can we not feel happiness ourselves by being kind to ourselves?
10. Let go of what you can’t control
When you learn to relax and let everything happen around you as nature intended, you are achieving a closer connection with your higher sense of self.
11. Stay away from drama and negativity
Learn to step away from all the drama and view it all with a degree of detachment. The more drama we indulge in, the more negativity we allow into our lives. Drama can play havoc with our emotional states, mentally as well as physically. So choose to walk away from drama and negativity.
Love is an emotion which fuels the positive state of life. When you love everything and everyone for what they are and sometimes it can be hard, you accept and become non-judgmental and relaxed because you feel happiness and acceptance.
These are some of the basics of living a calm and stress-free life. Begin at home by treating yourself well and others will follow suit and before you know it, you will have achieved your successful full potential aims in life.