Self Love Practices to Take into 2020
We often spend our time worrying about so many people in our lives that we forget to concentrate on the most important person of all, us. Many people are taught to help others and stay busy with important thing and that focusing solely on oneself is being selfish, but it truly is a vital part of living a healthy life.
Without practicing self-care every once in a while, we can easily feel overloaded, drained and stressed out. Creating a healthy balance where you can look and feel your best, while also helping others is a great way to live life.
To give you some inspiration to on how you can get 2020 started off right, try some of these self-love tips:
It may sound cliché to say that “you have to learn to love yourself before you can love another”, but this is one of the truest statements you will ever hear. Without being able to the love the person you are, your body, your mind or your soul, it can be very difficult to love others or even have them love you in your entirety.
By constantly holding yourself back and beating yourself up, you fall into a trap that lowers your self-worth, which is exactly what others will see as well. Learn to build yourself up and love everything that makes you unique.
Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
A great way to set yourself up for failure and disappointment is by constantly comparing yourself to others around you. Why do it? What can you gain from it?
Focus on the life you want and the goals you would like to achieve and stop worrying about what others are doing. We are all on a personal journey in life and no one will ever be exactly like someone else. Our lives and experiences up to this point have been different, so there is no reason to have expectations based on where other people are in life.
Out with the Negative People in Life
Everyone will have a range of people and personalities that revolve around their life. Some are positive influences and others are more negative. For some reason, people are more easily influenced by negative people and comments, which send us down an unhappy spiral.
Take the time to really choose who you spend time with. Surround yourself with encouraging people who lift your spirit and help you feel your best.
Baby Steps to Healthy Habits
Lots of people say it’s easy to just eat healthy, exercise and be happy, but the actual steps to do these things can feel quite difficult at times. Instead of diving in headfirst and changing your lifestyle at the drop of a hat, create a plan to take baby steps into a happier and healthier lifestyle.
Start by adding some healthier food options into every meal, drink a little more water every day, instead of using an elevator or escalator, try walking up and down the stairs. Look at your currently lifestyle and see where you can make minute changes that could have a huge impact on your health and wellbeing.
Start a Journal of Gratitude
Another popular method to lift your spirits and start the day off right is by jotting down one thing we are grateful for each day. It doesn’t have to be a deep and meaningful journal entry, just a single sentence of gratitude is all it takes.
This journal will not only collect the positives in your life, but it also forces you to reflect on the good things that you do have in your life. Not everything will be always be perfect, and sometimes it’s hard to see the good through the bad but taking a moment to find those good things can make a huge difference.