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Little Ways to Achieve Self Love

Previous, I posted about how I tend to be harder on myself than I am on others. Self love is not easy – there are times where I just don’t feel deserving of love. Here are some small helps that I have found or others have shared with me that helped bring us one step closer to self love.

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Self Love Jar.


This is something I saw on Pinterest. You (and/or your loved ones) write down something about you that they love or appreciate. Then when you’re feeling down, you can go to this jar and pick out a lovely little note.

Accepting that Bad Days Happen.

Sometimes I have days where I just want to stay in bed and not move. My struggle with depression means that I have to accept that there are days where I feel like everything is horrible and I “just can’t.” It happens and I’m working on moving past it instead of dwelling on it.

Don’t Be Afraid to Say No.

Don’t want to do something? Say no. So many times I’ve caught myself asking WHY I’m even doing something I’m dreading. Because someone asked and I wanted to be nice and say yes. However, on the other hand…

Don’t Be Afraid to Say Yes!

I find that sometimes there are things (like doing a mud run) that I wouldn’t do unless I was asked! It also sucks to miss out on something fun just because I was worried about going (such as going to an event alone).

Balance Your Rewards.

It can be tempting buy a million things for yourself as a “reward” but one thing I try to keep in mind is that I cannot rely on rewarding myself with something physical. Yes that new top is cute but let’s work on giving myself words of praise instead of an item. It’s better for my wallet too  haha.

QOTD: How do you work towards self love?

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22 thoughts on “Little Ways to Achieve Self Love

  1. These are great tips. Surrounding myself with positive people and having friends who I can have honest conversations with and share that I am having a bad day or not feeling so good about myself is very helpful. Sometimes I just need to call it a day, get into bed, watch some trashy TV and go to sleep early.

  2. That balance the rewards idea is my favorite – it’s hard not to feel entitled sometimes when we’ve achieved something (“I deserve this because I…”) and it’s great that you’re limiting it to something other than an item! <3

  3. Running is my self love…it’s something I do for me so I can be a better parent/wife/person in general. It’s taking care of me when I sometimes need it most, which is so hard right now being injured. Self care is pretty low on the priority list unfortunately right now.

  4. The jar is a great idea! I have a drawer full of cards from friends…thanking me for various things, birthday cards, friendship cards, etc. Even if I’m feeling good, I love reading through the notes from friends 😉 And when I’m down…these little notes really brighten my day.

  5. That jar is such a brilliant idea, think I may have to start one! The balance between being yes/no is so delicate, but also so important to treating yourself well.I wish more people could say no to the wrong things and YES to the right things 🙂

  6. Such a great post! I love the jar idea – I am going to try that!! We need to love ourselves more. I am learning to say No more to things if I really don’t want to do it. Life is too short. 🙂

  7. I think self-love is especially hard for women in this day in age. We are surrounded by so many messages of what we should be that it can be hard just to be ourselves!
    I love the love jar idea!
    I struggle with depression myself, so I get those days. Keep up the good work of loving you!!

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