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.
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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