- April 11, 2018
- Posted by: joshuaalade
- Category: Lifestyle
1. Commit to doing one nice thing for yourself every day.
Commit to treat yourself every day with loving kindness. This commitment will bring real benefits. It motivates you to take better care of yourself, go after your dreams, and not let people treat you poorly.
2. Listen to yourself.
That is, listen to how you talk to yourself, and the internal tone of voice you use. We often criticize ourselves in our own heads and that brings down our confidence.When you love yourself, you know you’re good enough that you have to stop talking to yourself in negative terms.
3. Forgive yourself.
Forgiveness is a big part of it.It’s hard, because most of us have been getting angry at ourselves for all the things we do wrong all our lives. People get into trouble because they try so hard to be perfect and then they beat themselves up when they’re not. Loving yourself means accepting that you’re stuck inside your own imperfect skin.
Look in the mirror and say, ‘I love you and I forgive you.’
4. Accept yourself as you are right now.
For starters, that means accepting the body that you have today. Body image is a big stumbling block, and so is age. When you love yourself, you try to be the best person you can be in the body that you have, and that’s as much as you can do.
Self-acceptance also means accepting your income and success level as they are.It’s OK not to be making a certain amount by the time you get to a certain age.
Instead, she recommends asking yourself a simple question: “Am I happy with what I’m doing?” She herself sold a successful summer recreation business when she found it was becoming too stressful. “I wound up with less income but I was happier.”
5. Eliminate toxic people in your life and workplace.
This may be easier said than done, but avoid tying yourself to clients, business partners, investors, or employees who make you unhappy.
6. Prioritize your health.
Exercise. Take your supplements and vitamins. Cut out sugar!
7. Stop skipping meals.
People say, ‘I’ve been so busy I had no time to eat today.’ That’s a very unloving thing to do. Grab something, even if it’s just an apple.
Neuroscience tells us that letting your blood sugar sink sends stress signals to your brain. So if you truly can’t stop and grab a meal, make sure you have healthy snacks at your desk.
Don’t forget that when you’re feeling stressed, overworked, or upset, simple breathing exercises can up your happiness quotient dramatically. If you do some deep breathing during the day, you can calm yourself down and not let stress get to you or make you sick.
9. Give yourself a welcoming space.
Make your bed. Take the same approach with your workspace. Make it as orderly as you can. Neatening up your workspace and getting rid of stuff you don’t need will make you feel calmer and more in control. But don’t limit yourself to just decluttering. Make sure you have your environment and office space the way you like it and that it’s a pleasant place for you to work.
10. Buy premium products for yourself.
Does this sound like you?
Very often we spend money on others but we’re cheap with ourselves. The better brand is only a few thousand naira extra, and every time you use it you’re reinforcing to yourself that you’re worth more.