Sometimes all we need to do is to look at all we have done and delight in our talents to feel confident!
Once in a while grab a cup of coffee, put your feet up, and turn back the pages. Revisit your work – prose, art, photographs – whatever you create on a daily basis.
Really look, express gratitude for your god given gifts, and take pride in them! Love whatever you do and feel the positivity seep back into your life. How many times have we appreciated someone and restored their self worth!
It’s time to extend that tenderness towards your own work.
Today social media was flooded with loving messages dedicated to moms, sisters, daughters, friends, and coworkers. It was heartening to see the underlying message of self love being poured out there. But we need not wait only for ‘today’ to celebrate the women in our lives and remind them to love themselves first. Care and compassion for self should be a daily reminder. There is nothing selfish about this because when we take some time out to nurture ourselves on a regular basis, we feel stronger and better about ourselves, physically and mentally.
Often times we mistake self care for physical acts alone such as pampering ourselves. True, these are some of the ways but they are short-lived. Self love is a daily process!
What do you say to yourself when you make a mistake or fail at something? Is it “I suck” or “It’s ok, I learned something from this”.
What do you do when someone puts you down? Do you keep quiet or do you stand up for yourself? Do you mumble a soft ‘yes’ or do you politely but firmly say a ‘no’?
This is self care.
Take a break when you are tired. Don’t feel guilty about it.
Learn to say ‘no’.
Speak up. Stop being a doormat!
Take care of your health, physical and emotional.
Carve out time to walk in nature, relish a cup of coffee, journal, meet up with like minded people, read, paint…..whatever your heart desires!
This is self care.
Put yourself first
Take care of your body. Be mindful of what you eat.
Guard your mind. Surround yourself with positive and uplifting folks.
Nurture your spirit. Carve out a special hour or more for yourself each day to pursue a hobby. Soothe your soul with a cup of tea as you watch the sun rise. Hum your favorite songs.
Spend some time under the sun. Breathe.