Be kind to yourself

Feeling off is one of the worst feelings ever. You lose your motivation. It throws off your plans. When you’re feeling off, it takes more effort to be positive and to be considerate about everything and everyone.

As much as we hear about the importance of showing kindness, today’s message is for you: be kind to yourself, too. Show patience and love to yourself by not judging how you’re feeling. If you’re feeling blue, find acceptance for how you’re feeling. 

Give yourself the same attention and kind words you’d give someone if they were in your place. Tell yourself words of kindness to remind you: You are beautiful. You are loved. You are one of a kind.

Love your life

When things don’t look or feel the way you want them to, you feel frustrated because you fear you’ll never have the life you envision for yourself.

Your problems separate you from realizing your dreams. Sometimes you don’t see the problems coming. You wonder how long they will last. Or you can’t find solutions for them.

Yet, you can learn to love your life as it is in this moment–despite your simple to complex problems.

There are life circumstances that you can’t control, and for those you must find acceptance. Some life circumstances are meant to grow you, and for those you must humble yourself to the life lessons. 

Don’t wait to love your life until it looks picture perfect. Love your life now, even if you find yourself feeling low or lost. These feelings, the problems,–they’re temporary.

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3 Ways to Love Yourself More

Loving your life starts with loving and accepting everything that is you. Accept your imperfections. Be loyal to your joys. Be patient with yourself during times of self growth.

Loving your life starts by loving the world within yourself.

The inner story you tell yourself on a daily basis reflects in the outer world. Keep your inner self, your inner world healthy.

Hold higher standards for yourself

Set higher standards for yourself. If you think you deserve this, how about believing you deserve something even better?

Don’t fall in the trap of settling for less. Of thinking that you’ll never have what you dream of. Of thinking why bother?

Every single moment you have the power to create the life you dream of. Even though some things are out of your control, so much of your reality depends on your choices.

Let your choices reflect the best things you desire for yourself. Every time you choose your dreams, you’re going to meet some type of resistance: excuses, low self-esteem, the thought it’s impossible, criticism, or impatience.

You’re worthy of your grandest dreams. And your grandest dreams need your faith, loyalty, and patience.

Take care of yourself

Take better care of yourself. Prioritize your body, mental, and emotional health.

Take the steps that lead you back to health. When you feel really stressed take a break. When you feel overwhelmed, simplify your to-do list.

Become aware of your body. Have you been sitting or lying down for too long? Are you feeling stressed? Are you repressing your emotions?

Stand up. Stretch. Breathe in. Breath out.

Be compassionate with yourself

Train your mind to notice even your smallest accomplishments. Train yourself to be loving and compassionate to yourself.

Fill yourself up with encouraging thoughts like I did my best today and leave the day at that. Stop the overthinking about how your day could have gone better.

When things don’t look bright on the outside or in the inside, be fully there for yourself.

If you feel frustrated, feel frustrated. Feel lazy. Feel worried. These emotions indicate your next step.

  • Let your frustrations out of your system. Write down your frustrations or share them with someone.
  • Let yourself have a lazy day. Enjoy a day off: the dirty dishes, the laundry can wait.
  • Explore your worry. As you do, come up with possible solutions and accept what you can’t change.

Do you tell yourself that you deserve better or do you settle for less? Do you take care of your mental, emotional and physical health? Are you the first to be there for yourself during your lows?