“Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, self-love, caring for the “whole” you, only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others.”
Ever had one of those random 2 AM moments of resolution where you decide to fix your life? You are definitely not alone! I have been there a few times. I don’t quite remember what jostled me, but I eventually decided it was time to really fix my life. Regardless of the time of the day or the reason behind such a decision, the fact is YOU CARE. See, it’s so much easier to say that we care about ourselves and do nothing about it. However, searching for resources on ‘How to fix my life’ and stumbling across blog posts like this is a huge step in the right direction.
This is the push you need to get serious about creating the life you want. The main idea behind the statement ‘fix my life’ is self-love. Over the years whenever the phrase self-love is uttered what comes to mind is exercising more, eating healthy and spending less time on the internet but this is not necessarily the case. There is so much more you can do. #selflove includes both the physical and internal affairs of one’s life. It is more than a cliche or hashtag used on Instagram or twitter. It is a lifelong journey!
Tips to get you started on your path to Self-love, caring for the “whole” YOU:
1. Prioritize yourself
2. Forgive yourself and let go of regret
3. Forgive those who hurt you
4. Make room for new & healthier relationships
5. Set healthy boundaries
6. Be willing to ask for & receive help from others
7. Create achievable goals
8. Celebrate small accomplishments
9. Make time for fun
10. Praise others
11. Try new things
12. Laugh more
Practicing self-love and deciding to ‘fix my life’ is not selfish and it does not make you narcissistic. In fact, it helps you be your best self. You learn more about who you are, and this improves your quality of life and relationship with others. Self-love and self-care are both conscious and mindful decisions one must continuously
make. Like I said earlier, it is a lifetime journey! And one you will be grateful for! Falling in love with yourself is the key that unlocks the door to a lifetime of happiness.