So today I’m lining out some of the strategies that have helped shape the person that I am today. My hope is that if you are struggling with loving yourself that these things can help you too.
One of the first things I do when I wake up in the morning (and the last thing I do before I go to bed) is meditating. Meditation is good for the soul. And I know what you’re probably thinking “I can’t meditate.” I used to be one of those people too. But what it really comes down to is mind over matter. You can’t because you don’t think you can. But if you think you can, then you can.
A few people that have really helped open me up to the idea of meditating and the power that it can bring to me are Abraham Hicks, Michael Sealy, and Agnes Vivarelli. Try it. What have you got to lose?
Essential oils are the best natural mood boosters on the planet. There are many benefits to using essential oils when it comes to practicing self-care but one of my favorite things about them is their natural ability to boost my mood quickly. Essential oils like sweet orange, lemon, and peppermint can help elevate your mood and alleviate things like anxiety and depression.
I’ll admit I have been slacking on this one (except for this morning when I made myself drink some lemon water) but that’s only because I have been traveling. Now that I’m home I can get back into the swing of things which means at least three glasses of ice-cold water (I know it should be 8 but I really love tea ok) each day. Water helps keep you hydrated and keeps your skin looking great. The better you look and feel, the more chance you have of getting in-tune with yourself.
For me writing in my journal is a time of reflection. This is the time where I can sit down and let everything out and then reflect upon the choices I’ve made. It’s like I have my own little world where I can share all my secrets and desires and no one judges me. It’s a great tension reliever.
If you’re new to the world of journaling, this guided journal from intelligent change is awesome.
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