Today I wanted to share this post with you.. I believe that it’s so important to love yourself.. To be nice to yourself and to treat yourself as your own best friend. This is something that I have been practicing for the last 7 years. Before I never loved myself. I was mean to myself and I always used to put other people first. I always worried what people thought of me and my happiness was basically depend on how other people treated me and how they saw me. At one point that changed. I have learned that you have to be happy first in order for the people around you to be happy as well. And if they don't accept you for who you are, they are not for you and I think that it’s not bad to realize this and to be able to say to yourself, I am not everyone's cup of tea because you can't everyone is different and everyone has a different perspective in life and sometimes it’s in harmony with yours and sometimes it’s not and that’s okay. Today I wanted to share 3 tips to love yourself more every day:
1. Start each day with gratitude.
This is something that I love to practice every day, I make a list of everything that I am grateful for and it can be as small as three things. Seeing where you are grateful for and knowing how blessed you already are can really helps you to feel better about yourself, It’s always so easy to dwell on the things you don’t have (yet) because you think someone else has more, a nicer family, more money, a bigger career, etc. The grass always looks greener on the other side. But if you just stand still and think about the things you already have or what you already have achieved you can feel grateful and work towards your goals and the things that you want in life. I love to be inspired by others and as soon as I catch myself thinking she has a better life than me, I remind myself where I came from and I say to myself I can work towards a life like that. But remember because we are all different the things that someone else has that makes them happy doesn’t necessarily mean that if you get them too, that they will make you happy as well. You really have to listen to your gut and find out what things make you feel happy not just for a moment, but what makes your soul happy. I think that that’s were real happiness lies. Now I can see you thinking how will I know what makes my soul happy that will bring us to the next point.
2. Meditate everyday (for as little as 5 minutes).
I think that through meditation you can really become who you really are, I always love to do a guided meditation asking myself who am I, What do I want, What is my purpose in life and Where am I grateful for. I think these are the most important questions you can ask yourself. And I am asking them to myself every day through meditation. Often I find myself in my head thinking all kinds of things, But I have learned that if you are more silent you can really find out who you are and where your passions are and what you want in life. Your mediation can be as short as 5 minutes a day but after, you will feel so much more refreshed and renewed.
3. Let go of what you cannot control.
I have to be completely honest with you I struggle with this every day. I would love to control everything and I think that it’s safe to say that I can be a real control freak. But I try to remind myself that there are things that happened outside you that you can’t control like for example: being stuck in traffic or how other people see or treat you. You cannot control these things that happened outside you, you can only control how you react to those things that will happen regardless, for example when you are stuck in traffic you can put on some nice music and sing along, you can take the time to have some time to relax and watch your surroundings. Or with other people when they say something negative about you, you can think to yourself. I am who I am and if this person doesn’t like me then that's their decision I will not waste my precious energy on someone who is mean to me or doesn’t like me. I will spend my energy on real friends and people that truly like me and want to be with me who like me for who I am. I know that I make it sound much easier then it is, even for me believe me. But I think that if you try to find the positive in bad situations you will feel so much better about yourself and knowing that you can only control your perspective how you perceive the world and make sure that it’s a nice world for you.
Well here are some things that I love to practice every day to love myself more and more and to be happier in life. I hope I can inspire you and I will see you soon with some new inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by, and Have a lovely day.
With lots of love and gratitude.