Self-love Tips 02
Celebrate your wins
It's so easy to focus on our shortcomings or our failures and we don't spend enough time celebrating when we do well. I think the 'british way' is to not act or feel too boastful, but taking some time to acknowledge when you've done something well is not something to be ashamed of and will really give you a nice little self-esteem boost!
Try something new!
Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone might not feel good at the time, but seeing yourself achieve something new is a massive self-esteem boost, plus you might find a new hobby and hobbies are great for good mental health!
Stop criticising yourself!
It's a very common habit, but self-criticism is so damaging to our self-esteem and feelings of self-love. If you wouldn't say it to your best friend then don't say it to yourself! Simple as that!
Get some sleep!
There's not a lot that a bit of sleep won't make a bit better! When you're feeling overwhelmed, stressed or cranky sleep can often be a massive factor in why you feel that way! Turning off devices 2 hours before bed, leaing lots of time between your last meal and bed-time and magnesium baths are just a few of the things you can do to help improve your quality of sleep!
Practice gratitude daily!
Spending a small amount of time each day to focus on the positives in your life can do wonders for your mental health!
We all make mistakes and we all mess up sometimes. These are great opportunities to learn, but beating yourself up about them is not helpful. Forgive yourself for mistakes you make and move on to being a better, smarter person!
It's OK to tell people 'No' and you don't even have to give them a reason. Explain that you can't make that event, or that you don't want to continue with this conversation and move on. You don't have to always give a reason for the boundaries that you want in your life.