To make positive changes in your life you have to start with you. Making yourself important enough to take yourself off the back burner and putting yourself in the front, is essential to your growth and wellbeing.
When I first started to intentionally put myself at the top of the list, I was really afraid, I didn’t want anyone to think I was an egomaniac or that I wasn’t a nice person. I also thought it was selfish and that something bad would happen to me. I’ll never forget the first time I said no to my friend when she asked me to go with her to the mall. The second I hung up the phone I wanted to call her back and say yes, even though I really didn’t want to. Slowly I made myself important enough to put myself first, to honor myself, to think of me, and that opened the door to finding myself. Finding out who I am, what I liked, what I wanted, what my dreams were.
Taking great care of yourself should be a part of your every day because you are the one most important to you, yes you can make others important in your life, but, YOU, you are most important and I can tell you this, that when you will start to cherish yourself, you will be amazed at the person you will become.
There are lots of ways to give yourself some self-care, here are just 5 that will make a difference in how you feel.
5 ways to self-care yourself:
- Show yourself some love
- Make some space for yourself in the day
- Give yourself a pep talk
- Eat what is healthy for you
- Read something inspiring
Self-care to me means giving myself what I need to blossom and live my best life. It has helped me to elevate my thoughts about myself, find my true self and deepen my relationship with me.
So, here’s your invitation, live each day with intention and make time for yourself, you’ll be glad you did.
What delighted me
Good advise from Be More with Less, note to self, here
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9 phrases to repeat to yourself at the end of the week here
Well, that’s it for today. Hope you feel inspired, I’ll see you next time, feel free to leave a comment, I love comments.
Wishing you a happy and bright week ahead.
- journal writing
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