The way we treat ourselves directly reflects what we get back from the universe. That's why we should always approach life with inward kindness, peace, confidence, and care for ourselves.
There are many nourishing and meaningful acts of self-love or appreciation, from the simplest things, like a walk in the park or having a long bath. These acts may not be too complex or complicated, but they demonstrate an acceptance and commitment to taking care of ourselves and can serve to remind us of our capacity to love and be loved.
Below are ten daily acts of self-love that we're sure will be effective on your self-love and self-care journey: Listen to your body
This is great when you need to know when to take a step back and relax from your usual routine and schedule. The key to success isn’t working yourself to the point of exhaustion, it’s knowing when to step back from everything and take time to relax. Listening to your body’s needs is an incredibly useful self-care tool to make you feel more rejuvenated.
This may be challenging for some, but it is highly proven that meditation helps calm your mind, body, and spirit. Try to stay mindful in the present moment and empty your head of unnecessary thoughts. This may be a great first step in practicing meditation.
Be honest with yourself and others
It's better to always give yourself permission to release people-pleasing efforts. Take that weight off your shoulders. Say what you mean, even if your voice shakes or you feel uncomfortable. This is an extremely powerful act of self-love, but of course, it may not be always easy.
Be mindful of how you spend your free time
Become mindful of what you are absorbing, watching, and connecting to. If these habits or activities don't serve you or you feel they are affecting you in a negative way, you know what you have to do. Know that you have the power to make healthy changes, whenever you decide to.
You don’t have to wait for someone else to make you feel special, loved, or taken care of! Whether you feel like treating yourself, just do it! These acts should not only come on special occasions but also on a more regular basis, just for reminding yourself that you are worthy, no matter the outcome. (Research sources: umeusfoundation.org, studio-wallflower.com, sheroserevolution.com, deannelove.com)