15 Ways To Practice Self-care

You are not at the same person you were a year ago, three months ago or even last week. Your mindset has evolved, and you’re at a higher place. You are learning and growing through trial and error. It’s essential you do things that make you happy and love yourself along the way. Here are 15 simple ways to practice self-love this year.

Conquer the day
There aren’t enough hours in the day, so try to make the most out of every day. Whether you’re at work, school, or in the comfort of your own home, make move that will essentially benefit you in some way. Don’t let little things distract you from what needs to be done.

Play hard, work less

Establish what makes you happy, and dedicate more time to reaching that place. There should be more play and less work in your daily routine. Take at least 45-minutes to an hour out of your day to do things that make you feel good about yourself. Appreciate yourself and promote your accomplishments!

Write
The art of writing helps us to better understand ourselves. You don’t have to be a great writer, to write. Just write. Keep a daily journal, jotting down your experiences, thoughts, and feelings. Put your heart and soul behind the words. It’s surprisingly therapeutic.

Eliminate negativity
The best thing you can do is eliminate any negative energy surrounding you. This includes people with bad vibes or even your own negative thoughts. If you’re feeling grey, force yourself to step out of that bubble by going outside or hanging out with a loved on. You don’t have to let yourself suffer.

Be active

Try doing little exercises every day. You can get your blood flowing by stretching, walking the dog around the neighborhood, playing a sport, doing yoga, or dancing in your room!

Healthy sex life
Sex=better sleep and exercise. Plus it reduces stress and anxiety. If sex isn’t part of the equation right now, there are other ways to give your body that sexual gratification it secretly craves.

Sleep
Your sleeping habits can affect your entire mood and behavior. Having a consistent sleep schedule is essential to your mental, physical, and spiritual health. Give your body the right amount of rest and have a bright and early start the next morning.

Hygiene
Usually when we’re in a funk or feeling under the weather, the best thing to do is to take a shower or hot bath. Often times, when we feel clean on the outside, the better we feel on the inside.

Forgive yourself

Don’t be so hard on yourself. It’s okay to make mistakes, and screw up. You’re only human. Never let the past determine who you are today and don’t take everything so seriously. Live with simplicity and always forgive yourself no matter what.

Travel
Traveling is good for the soul, and excellent way to get out of your comfort zone. Take spontaneous road trips, get lost in nature trails or spend weekends in foreign places. It’s always good to travel to new places, see different cultures, and experience something new.

Trust your intuition
Stop listening to other people, and start listening to yourself. What do you want? The only person who knows what’s best is you. Listen to your body and follow your heart.

Stop doubting yourself
Doubt is normal, but never let the doubt consume you. Otherwise, it will prevent you from achieving all that you want. You can have some doubt without living in fear.

Invest in your ideas, goals, and future
When was the last time you invested in something YOU really wanted or was passionate about? Like they say, you have to spend money to make money. Put aside some money that can benefit your future in any way. It’s worth the risk.

Do what makes you happy
Pursue that silly hobby you’ve always enjoyed. Laugh, go out, mingle, or go to an amusement park. Do things that make the bad days not soo bad. Go outside, and drift into the stars with the person you love.

Treat yourself right
There’s nothing wrong with treating yourself and wanting to feel beautiful. You should pamper yourself once in awhile: go shopping, get your nails done, etc.

Stay Growing

Personal Lifestyle blogger passionate about growth and self-improvement.

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