Restless. Dissatisfied. Disappointed. Tired. Unmotivated. Drained. Exhausted. Angry. Upset. Sad. Frustrated. Lonely. Forgotten. Unloved. Unlovable. Feeling any of these emotions calls for self-care. Feeling several of those emotions urgently begs for a soothing bath in self-care.
This post is entirely devoted to the practise of looking after oneself.
- First and foremost, love yourself. You deserve to be loved, especially by yourself.
- Commit all headspace to things that make you feel merry. Pour all your attention onto the positives within you as well as around you.
- Treat yourself gently. Be kind-hearted and kind to your heart.
- Allow yourself to feel down. Don’t pressure yourself by expecting peak performances at all times. Everyone traverses bad periods – in fact, we need to see our worst shape in order to distinguish the great from the good, and the good from the bad days.
- Pledge time for yourself. No matter how busy you are, you should always be able to spare a handful of minutes for your very self and the things you enjoy. Taking care of yourself requires time, invest it!
- Honour yourself. Appreciate your journey with all its accomplishments and failures. Remember where the person you are now, once came from.
- Stick to your own principles and plans. You promised yourself a treat after some deadline? Keep these kinds of promises just as much as the deadlines you laid out for your work.
- Rank up your priority of self-care particularly during monsoons of challenges and stress.
- Gift yourself a smile in the mirror – a big, broad smile that says I see you, I value you, I like you.
- Breathe. Breathe consciously – in and out; in
Notice how a steady breath reconnects you with yourself. It takes as little as one deep breath flushing your lungs with cleansing air to relax tension and calm you down.