We are all we have got, yet we still don't have enough time to spare for our mental and physical well-being. On the days when you feel lost and clueless, read something powerful and touching to start prioritizing yourself.
There is hardly anyone who doesn't appreciate love, support and appreciation from others. While we may not have people pampering us quite often, we can engage in self-care rituals to start taking care of ourselves.
Self-care isn't just restricted to talking the talk; rather you have to consciously make efforts to start putting yourself first. If you're hoping to embark on a journey of self-appreciation and love, here are some words of encouragement to get you started.
Many times, we don't spend time caring and looking after ourselves because we feel like it will tarnish our personality. If we want to practice self-love to the fullest, we need to get rid of negative thoughts and opinions about ourselves.
“A healthy self-love means we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take vacations, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we spoil ourselves from time to time. We feel comfortable doing things which add quality and beauty to life.”
says Andrew Matthews
We always attend to the people close to us with understanding, love and no judgments. When it comes to looking after ourselves, we have to take on the same role and act in the very same manner, because we also deserve to be handled with love.
“Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.”
says Brené Brown
We have to learn to be patient with ourselves, in order to become the person we want to be, because growth takes time. There are no shortcuts, but we can choose to be gentle with ourselves as we go through the process of self-transformation.
“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.”
says Stephen Covey
We need to get rid of the idea that we are not deserving of the same love, care and support that we give to others. Self-abandonment is a toxic process, and it is usually a product of our negative actions and feelings for ourselves.
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
If you've been continually involved in judging yourself and it hasn't helped, try accepting yourself for a change. You can object to certain actions and alter them, but try to show approval for all of yourself and then see the magic.
says Louise L. Hay
July 29, 2021