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some steps towards self-care

Do you make time in your everyday life to show some self-care and love?

It’s easy to forget this when your list of things to do can be overwhelming.

If you know how and when to press pause and actually


create mechanisms to help you relax when you need to, it can be a great coping strategy to help when you feel overwhelmed.

You'll be more likely to bounce back from tough times and without a doubt you'll – feel happier, calmer and more peaceful

LOVE

We often externalize our love and give it to others easily; we do it on a daily basis. What about self-love? When was the last time you actively loved yourself? Take the time to be kind to yourself and acknowledge your inner spirit, love her and show her daily that she is worth loving.

SANCTUARY

There are times when it can be really difficult to unwind. It seems kind of ironic to get stressed out about not being able to chill out to reduce stress, but it can be frustrating. It might help if you have special space away from other people in which to relax. Make it warm, cozy, and fragrant. Make it your cocoon; a place to reset yourself.

FORGIVE

How can you expect to really relax if you’re weighed down by anger and resentment? It’s simple. You can’t. It’s time to forgive. Forgive yourself, and forgive others. You’re not condoning bad behavior when you forgive others, you’re simply giving yourself permission to let go and move on. After all, it’s all about perception – recognizing we each have our own is key. It’s a tough step, but a very mandatory one.

KEEP TRACK OF YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

While there are great merits to a “to-do” list, be kind to yourself and recognize the things you’ve accomplished. At the end of the day, make a mental list of the productive things you’ve done that day. Did you nurture a relationship? Help a stranger? Complete a project?

No matter how small, these are all things we should try to acknowledge and pat ourselves on the back for.

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