First of all, if you are struggling with this topic, you are not alone. Sharing or acknowledging failures or flaws is a beautiful thing that reminds us WE ARE HUMAN. Where is the line dividing selfishness and self love? How do you know if you love yourself? Self love directly relates to pure, independent happiness; knowing that who you are is enough, and forgiving yourself for imperfections. You are beautifully unique. There is literally not another you - HOW COOL IS THAT?!
Self love is the fuel for positivity and motivation in every day life. It helps to deepen connections with other people and better express love toward others. When you make time for yourself, you're given the opportunity to remember and acknowledge why you do the things you do—why you work so hard, and sacrifice for those you love.
If you need a little more self love in your life, start by doing what makes you happy. Even if it’s just one little thing per day, bringing that feeling of joy into your life, and knowing you did that for yourself, will undoubtedly create a snowball effect of finding joy all around and within you. If you need a little more guidance in this whole department, we’ve got your back. Here are some activities you can do for yourself that we think will make you feel well, happy, and loved.
Take care of yourself
The way you fuel your body to take you through an entire day can have a tremendous effect on your mood. Fuel is food, thoughts, activities, or anything that gets you through the day. Make a plan for your day - what makes this day a success to you? Planning ahead to move your body, accomplish necessary tasks, and cook yourself a healthy meal will not only properly fuel your body, but also give you the mental boost for cultivating some self love and appreciation.
Moving your body is always a positivity boost go-to. Yoga allows your to connect with your body, helping to develop a deep appreciation and respect for your strength, and all you are capable of doing.
Lastly, get off of social media, at least for a little while. Self-love is so important with the culture we live in today. Everything is about keeping up with and comparing oneself to others these days, and sometimes we need to take a step back from that. Staying balanced and focused on what’s really important will put up a wall (the good kind of wall) to block the negative thoughts that social media tends to ensue.
Have some fun
Perhaps your self care routines are also where you find fun, but I’m talking thrilling, heart-racing, FUN. When was the last time you belly-laughed till you cried, got lost in an amazing song singing at the top of your lungs, or got out of town to tap into nature? Find what makes you happy, on all ends of the spectrum, and let yourself go there.
We talk about mindset a lot. I've been obsessed with this topic lately, because I had my own personal "ah-ha" moment with mindset control. Meditation, yoga, you time, whatever it is to you, carving out time to tune in and and connect with what's going on in your mind and body WILL give you the strength to combat negativity.
When you start your day taking control of how you want to think and feel, that decision stays with you throughout the day. Just like in meditation, if you lose track of that intention, pull yourself back to it when you can. It is certainly a practice, so be patient with the process, but remember that you are in control.
Happy Flow Yoga Team
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