No matter what’s on your to-do list, the most important thing you can accomplish in any day is being good to yourself.
We’re not talking spa days and fancy dinners, but simple things we can all do to make a positive difference in our every day.
Here are 5 daily musts to be good to yourself:
1. Make Happiness a Priority
Seek out laughter, activities, and people who make you feel good. Limit bad news and drama.
When it comes to being informed, get the facts and get on with your day. Nothing good comes from obsessing over anything negative.
2. Don’t Talk Smack About Yourself
Use your words to praise and build yourself up, not break yourself down. This goes for what you think too. Speak and think good things about yourself.
You really are wonderful!
3. Be Your Own Best Friend
When our best friends are down or feel they’ve made a mistake we don’t plant seeds of worry in their minds, scare or judge them. We assure them everything is going to be OK and remind them they’re amazing and will bounce back in time.
We celebrate their triumphs when things are good, support them when they’re feeling down and unconditionally love them either way.
It’s easy to do it for them, so why wouldn’t we do it for ourselves?
4. Make “Me Time”
It’s impossible to be “on” all of the time and we all need timeouts to refuel.
Whether it’s a mini-meditation sitting in your car before walking in the door after work, an afternoon sipping lattes at a café, or a solo walk around the block — make time for you.
Put it in your daily calendar as non-negotiable.
5. Be Kind and Patient With Y-O-U
Most of us are terribly hard on ourselves. We criticize, judge, berate and place unreasonable expectations on our day-to-day lives. We expect to conquer the world in a day and get down on ourselves when we don’t.
Take it easy on yourself. Laugh.
Life’s a marathon, not a sprint, and great things do take time.
Relax and enjoy the ride!
Quote du jour
“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” — Helen Keller
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