It’s a fact. We’re all too hard on
ourselves. Whether you’re rushing around trying to keep your family and friends
happy, or you’re bending over backwards at work to meet deadlines and try to
make it through the working day. When things go wrong, it’s always our fault
and the idea of spoiling ourselves is a completely alien concept.
Well, I’m here to tell you that you need to
start looking after yourself. Not just physically, but mentally as well. A
littleself-love and self-preservation goes a long way. After all, how can
anyone expect you to be at the top of your game if your self-esteem and mentalhealth is at an all-time low?
Read on for 5 ways to be kinder to
yourself, no matter what.
We all have regrets. Choices we wished we’d
made, paths we wished we had taken. But dwelling on the past is dangerous and
won’t make you feel any better. Wished you’d taken that other job offer? See
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point is, that we all have regrets and forgiving yourself and moving on is a
sure fire way to boost your mentalhealth and make you feel more fulfilled.
You don’t have to max out your credit card
to spoil yourself, in fact I wouldn’t encourage it. However if there is
something that you want then you should spoil yourself. Maybe bypass the
designer shoes and handbags ad treat yourself to a newbra or set of sparkly
socks. Whatever makes you smile. You deserve it.
Recognise your achievements
Always humble, always brushing off
compliments and relentlessly applauding others for their achievements. But
who’s blowing your trumpet? If you’ve done achieved something today and you’re
feelinggood, then take a moment to really congratulate yourself. Nailed that
parallel park? Good for you! Ticked off all your to-do list this morning? Well
done! Make sure you’re always aware of the little wins in your life.
You know what it’s like – there never seems
to be enough hours in the day! But, once you’re done running around for
everybody, bending over backwards at work for your boss and keeping your teamhappy then it’s time to do something for yourself instead. Pick up that
paintbrush, read that book, listen to that podcast you’ve wanted to
finish…however you like to treat yourself, find some time every day to do it!