Ways to take care of yourself and show love towards you

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Love Yourself

Do you know that a lot of books and philosophical quotes say that you should take good care of yourself and love yourself the way you love others? Well, it is true that you are supposed to be a person who gives yourself full attention when in need. Not many do that though. It is, in fact, a very good thing to talk to yourself and understand the different things your mind is telling you. Self care is a term that is not often used by a lot of people because they think that self care can be misread as overly being immersed into yourself. No! That’s a big no! Taking care of yourself does not mean that you are self involved. It just means that you are in a place in life where you want to give yourself the best and receive the best from yourself. It is important for you to take care of yourself, make time for yourself and give yourself the much-needed attention.

It is a very straightforward, easy fix to a lot of answers that people go in search of. If you are satisfied with yourself and if you can love yourself unconditionally, you really don’t need anyone else to love you. No, that does not mean you shouldn’t give way for people to love. It just means that even if you don’t have anyone in life, you will not feel bad about it because the end of the day, you accept yourself and show love towards you. To accept yourself the way you are and to love that ‘you’ is what life is all about. So, in this article, you will read about the various ways in which you can accept yourself and show love towards you.

Top ways on how to accept yourself

1Self-care

Self-care

Everybody thinks that self-care is just taking care of yourself. No, self-care is taking care of yourself when you are in a horrible situation. Accepting that your situation is bad and you are dooming is the first step about self-care.

For example – If you want to feel good about yourself, you could just get together with a bunch of your close friends and go out for dinner. While, that is one way, the more proven self-care method is putting your priorities in front and seeing what you want to do that night instead of doing what others are doing. In India, women are so self-less that they take care of everyone else except for themselves.

The idea of taking responsibility and being the head could be bombarding you. But remember that when you take care of yourself, your family is also taken care of in the process. It helps in developing self-confidence and that will slowly make you realize your worth to you. Don’t presume that taking good care of yourself and accepting the person that you are is going to make you selfish. In fact, if you try to self care, your life will be changed in this process even without you noticing.

2Think creative

Think creative

It is very essential for you to get creative in ways of taking good care of yourself. Yes, creativity never goes the wrong way and when you are creative, you will understand that you can do so much. Immerse yourself in various hobbies that you have always wanted to do. Painting, dancing, singing or even swimming is a relaxing way of taking good care of yourself.

This way you are taking good care of your body, you will start appreciating your mind and most importantly, you will also start liking your daily activities. Try to get creative and in no time, you will start loving the time you spend for yourself.

3Turn on the spiritual self

Turn on the spiritual self

Well, at first it could be different and difficult for you to turn your spiritual self on because lets face it, at a young age, no one wants to go the spiritual way. But if you learn to balance and differentiate the good and bad in spirituality, then you will feel magnificent. You don’t have to go to the temple everyday or light a lamp. All you have to do, is just pray for a little while or simply meditate. Meditating can change a lot in a person.

Do what you feel is right and call your spiritual self outside into the world. It isn’t wrong to believe in god or try to practice something that your parents have been practicing. Just because you pray, doesn’t mean you are old or your thoughts are old. Praying is good. Turn on your spiritual self and see how magic begins to happen.

[Also Read – Benefits of early morning Yoga]

4Challenge yourself

Challenge yourself

Challenging yourself and learning something new everyday is a great way of taking good care of yourself. Go to the nearby class and start learning something new. If not, try to excel in something that you are already good at. If you love to travel, take a camera and start traveling places. Challenge your mind and try to compete with your old self.

Yes, it is important for you to compete with yourself and ask yourself what are the things the old self wouldn’t do. If your old self wouldn’t be ready to bungee jump, then challenge yourself and try bungee jumping. That way, there is one thing you are overcoming. You are your master and you are your competition. If you think like that, taking good care yourself will become an easy process.

-Pavithra Ravi