For many people, there’s little time left over on really hectic days that self-care often takes a backseat.
If it has been sometime since you did something for yourself, it’s your cue to prioritise giving yourself some love.
Self-love can influence everything you do, from the people you date to how you are perceived in the workplace.
Moreover, self-love can be very beneficial to your physical and mental health so don’t get all guilty about taking some time off just for yourself.
If you want to give yourself some serious self-care and would like to fall in love with yourself again, below are some ways to get you started:
Getting inside your mind is one of the best ways to get to know yourself.
Contrary to popular belief, meditation is more than just silencing your thoughts.
Rather, it is all about sifting through your thoughts and rising above the noise.
Meditation can also offer so many peerless benefits.
It can help you manage stress, gain new perspective, and even improve your mood.
A simple meditation practice can also help reduce inflammation and improve some conditions like chronic pain and high blood pressure.
2. Hit the Road Alone
Solo travel is popular and with good reason.
The benefits of solo travel are massive.
You not only get to do exactly as you want, you also get to do the trip at a pace you are comfortable with.
A solo trip might also be what you need to get out of your comfort zone.
Hitting the road alone will give you the time and opportunity to explore the world and yourself so don’t miss out on this amazing adventure.
3. Go on a Digital Detox
Often, most people can’t help but compare themselves to the filter-perfect pictures they see online.
Here’s something even more astonishing: many people spend a whopping 11 hours staring at the screen!
Suffice it to say, it’s not making you any happier.
Take time to step away and spend some time on your own.
Challenge yourself to not look at social media for a single day.
Turn your mobile devices off.
Rather than mindlessly scrolling through things that will only depress you, try the following:
- Read an uplifting book
- Clean out your closet
- Go on a coffee date with yourself
- Spend some tech-free time with your loved ones
You will be amazed by how relaxed and refreshed you feel at the end of the day.
4. Go on a Candlelit Dinner for One
Get those favorite dishes and candles out and set up a delicious dinner just for you!
You also have the option to dine out or stay home depending on what you prefer.
Wherever you choose to dine, make sure you don’t rush.
Savor each bite and enjoy your time alone.
Stay in the moment and use the time to reconnect with yourself.
5. Go on a Silent Retreat
If the thought of being alone with yourself scares you, then going on a silent retreat might be a good idea.
Silent retreats will teach you meditations and other exercises that are designed to sort through the chaos in your mind.
So there is no pressure to make friends while you are there.
The retreat focuses on one thing: decluttering your mind.
If a guided retreat with other people is something you can’t do at the moment, you’d be delighted to know you can do one on your own.
You can go camping overnight or turn off all your devices while on a staycation.
Bring your journal with you and get ready to spend your time just looking inward.
Over to You
Much like other kinds of love, self-love is something you have to nurture. Taking time out for yourself is something you should not feel guilty about. Do something for yourself whenever you can. You deserve to be pampered and taken care of as much as everyone else.