Do you make time for yourself in life? It seems that we are all struggling to prioritise self-care in some way. When we feel negative about our looks or about us, we have to learn to prioritise ourselves. This means that we have got to make time for thoughts, feelings, and experiences, but we also need to understand the best ways to make us feel better about ourselves. What are the best ways that we can feel better about ourselves?
Buy A Treat With a Purpose
Everybody feels the temptation to splurge to get things that make them feel better about themselves temporarily. But when we get into this habit, it's a difficult one to get out of and it inevitably ramps up our credit cards bill. Treating yourself is a fantastic way to make yourself feel good but it's got to have an underlying purpose. When we feel good about spending money, it's not necessarily because we bought stuff that we like, but it's about the fact that we have parted with cash. This is something many shopaholics will tell you about. It's not necessarily what you buy, but it's the very act of parting with the cash. So why don't you spend money on something that has a purpose? While you can shop online for a pair of glasses, when you start to think about what the right pair of glasses can help you achieve, from improving your looks but also give you the perfect opportunity to do that online course you've been thinking about for so long, it becomes a double whammy. When you treat yourself to something that makes you look good, you will feel better but also something with a purpose adds an extra layer to it. This is especially true when it comes to self-improvement. We all feel that we could do better in certain aspects of our lives. A gift like this to yourself is stylish but is also going to help you expand your brain too!
Don’t Weigh Yourself Everyday
If you are someone that steps on the scales first thing in the morning, this is having a negative effect on your mindset. If you want to think of yourself as a failure, by all means, step on the scales every single day! The fact of the matter is that when you weigh yourself it can change by anything from 4 lbs to 6 lbs in the space of 24 hours. And remember, if you weigh yourself wearing different clothes, this is going to skew the results. The best thing for you to do is to weigh yourself once a week wearing no clothes, but hide your scales so you don't feel the temptation to weigh yourself all the time. Every time you see that weighing scale it's going to tempt you. Remove the temptation so you can feel better about yourself.
Learn to Accept Compliments
If you have insecurities, you may not like it if someone pays you a compliment. You may even think that they are being sarcastic. But when people pay you compliments in every aspect of your life, it is important to pay attention to these things. When people ignore compliments this gives them fuel for feeling bad about themselves. The best trick is to write down every compliment you get in the space of a week. When you write them down you are forcing yourself to pay attention. When the week is over, read them all and learn to accept these parts of who you are. In time, it will help you to look at yourself in a more positive light.
Use Social Media Sparingly
We go on social media looking for that dopamine hit. When we find people are living supposedly better lives, we have to ask ourselves, is this really true? The same goes for celebs you admire. If you spend so long analysing how you are perceived online or you find yourself being jealous of other people, it's time to start cutting back on social media. A 24-hour ban on social media can help you to focus your efforts. Once you undergo a social media detox you can go back and see if it has made you feel better or worse about yourself. By avoiding scrolling through other people's feeds you inevitably stop comparing yourself to others because you aren't exposed to other people. Social media can be a force for good, but it causes so much inner turmoil for many people that they are better off getting rid of it completely.
We all deserve to feel better about ourselves and this is why these four components are the perfect place to begin.
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