All month long, we're celebrating the release of Field Guide to Happiness with excerpts from the book! This post has 10 Self-Love Boosters that will help you love yourself more. (We all need more of that!) Many more are included in the book.
1. Worry No More
When we worry, we are putting our thoughts on the future. It’s your future, so you can make anything happen. When you worry, think about the worst and best-case scenarios and let it go by getting present. Pay attention to your breath. Name every object that you see. Do something productive while repeating a good, positive affirmation.
2. Watch Your Words!
Complaining is a part of our culture. It’s time to stop that! We speak the words we believe and the thoughts we think. Since what we think becomes the truth in our lives, it’s imperative to watch those words and thoughts! You seriously owe yourself good thoughts and words.
3. Joyful Movement
What kind of physical movement feels good to you? A walk, dancing, lifting weights, doing the crab walk?! When we move our bodies, we move our energy, and energy in motion stays in motion. But, of course, enjoy the movement!
4. Surround Yourself with Positivity
We are the company we keep, so surround yourself with positive people, images, words, and an overall positive environment! If you need to, join a special club or book club where you and your positive efforts will be supported.
5. Treat Yourself
Get yourself a little gift! It’s even better if it’s something meaningful that reminds you of your journey toward fulfillment.
6. Use The Guest Towels
Use and enjoy all the “special” things you have! Your nice silverware, plates, towels, soaps, perfume, anything that you save for a special reason - use it with abandon! You being you is special enough!
Write encouraging affirmations or notes and leave them on your mirror! Then, when you see them, look into your eyes and say them to yourself.
8. Get Out
Go outside and enjoy Mother Nature! Even if it’s for 5 minutes. Enjoy the season and soak it up. Nature has a way of taking your problems and leaving you happy.
9. Ask For Help
Contrary to what we are taught by society, we simply do not have to do it all. Instead, ask for help when you need it and accept help when somebody offers.
10. Feel Good Clothes
Wear clothes that make you feel good! Maybe it’s a fancy dress and heels, or leggings and a sweatshirt. If it makes you feel good, wear it!