So you’ve finally decided to put yourself first? Whether you’re recovering from a bad breakup or a toxic work environment, you need to give yourself the attention and TLC you deserve.
In 2020, Mental Health at work became essential. Lawmakers and business owners are continuously trying to find ways to address this growing need. It’s good to know that more workplaces are trying to improve their way of work and culture to improve employee engagement and experience. However, you also have to make a conscious effort to stay in a healthy space for yourself in and out of the office setting.
Your self-love era may come in the form of giving yourself a makeover or finally getting that Rose Quartz beaded bracelet you’ve been eyeing for a while now. It’s different for everybody, so embrace the journey.
Now what? We’ve put together a short list of things you should start on for a happier you!
Stop Gaslighting Yourself
Every time you think you don’t deserve something, you’re gaslighting yourself. When you invalidate your needs and think your desires are selfish and baseless, that’s not serving yourself.
Accepting your flaws also means accepting your achievements. Most times, the latter is harder to do because it’s easier to think we are imperfect than it is to think we’re worthy. Spend your money on something that makes you feel good! For instance, try a Rose Quartz beaded bracelet, which are known to promote feelings of self-love and balance emotional health.
If you’re one of those that find it difficult to say no to others’ requests, even at the expense of your time and relationships then you should start putting yourself first.
Before saying yes, consider whether or not you’re going over and beyond or sacrificing more than what you’re willing to.
Be open with your friends and family so they can support you in this endeavor. If they don’t understand this, then they’re probably contributing to the reason you’re needing to implement these boundaries. And that’s completely normal. Remember that saying no, doesn’t mean you’re a bad person. You’re only making a fair decision, if you do not set boundaries, it leaves you open to being taken advantage of. The weight of the world doesn’t rest on your shoulders. It is not your responsibility to save everyone. Take care of yourself, become strong, then help others from that place of strength
Start Healthy Habits
There will always be ups and downs in life, so don’t be too hard on yourself.
Identify unhealthy coping mechanisms and avoid them. Instead of grabbing something to numb your feelings or spiraling, step out for a walk, unplug from social, connect with a strong friend and rest your mind. Before adding to the cart and resorting to retail therapy, why not reach out to a friend for a quick chat or sweat it out.
Prevention is key. So, even before you stumble, try and pick up a few hobbies and habits to redirect negative energy and use it for something that will yield a positive feeling for you.
Congratulations on finally being at a place where you decide to put yourself first! It’s not the easiest decision to make, but taking the first step is what matters most. Create space for yourself to thrive, love, and be loved. Do more of what makes you happy, even if that means always accessorizing with your Rose Quartz beaded bracelet to keep that self-love energy on lock.
Life is already hard as it is so be kind to yourself and those around you.
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