Sometimes there are days (or even weeks) where we feel down on ourselves and we often forget to cut ourselves some slack.
Unfortunately we don’t live in a perfect world and we all are definitely not perfect ourselves. And this can bother some people, trust me – I know the feeling.
Here are five ways which I personally do and I believe has not only helped me to free my mind, body and soul but also has promoted more positive thinking in my life.
1. Put in a bit of effort for yourself
I find even if I’m wearing a bit of lipstick, I feel more empowered and confident. I also get the same feeling when I’m wearing that pretty looking dress which I’ve just purchased from my favourite store.
Remember, dress yourself up for no one but yourself – you really only need to impress who you see in that mirror, who cares what others think. You do you!
2. Eating healthier and include light exercises in your daily routine
This will not only improve your health, energy levels and strength but also makes you mentally happier – due to the chemical reactions in the brain.
Hold up, I’m not here to give you a science lesson so the way I see it is, by taking that first step to eating healthier, without even thinking – you’re essentially loving yourself by taking care of yourself.
As for the light exercises, you don’t need to sign up to a gym and commit to paying $$$ for membership, you can just do little simple things like parking your car far away from the shops so it forces you to walk more, do squats while you’re brushing your teeth or waiting for your meal to finish microwaving or even do lunges around the house instead of walking.
3. Read a book
I don’t mean picking up Fifty Shades of Grey because you haven’t read it yet. I’m talking about books which promote positive mind wellness.
There’s usually a section in the bookstore for these and I’m obsessed as they’re very relaxing to read and you learn and discover so many new perspectives on your life, partner, friends and family.
4. Drink some tea
If you haven’t even entered the tea club yet, I think you should! There’s so many types of teas out there to choose from – all from different countries, with different flavours, strength and effects.
I drink camomile tea every night before bed (non-caffeinated of course) as it relaxes me and puts my mind off all the stress I would’ve had during the day.
5. Hanging with the right people
I think this is a very important one as hanging with the wrong crowds can really manipulate you to be someone you’re not and could eventually damage your self-esteem.
Don’t ever feel scared to lose people, if you feel that a person in your life is not positively influencing you, is not looking out for you and always putting you down and discourages you from achieving your aspirations and goals – it’s best to part ways with this person as you’re definitely better off without them. When one door shuts, another opens.
I’ll end this one here with a quote by Jim Rohn – “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
I couldn’t end this post without a bonus tip! Finally…
6. Redecorate your space
I don’t know about you but refurnishing my room and moving things around is very time consuming but so much fun and so rewarding when you’re done.
Simply changing the environment of the room which you spend most of your time in (for me, it’s my bedroom), makes a big difference to your mood.
Paint your walls your favourite colour, buy that vanity desk that makes you feel like a princess, put up frames with pictures of your favourite people and memories and also my favourite thing to do…buy a load of candles and reed diffusers. You won’t believe how often I visit the homewares section of Target, way too often.
What I’m also trying to point is – you don’t need go spend a lot of money to make yourself happy.
Some people might think buying a flashy new car would make them feel better about themselves, good for them. But remember, money can’t buy real happiness, only temporary happiness – something I believe anyway.
Seriously, I find simple happiness in just sniffing some nice smelling floral candles or even by simply changing my bedsheets (that clean bed sheet smell is ugh, the best).
I know some of these tips are a bit standard and obvious but I have done the above and have seen/feel improvement on my myself so I hope this helps you too.
Remember, happiness doesn’t need to be expensive.
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