There isn’t a more perfect time than Self-Care September to write this post. I’ve been reading a lot about appearance and personalities recently and I wanted to tell you what I think. Especially because I’ve been that person who spends too much time worrying about what others think.
The person who’s most important is you. You’re the person in your body and it’s important to remember inner beauty just as much as someone’s outer beauty. Why? Because we’re all beautiful in some way or another.
You are good enough
Rather than thinking about why you’re not good enough, think about why you are. Are you guilty of putting yourself down? Here’s what you’ve got to remember, just because you’re finding all the good things about other people whether it be how they look or seem, doesn’t mean you haven’t got those traits too. Who knows you might even have better ones in certain areas. Rather than feeling down, we should lift each other.
Smile and be kind
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. It doesn’t cost a thing. Being kind doesn’t have to be about buying someone a billion presents. The best representation of kindness is often shown by the smallest gestures. There will be mornings where I’m on my way to work and someone will smile at me. It’s those little things that can make me smile through the rest of my day.
You’re allowed to say no
Don’t let the fear of saying no beat you up inside. You’re free to feel and respond how you like. If you’d feel more comfortable not doing something then don’t feel you have to do it for someone/something. You’ll start to feel so free and really find yourself when you make your own choices for you. Self-care is also about finding yourself. And when you say no to some things, you often realise how strong you can be.
You are capable of bigger and better things
If you’re in that place that feels like you’re getting nowhere. You feel as though you have nothing going for you. Don’t push the people away who love you the most. Try to make them understand how it feels. Sometimes, they’ll only ever be certain people who really do understand you. Don’t let anyone think your dreams are too big. You can accomplish more than you think.
For my own wellbeing I am going to try to action particular things to promote self-care. I plan to carry on believing in myself and compare myself to others a lot less. I’ve made progress previously with this but there’s always room for improvement. It’s starts and continues with me. Here’s to a happier, healthier minded me.
How are you going to practice self-care this month?