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Focus on Your Future, Not the Past

Sometimes things happen in life that can change you and those around you forever, but it’s how you deal with these things that says a lot about who you are. Where you place your focus when things happen also has a major impact on how you deal with situations. It can be easy to dwell on the past, and get stuck wondering what might have been, but is that really what you should do? Here are some ways you can practice self-care by focusing on your future, not on your past. You’re Still Here When reflecting on past events, remember one thing: you’re still here. That means that whatever has come before you, whether it was a massive obstacle or defeat, that event didn’t end you. You’re still here, and that says a lot about how resilient you can be. It’s important to realize that people are remarkably good at…

Create a Bedtime Routine for Self-Care

How do you begin each day? If you’re the kind of person who wakes up at the very last minute and runs out the door into your car rushing to work, there’s a pretty good chance that the rest of your day feels rushed as well. This feeling can create massive stress on you each day. So, let’s talk about waking up early for more self-care. Put Down Your Electronic Devices Before Bed Part of the reasons that it’s hard for some people to wake up is because they spend too much time on devices before they should be going to sleep. Does this sound familiar? If so, don’t worry, I used to be the same way. Scientists have been studying the effects of electronic devices on sleep and they say that the data does not bode well for people who love to be on their devices in bed. Many…

5 Ways to Treat Your Body with Kindness

I heard a phrase recently that really resonated with me. It was, “we aren’t born hating our bodies. We are taught to.” How real is that statement? In the world we live in, the media portrays the perfect body as thin and lean. And if our bodies don’t match that image, we put a lot of stress on ourselves. Some have even gotten to the point that they develop eating disorders because of how they feel. Instead, we should focus on being kinder to ourselves and our bodies. Most feel that they’re already being kind, but are they really? Here are five tips on how to treat your body with kindness. Get The Rest You Need The first way to treat yourself better would be to make sure that you get as much rest as you need each day. Proper sleep and rest are important for your body because your…

Building a Better Relationship with Yourself

When you think about how you feel about yourself, and how well you know yourself, how do you score on a scale of 1 – 10? If you feel that you know yourself very well, but you are on the lower side of how much you like yourself, then it might be time to start thinking about how you can build a better relationship with yourself. Stop Focusing on What Other People Are Doing There are tons of distractions that can be found out in the world, but some of the worst distraction to get involved with are those that come from spending too much time focusing on and critiquing the lives of others. Comparison can be the thief of all joy. It can be extremely easy to fall into the habit of spending your time concerning yourself with the movements of others and comparing your life to theirs. You…

6 Simple Ways to Practice Self-Love

For some reason, it often feels like loving oneself is the hardest thing to do. This leaves many feeling discouraged but loving yourself doesn’t have to be hard. You can practice this every day by doing simple, inexpensive tasks to take better care of yourself. Here are 6 some simple and affordable ways to practice self-love. 1. Take Care of Your Daily Hygiene When you feel sad, it can be a lot harder to take care of your daily hygiene needs. Sometimes taking some time out to take care of those kinds of needs can be the boost that you need to pull yourself out of a dark place. Having a soothing bath time can do wonders for basically anyone because of the way that it can help you to deal with stress. Not only that, but when you take better care of yourself, you’ll look a lot better. It’s…