Learning to love yourself

For me, March always feels like the true beginning of spring: the days are getting longer, the sun’s getting brighter and the flowers are starting to bloom!

There’s something so inspiring about seeing the world around us bursting into life. This is the turn of winter into spring and is the time to start sowing the seeds to grow into form over the next seasons. We are also part of nature, so when we do this too, it can be very powerful.

What changes do you want to make in your life? Did you make any new year intentions at the start of the year? If so, how are you doing with them? If not, what held you back? Maybe now is a better time for you to do that?

Remember: you can have big hopes and dreams in your relationships, your career, your friendships and in all areas of your life… but if you don’t believe you’re worthy of them, they’ll never happen.

Or maybe you’re worried that you’ll get them, but you’ll lose or sabotage them. Because you don’t become what you want, you become what you believe you’re worthy of.

Improving your self-worth is a journey that involves self-reflection, positive affirmations, and engaging in activities that develop a sense of accomplishment. Here are some of my favourite fun and effective ways to boost your self-worth:

Gratitude journalling:

Treat yourself to a new notebook and get into the habit of keeping a daily gratitude journal. Every day, write down three things you’re grateful for. This helps shift your focus from what you lack to what you do have, and can really help you appreciate the small things that can be often be overlooked.

Practice positive affirmations & visualisation:

Create a list of positive affirmations about yourself and repeat them daily in front of a mirror – look beyond the physical and think about every area of your life. This can help rewire any negative thought patterns. Visualisation can create a positive mindset and boost confidence, so take time to imagine yourself succeeding and achieving your goals – how will it look and feel?

Celebrate the small wins:

Acknowledge and celebrate your achievements, no matter how small. This could be finishing a book, completing a workout, or even just getting out of bed on time! So often we put pressure on ourselves to make big things happen that we don’t notice the small things that have taken effort to achieve.

Create a vision board:

Get creative! Make a visual representation of your goals and aspirations and keep it somewhere prominent. Include images and quotes that inspire and motivate you, so it can serve as a daily reminder of your worth and potential. You could use an online platform like pinterest to get some inspiration, but I often think that having something tangible and within easy reach is more powerful.

Learn a new skill:

Challenge yourself to learn something new. Whether it’s playing an instrument, cooking a new recipe, or picking up a sport, mastering a skill can really boost your confidence. Perhaps there’s something you started learning some time ago, could you pick that up again?

Learn to set boundaries & surround yourself with positivity:

Learn to say no when necessary: setting healthy boundaries protects your well-being and reinforces your self-worth. Make an effort to spend time with the people who uplift and support you, and distance yourself from negativity and toxic relationships – sometimes this can feel really challenging to do, but the longterm benefits can do you the world of good!

Practice self-compassion:

If you find yourself talking negatively to yourself, try and treat yourself with the same kindness and understanding that you would offer to a friend. Be gentle with yourself during challenging times – think about what you would say to someone else, and repeat it to yourself.

Mindfulness and Meditation:

Practice mindfulness to stay present and focused. Meditation can help calm the mind and reduce self-doubt. Have a look online for some guided meditations that you enjoy, and create your own playlist of calming music.

Physical Exercise:

Engage in the activities that you enjoy and promote physical well-being. Exercise releases endorphins, which can positively impact your mood and self-esteem. Remember that you don’t have to go out all guns blazing, it’s all about moving your body!  

Volunteer Work:

Is there a cause that you’re particularly passionate about? Helping others can provide a sense of purpose and accomplishment – see if there’s something in your local area that you can do to help.

Self-Care Routine:

Taking care of yourself physically and mentally contributes to a positive self-image – establish a self-care routine that includes activities you enjoy, nourishing food and drink, and that makes you feel great!

Remember that improving your self-worth is an ongoing process, so remember to celebrate your progress along the way. Be patient with yourself – learning to love yourself can be a challenging process for some, and takes time and practice. But remember, you’re worth it!

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