This one is three-fold for me. The way to a healthy mindset can be rooted in self-love or acceptance, gratitude and purpose. Here’s how I break it down:
You cannot truly love another or spread love unless you love yourself. There is only one you. There is no one else like you and that is truly spectacular. So take a minute and think about the internal dialogue in your head. Are you kind to yourself? Do you put yourself down? Are you overly self-critical? Next, if you have an inner critic tell her to take a hike and replace her with an inner cheerleader. Watch your self-love/acceptance bloom. When you love yourself you will want to NOURISH yourself the way you deserve.
Discover your gifts and share them with others. What sets your soul on fire rather than viewing your life as a neverending to-do list.
Expressing gratitude increases our feelings of positivity and happiness. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying ‘gratitude turns what you have into enough’. If we take a minute to appreciate what we have instead of what we don’t have or what we think we need, then feelings of contentment and peace follow. Keeping a gratitude journal is a great way to nurture this piece.
It’s not selfish, it’s necessary. Investing in yourself whether it be a 2-hour nap, a cup of tea and a book or a splurge at the spa does wonders for your health. It’s a way to press the RESET button in this busy, stressful life and make YOU and your health a priority.
Log at least 7 hours per night. Dive even further and create a nighttime ritual to achieve the best sleep ever. Logging enough sleep brings your best self forward.