Updated: Feb 14, 2020
Loving yourself through challenges and being strong takes practice, courage, and resilience. ide our comfort zone. Victimizing ourselves and allowing ourselves to feel powerless is the opposite of being resilient… and often leads to unhealthy behaviors, harmful relationships, excessive eating and/or negative exercise habits.
Obviously, being resilient is the path you want to choose… but how?! Here are my best tips on loving yourself through challenges:
Say positive affirmations each day or recognize yourself for something wonderful you did.
Do something nice for yourself, whether that’s getting a massage, taking a bath with Epsom salts, booking a manicure with your mom, or something else you love to pamper yourself.Take time for stillness. If you’ve never tried a guided meditation, maybe now’s the time! Try my favorite meditation app: Insight Timer
Get connected and act for support. Reach out to your support system if you need a hot second to yourself or even some extra love. Heck, you can even pop in here when you’re having a hard day and we will do our best to cheer you up!
Know your mission. Know your purpose in life. Explore it and find it! Accept what is. You can’t change the past. The sooner you let go, the sooner you can move forward.
Get enough sleep. I can't say enough about sleep and how it is often overlooked during stressful times. Meditation and journaling have really helped me deal with life's challenges.
Move your body. Exercise releases endorphins (which make you happy).
Nourish your body. Fresh whole foods will make a world of difference and provide your body with the energy you need to get through the day.
Look for the deeper lesson. There is something going on for us behind the strong emotion we are feeling… if you look for it and find it, those strong emotions will pass easier. Remind yourself that others have things going on behind their actions too!