It’s important to evaluate the relationship you have with yourself. Ask yourself: would you speak to someone else the way you speak about yourself?
Self-care can look like different things for different people. For some, self-care might be taking time to rest each week; for others, it may be sweating it out at the gym or going for a run outside. Self-care could be going for a walk in one’s neighbourhood, spending time in nature, or seeing or speaking to friends regularly.
Here are a few habits you can start today that can bring about a positive change to improving the relationship you have with yourself:
- Invest in yourself. Spend 15–30 minutes each day doing something that uplifts you.
- When your inner critic or an outer critic finds faults, try and find truth and exception to what is being said.
- If you stumble or feel you have failed, don’t beat yourself up. Act as if you were your own best friend: be kind and supportive.
- Do something to wind down at the end of each day.
- Take a few minutes each day to appreciate yourself.