20 Ideas for When You Need to Practice Self-Love
Start writing a post
Health and Wellness

20 Ideas for When You Need to Practice Self-Love

Life is tough. But so are you.

214
20 Ideas for When You Need to Practice Self-Love
https://az616578.vo.msecnd.net/files/2017/10/13/636434572467927267-1716268759_maxresdefault.jpg

You might not even realize that you need it. You might not think that it's important. But practicing self-love sometimes can make all the difference.

This list is for when you're sad. For when you're unsure of yourself. It is a list for when you just need to love yourself a little more.

1. Do something that makes you happy. Read a book, watch your favorite movie, hang out with friends.

2. Write down your thoughts. Write poetry.

3. Don't be afraid to take time for yourself. Your real friends will stick by you.

4. Color. Drawing or coloring in a coloring book can be really relaxing.

5. Work on yourself. Become better for you and only you. Investing yourself is not a bad thing.

6. It's ok to skip out on hanging out with friends to do homework if you want or need to. Don't be ashamed of growing yourself.

7. Listen to music really loudly.

8. Pray.

9. Make yourself some tea and eat an extra piece of cake.

10. Stop competing with others. It doesn't help you or them.

11. Pet your dog or cat.

12. Retail therapy. Buy something just for you.

13. It's ok to think of yourself first sometimes. Not everything you do has to be about others.

14. Do yoga. Meditate and be alone with your body and thoughts.

15. Forget those who don't like you or don't treat you well. Don't let their thoughts become yours.

16. Clean your room. Make it a place you want to be at the end of a hard day.

17. Don't let anyone guilt you into doing something that doesn't help you grow. Use your time for what makes you better.

18. Let go of comparisons. What you do has nothing to do with what others do. There is no correct timeline for life achievements.

19. Surround yourself with people who encourage you and cheer you on.

20. You are you. And that's enough.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

88717
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less
a man and a woman sitting on the beach in front of the sunset

Whether you met your new love interest online, through mutual friends, or another way entirely, you'll definitely want to know what you're getting into. I mean, really, what's the point in entering a relationship with someone if you don't know whether or not you're compatible on a very basic level?

Consider these 21 questions to ask in the talking stage when getting to know that new guy or girl you just started talking to:

Keep Reading...Show less
Lifestyle

Challah vs. Easter Bread: A Delicious Dilemma

Is there really such a difference in Challah bread or Easter Bread?

57017
loaves of challah and easter bread stacked up aside each other, an abundance of food in baskets
StableDiffusion

Ever since I could remember, it was a treat to receive Easter Bread made by my grandmother. We would only have it once a year and the wait was excruciating. Now that my grandmother has gotten older, she has stopped baking a lot of her recipes that require a lot of hand usage--her traditional Italian baking means no machines. So for the past few years, I have missed enjoying my Easter Bread.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments