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Only the time and attention we give ourselves demonstrates how much we love and admire ourselves. Self love requires that we place ourselves at the top of our priority list.
Self-nurturing is everything that makes us feel positive, happy and joyful.
When we decide to honor ourselves with the love we need and deserve like the sun we radiate a glow, touching everything and everyone in our lives.
Below are 60 ideas for glowing:
60. Eliminate shoulds.
59. Enjoy down time.
58. Run towards your fears.
57. Be dependable.
56. Embrace self-responsibility.
55. Be completely honest.
54. First meet your own needs.
53. Notice the beauty around you.
52. Open your mind to change.
50. Set attainable goals.
49. Go at your own pace.
48. Honor your individuality.
47. Open yourself to umlimited possibilities.
46. See the humor in things.
45. Celebrate your imperfections.
44. Reward yourself.
43. Be flexible.
42. Be gentle with yourself.
41. Be open to being wrong.
40. Laugh for no reason.
39. Light candles.
38. Enjoy nature.
37. Get a message.
36. Congratulate yourself.
35. Know yourself.
34. Appreciate where you are today.
33. Give yourself space.
32. Breathe mindfully.
31. Communicate your emotions.
30. Learn to relax.
28. Say no more often.
27. Experience new things.
26. Take mini breaks throughout the day.
25. Create personal affirmation cards, use daily.
24. Hang out with positively happy people.
23. Schedule fun times for yourself.
22. Make your car a sanctuary.
21. Dress for success.
20. Be impecably groomed.
19. Balance your energy.
18. Recharge your batteries.
17. Refuse to argue.
16. Balance your diet.
15. Sleep sound.
13. Feel and express gratitude.
12. Give up self put-downs.
11. Develop your intuition.
10. Learn to hold your own hand.
9. Accept your physical appearance.
8. Keep your cool.
7. Vent in a positive way.
6. Speak kindly of yourself.
5. Be brave.
4. Learn to calm yourself.
3. Listen to music.
2. Make the most of every opportunity.
1. Start fresh each day.
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We live in a time when we have more possessions, more opportunity and more alternatives than ever before. Just a few decades a go, people would have been awestruck by the prosperity that we have. Despite all this, people seem more stress out and unhappier than ever.
There really is no reason for people to be so discontent. For the most part, we get our basic needs covered and have steadily gained more freedom to express ourselves in our work and leisure time. If anything, we should be happier than ever.
In Norway we have a saying that goes “Excess wants more”. It basically means that when we have a lot, we tend to want even more. Instead of cherishing what we have, we constantly push for more. It is stressful and makes us unhappy. It’s time to do something about it.
There is a magic bullet that can help you instantly break out of this kind of mindset: gratitude. Every single one of us have countless reasons to be grateful. Most of the time we don’t think about these things, instead we focus on the things we wish were different, what we want to have more of, thing we want to improve.
There is nothing wrong with trying to better oneself or ones lot in life. There is however something wrong with being so obsessed with everything that can be better that we lose sight of all the things we have that are great.
The best way I know to stay in touch with all my blessings is to start the day off with a gratitude session. I usually do this on my way to work. It simply go through all the things in my life that I am grateful for and make sure I feel truly grateful for them. A simple exercise like this makes it virtually impossible to get a bad start to the day. Instead of starting the day off angry about not getting to sleep longer, or how terrible traffic is or the latest upsetting morning news, I start my day of in a great mood feeling grateful for the many blessings in my life.
The best part of starting the day of this way is that over time you condition your mind to always seek out things you are grateful for. When you feel yourself starting to be negative and feel down about something or someone make it a point to switch your thinking to something you are grateful for. You will find that focusing on the things you already have will make you a lot happier than thinking about all that you don’t have.