Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Mindful Self-Love - The Key to a Fulfilling Life

Are you constantly stressed out? When was the last time you were truly happy? In today's hectic world, it's hard to find happiness and lead a fulfilling life. From daily stress to health problems and personal issues, there are plenty of factors that affect your well-being. This is particularly true for modern women who have dozens of things to do and can barely find time to sleep or eat well. Many times, they end up hating themselves and feeling out of place. I know all too well about the superwoman syndrome, which is exactly how I ended up making some serious changes in my life and overall daily habits.

The only way to escape this vicious cycle is to learn self-love. It's the single best thing you can do for yourself. Once you accept your flaws and open your heart, you will find happiness. 

Practice Mindfulness

Most people are on autopilot in their everyday lives. Mindfulness is something that brings us into the present moment. It's a state of mind that allows us to stay focused on the moment and fully engage in the experience. By practicing mindfulness, you'll have greater control over your life and re-learn to love yourself. 

Accept Your Flaws

The next step is to embrace your flaws and stop judging yourself. Believing in this limited self blocks creativity, hinders intimacy, and stops you from being truly happy. Be kind and understanding with yourself. Drop self-judgment every time you notice it, such as when you eat an extra piece of chocolate or skip a day of work. Put self-care first and do whatever brings you joy. 

Develop Positive Self-Talk

Learn to identify negative thought patterns and replace them with positive statements. Your inner dialogue with yourself affects every aspect of your life. Be warm and encouraging, rather than criticizing your own actions. Practice a compassionate mindset over and over again by telling yourself things like: "Each step is taking me to where I want to be," "I am confident," "My body is perfect the way it is," “I feel energetic and alive," or "I know who I am and I am enough." Positive self talk can boost you up and change your life for the better.

There are a lot of other ways to be mindful, these are simply a few. By all means choose what works and feels best for you. The end goal is the same; to create more balance, joy and happiness in our lives. 

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