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The Power of Self-Love During A Pandemic

The past several months have been tough on everyone. We all had to adjust and

face challenges because of Covid-19. We’re still making adjustments and facing

challenges as we continue to adapt to our ‘new normal’. It’s certainly an unprecedented

time.


Lately, have you found yourself giving more than you take? Many working

women are also mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, and friends. We know that trying to

balance multiple roles is stressful and sometimes overwhelming. It’s so easy to forget

about the importance of caring and loving yourself during these challenging times even

though it’s more important than ever!


Believe it or not, self-love is NOT about being selfish.

It’s not about “getting what you want” or overindulging.

Self-love is not selfish… it’s actually completely necessary.

It’s about taking the time to care and love ourselves for who we are. Self-love is

simply about gaining power and control of our happiness. When we act from a place of

kindness toward ourselves, kindness often emulates around us. Here are some ways

you can appreciate and take care of yourself each day to help boost your mood.


Practice Forgiveness

Give up on the dangerous idea of perfectionism especially during a global

pandemic! Choose acceptance instead. Some days, good enough is enough. Embrace

your imperfections because someone else may see the beauty in your flaws. Love

yourself for who you are and don’t worry about meeting anyone else’s standards. As a

general rule of thumb, if you wouldn’t say it to someone else, don’t say it to yourself!


Be Mindful


There’s beauty in every day even when times are tough. We all want to get back

to “normal” but the reality is we have a long road ahead. Don’t let life pass you by

chasing the next best thing. Live in the moment and appreciate the ups with the downs.

If the past is dragging you down, let it go! A positive outlook can help you view your

mistakes and obstacles as opportunities to learn and grow.


Set Healthy Boundaries


You really can’t practice self-love properly if you are constantly giving to others

and running on empty. Remember that it’s OK to say no sometimes. Learn how to set

boundaries and be mindful of your personal space. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you

feel anxious or overwhelmed.


Above all, don’t let others define your happiness. Create your own path to Inner

peace in life - - We can help!

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