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
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.
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!
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!