How many of us have set goals that we never achieve? How many of us constantly berate ourselves because we have not yet reached them? It's time to change this way of thinking, by learning how to be kinder to yourself and loving the progress you are making on your journey toward your goal. Here are 5 things you can do today to help build your self-love and stop berating yourself for not yet reaching your goal(s).
Step 1: Get Comfortable in your own skin
In order to succeed, a person needs to be confident and comfortable in their own skin. They know their own uniqueness and are not afraid to show it. For you to reach your goals or be confident enough to take on new challenges, you need to be comfortable with who you are too.
Step 2: Be in the moment
Achieving your goals happens when you remain focused on what's right in front of you and don't lose sight of the larger picture. You can do this by setting small goals that will lead you to your bigger goal. For example, if you want to be able to run a marathon, set smaller goals like walking for thirty minutes a day, or running for fifteen minutes a day. Once you accomplish those smaller goals, it'll be easier for you to keep going.
Step 3: Give yourself space
It is important to give yourself space from time to time so you don't feel like you're drowning in life. You can do this by taking breaks, not being afraid to take a day off, or even going for a walk in the park and being present with the world around you. This will allow you to have the energy you need when it comes down to accomplishing what needs to be done in order for success!
Step 4: Practice Gratitude
Make a list of what you're grateful for each day, even if it's something as simple as having a roof over your head and food to eat. Studies have shown that this act has been linked with reduced depression, increased happiness, and an overall sense of well-being.
Step 5: Love Yourself First
When you're making changes, self-love is the key to progress and success. When you're in a slump or feeling unmotivated, don't try to force yourself to do anything else or push your way through it. Take time for yourself - whether that means taking care of your body by eating well and exercising, reading an inspiring book, meditating for 15 minutes, seeing your therapist for some professional guidance - do something to love yourself first.
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