Self-care is an essential aspect of mental and emotional health, and it doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming.
Check out these six reflections; you must repeat them every day, especially when having a bad day and facing obstacles. As you repeat, you’ll start to believe it and embody it honestly.
- I love myself; Accepting to love yourself the same way you love your friends and family will help you realize that you’re unique and deserve happiness just as much as they do. It’s an essential step toward positive mental and spiritual health.
- I am worthy of things that bring me joy; Spending time with a good friend, buying something nice for yourself, sleeping late, or anything else that brings joy. If you often deprive yourself of good things or feel guilty for indulging in what you love, remember that it’s okay to seek what brings you joy in all manners.
- I deserve to take care of my body and mind; If you’re always stressed at work or school and have family obligations, you might neglect your physical and mental health. However, even in the middle of all the stress, you deserve to treat your mind and body well.
- I am important; It’s easy to prioritize everyone and everything else above yourself, and this reflection reminds you of that.
- I choose to be positive; The struggles and stress that come your way might seem out of your control, but not your attitude. You can decide to concentrate on uplifting ideas, be positive, and focus on the real things in your life.
- I am strong; Even though you have made it through several obstacles in your life so far, and you’ll continue. Being assertive requires practicing self-care, which helps you become healthy and focused enough to tackle whatever comes your way.
Everyone has different priorities and values, so some of them might not benefit you as much as others. Choose and practice one reflection at a time for a minimum of one week.
A good reflection helps you focus on the positive, but it also has the power to influence your actions. Your reflection should help you accept yourself, take care of yourself, and make positive choices that benefit your life.