Please let yourself be proud of small things. Please do that. Please allow yourself to get really excited about playing a video game well or sending an ask you were nervous about or letting a bug outside or peeling the whole orange in one try. Please get so excited about that. Please. That’s so cool I’m so glad you did it.
Am I something?
And the answer comes:
You already are.
You always were.
And you still have time to be.
- Remind yourself every day that you are amazing and beautiful and wonderful.
- Listen and understand your own feelings - and be compassionate with them.
- Take care of your body, your time, your space and your finances.
- Fall in love with yourself.Think about what makes you, you. Appreciate those things.
- Do things that make you happy and make you feel good.
- Treat yourself just as kindly and thoughtfully as you would anyone else.
- Accept yourself for all that you are - both your positive aspects and your human fallibility.
- Eliminate self criticism.
- Acknowledge your effort, even if you realize you are not doing your best.
- Make positive affirmations everyday. For instance, say this to yourself “I love and accept myself completely and unconditionally.” Read your affirmations out loud several times a day.
- Express gratitude for the person that you are. Cultivate an appreciation for your strengths and gifts. Also, feel a sense of gratitude that you are alive and well, and fully capable of making a difference in your life.
- Make a deliberate attempt to look for opportunities that can help improve your confidence. For instance, if you are particularly good at doing something, set aside more time to indulge and improve your skills on it. Knowing that you have particular gifts can boost your self esteem.
note to self: your life will not begin when you lose weight and it will not end if you gain weight.
|—||Osho (via onlinecounsellingcollege)|
Guys, please take care of yourselves. Eat if you haven’t eaten. Sleep if you need to. Take a mental health day. Do what you need to do. But put yourself first when necessary.