S.Are you okay with yourself? Five questions you should ask yourself now to find out
There most beautiful love story that you can live in your life will be the one with yourself! It is not a cliché, but an incontrovertible fact. Because only if we learn to love each other, to appreciate each other and to take care of us we will be able to experience not only more sincere and fulfilling relationships, but above all an entire happy existence.
Are you sure you really love yourself? There are moments in life when we are convinced that we have achieved a certain balance, to know and love each other in the right way. But is it really so? Try answering five simple questions to figure it out!
Do you really listen to yourself?
The first step in taking care of yourself is learning to listen to yourself. You make it? It means to stop and think carefully about what you want truly, starting from there, from the things you love. Sometimes taking stock of the situation can be difficult (and painful), but it is necessary to start a journey focused on your needs and priorities. Putting yourself first does not mean being selfish, but giving voice to desires.
On the other hand we only have one life and we have to live it to the fullest, without regrets and respecting who we are. Listening to yourself does not necessarily mean making big changes, but treating yourself to a nice holiday in that destination you have always dreamed of or taking a nice course to brush up on a forgotten hobby. Help, in this case, can come from mindfulness therapies and breathing: practices that allow you to increase awareness.
Do you take care of your body?
Mens sana in corpore sano, the Romans said, a statement that today is more true than ever. Being comfortable with yourself means taking care of your body. This by no means means chasing impossible (and unhealthy) stereotypes of beauty, or going on a diet or going to the gym. Instead, it’s about doing a sport you love to relieve stress and release endorphins that will make you smile, bring healthy food to the table and pamper yourself with recipes you like. Physical activity and a healthy diet are essential for feeling good about yourself. Proper hydration, foods rich in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants give you well-being, lightness and energyhelping you to face everyday life with the right determination.
Do you keep a diary?
Writing is a particularly effective way to get to know each other better and learn to love each other. Writing is the best way to tell about oneself, to write down thoughts and moods, processing emotions. It will be complicated at first and you may feel embarrassed, but over time you will find a great benefit in writing your journal. Write down what goes through your head and feel, then let some time pass and reread. You will be amazed at how suddenly everything will seem clearer and less difficult.
A winning idea can be to keep a bullet journal, which is a diary of gratitude. A notebook in which to write down the things to do, your goals and thoughts, but also the resources you have available and what you are grateful for. Journaling, on the other hand, is a discipline with many (proven) benefits. It allows you to better focus on your goals, stimulate awareness and empty your mind. Thanks to the daily diary – on which you can also draw or paste objects – you can keep track of changes and progressstimulate ideas and creativity, find the right energy, clarity and mental lightness.
Have you freed yourself from negativity?
If you want to feel good about yourself the first thing to do is to eliminate the negativity that intoxicates your life. Abandoning what hurts and hurts us, what causes us one emotional and physical dependence, it is essential to be calm. What you must always keep in mind is that relationships, whether of friendship or love, must add something positive to our existence and cannot be a source of anxiety or pain.
Don’t make the mistake of put yourself aside, accepting to live in bonds that hurt your self-esteem. If you choose to abandon those who only hurt you, you will make room for wonderful and unique people who can come into your existence and truly enrich it.
Do you have the right self-esteem?
Self-esteem is essential to living your life fully. So stop focusing your attention only on the negative aspects and learn to enhance what is beautiful in you. You have so many qualities, you just have to value them and understand how much make you unique and beautiful.
When you wear that dress that fits you so well, look in the mirror and give yourself a compliment! When you reach an important milestone at work or a goal, be grateful to yourself. Self-esteem is like a muscle: if you don’t train it it will end up not working well and over time you will suffer the consequences.