11 Easy Ways To Actually Love Yourself More

The steps below are from blogger Jordan Gray 1/24/16.  Read his full post here. 

1. Move often

When we move we allow the various forms of energy in our body the space to shift around.

2. Care about nutrition

The food that you put in your body is your fuel.

3. Limit the junk food that your brain consumes

Just like your body feels grumpy if you feed it awful things consistently, so too does your mood suffer when you feed your mind garbage.

4. Invest in your sleep

You spend roughly a third of your life sleeping, so you might as well get good at it.

5. Be intentional in how you spend your time

Enforce real boundaries in your life so that you carve out time for the things that matter the most to you.

6. Regularly make time for rest and relaxation

Between all of your healthy meals, optimized sleep habits, and playfulness, you want to make sure you’re also allowing yourself the time and space to breathe and relax.

7. Incorporate regular play into your life

One of the biggest changes that I’ve started to make in my life in the past year is re-prioritizing play into my life.

8. Maintain an ongoing self-recognition list

Another thing that has helped me a lot over the past year is switching my mindset from “I’m always behind/I need to catch up/I’m not doing enough” over to “I’m doing so well.”

9. Spend time alone

Whether you’re single, in a relationship, or married, one of the best ways that you can cultivate a loving relationship with yourself is to regularly spend some time alone.

10. Forgive yourself for past self-perceived wrongdoings

One common barrier to self-love is that we all have some things in our past that we haven’t forgiven ourselves for.

11. Invest in your most fulfilling relationships

Not only is spending time around your favorite people good for you, but investing your love into others (via acts of kindness and quality time spent together) also, in a roundabout way, funnels love into your relationship with yourself.