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.