Self-love is a state of appreciation for oneself that grows from actions that support our physical, psychological and spiritual growth. Self-love means having a high regard for your own well-being and happiness. Self-love means taking care of your own needs and not sacrificing your well-being to please others. Self-love means not settling for less than you deserve.

Self-love can mean something different for each person because we all have many different ways to take care of ourselves. Figuring out what self-love looks like for you as an individual is an important part of your mental health.


What does self-love mean to you?

For starters, it can mean:

  • Talking to and about yourself with love

  • Prioritizing yourself

  • Giving yourself a break from self-judgement

  • Trusting yourself

  • Being true to yourself

  • Being nice to yourself

  • Setting healthy boundaries

  • Forgiving yourself when you aren’t being true or nice to yourself

For many people, self-love is another way to say self-care. To practice self-care, we often need to go back to the basics and

  • Listen to our bodies

  • Take breaks from work and move/stretch.

  • Put the phone down and connect to yourself or others,or do something creative.

  • Eating healthily, but sometimes indulge in your favorite foods.

Self-love means accepting yourself as you are in this very moment for everything that you are. It means accepting your emotions for what they are and putting your physical, emotional and mental well-being first.

How and Why to Practice Self Love

So now we know that self-love motivates you to make healthy choices in life. When you hold yourself in high esteem, you're more likely to choose things that nurture your well-being and serve you well. These things may be in the form of eating healthy, exercising or having healthy relationships.

Ways to practice self-love include:

  • Becoming mindful. People who have more self-love tend to know what they think, feel, and want.

  • Taking actions based on need rather than want. By staying focused on what you need, you turn away from automatic behavior patterns that get you into trouble, keep you stuck in the past, and lessen self-love.

  • Practicing good self-care. You will love yourself more when you take better care of your basic needs. People high in self-love nourish themselves daily through healthy activities, like sound nutrition, exercise, proper sleep, intimacy and healthy social interactions.

  • Making room for healthy habits. Start truly caring for yourself by mirroring that in what you eat, how you exercise, and what you spend time doing. Do stuff, not to “get it done” or because you “have to,” but because you care about you.

Finally, to practice self-love, start by being kind, patient, gentle and compassionate to yourself, the way you would with someone else that you care about.


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Create Positive Thoughts Daily I Nora Oliver I


1. YOUR THOUGHTS

You can focus on what’s going right or what’s going wrong. What you think is how you feel so why not focus on the positive! You get to choose if your thoughts are overall more positive or negative! Cut back on the negativity and happiness will follow.

2. YOUR PRODUCTIVITY LEVEL

In all aspects of your life- whether its with work, with your family, or friendships- each day you get to choose how productive you are. Make sure you’re setting the time up to nurture special relationships and reach your personal goals.


3. YOUR VIEW OF YOURSELF

We can’t control what other people think. Everyone will form their own opinion, what matters

is how you see you. Be firm in how you know yourself and be confident.

4. YOUR WORK ETHIC

Every single day you can choose to put the work in to grow your knowledge and success. No one is successful overnight but if you choose to work hard daily, success will come.

5. YOUR SCHEDULE

Having a routine is key! If you include one thing you KNOW you can do each day you will set yourself up for a feeling of success and accomplishment. Even something as small as making the bed each day can feel rewarding!

6. HOW YOU TREAT OTHERS

Think of the Golden Rule! You can’t change the way people treat you but you can choose to treat others better.

7. YOUR MEALS

What goes in is what shows on the outside! And the better you eat the better you will feel both physically and mentally.


8. YOUR LEVEL OF HONESTY WITH OTHERS AND YOURSELF

Honesty truly is the best policy. It fosters better relationships with others and with yourself.

9. THE IMAGERY YOU ALLOW IN YOUR HEAD

This is in line with your thoughts, you get to choose what goes in! The TV shows you watch and the articles you read have an impact on your perspective and worldview. Put good things in!

10. THE STRUCTURE OF YOUR SPACE

You can control how clean your space is. I know I personally feel a lot better when things are clean!

Take responsibility for your choices and go easy on yourself for what’s out of your hands! Live each day with the intent of being productive, positive and grateful.




Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is characterized by persistent and excessive worry about a number of different things. People with GAD may anticipate disaster and may be overly concerned about money, health, family, work, or other issues. Individuals with GAD find it difficult to control their worry. They may worry more than seems warranted about actual events or may expect the worst even when there is no apparent reason for concern.


GAD is diagnosed when a person finds it difficult to control worry on more days than not for at least six months and has three or more symptoms. This differentiates GAD from worry that may be specific to a set stressor or for a more limited period of time.


Sometimes just the thought of getting through the day produces anxiety. People with GAD don’t know how to stop the worry cycle and feel it is beyond their control, even though they usually realize that their anxiety is more intense than the situation warrants. All anxiety disorders may relate to a difficulty tolerating uncertainty and therefore many people with GAD try to plan or control situations. Many people believe worry prevents bad things from happening so they view it is risky to give up worry. At times, people can struggle with physical symptoms such as stomachaches and headaches.


Signs and Symptoms of GAD

  • Feeling nervous, irritable, or on edge

  • Having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom

  • Having an increased heart rate

  • Breathing rapidly (hyperventilation), sweating, and/or trembling

  • Feeling weak or tired

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Having trouble sleeping

  • Experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) problem

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