Last month, I talked about Loving Yourself More. I must have felt that it wasn't enough so now I'm sharing to you again my BDJ power planner's February words of wisdom that I've already embraced and chosen to do to love myself more.
It's timely too because it's almost Valentine's Day. Ladies and yes gentlemen too, we've got 5 more ways to love ourselves! How's that?
Don't be too busy telling yourself you suck that you forget to have a life. Who am I to tell you this? Well my friend, I've said bad things to myself before and it didn't get me anywhere. Choose to move on and learn from the past. My daily habit this month is to say I Love You to my reflection. I face myself with a smile and tell myself that I can do it and that I am beautiful. Beautiful in my own ways! #GoodVibes
2. Take time off to do nothing.
It's so easy to get caught up in this fast-paced world. Whether you're a student, a professional, a working mom, or a stay at home mom - there seems to be no enough time. We only got 24 hours in a day and sometimes we ask ourselves WHAT ME-TIME?
It doesn't have to be the entire day. Even spending 15 minutes of your day to yourself is already an achievement. Read a book, take a walk, go to the salon to get a new hair cut, listen to your favorite songs, write on your journal, or revamp your makeup and wardrobe! Watch the world go by and just breathe normally. Remember that being busy is very different from being productive. Choose to be productive!
3. Reconnect with your BFFs.
Best friends forever! Admit it, you miss your BFFs too! Because I do all the time. Spend some quality time with your friends and just talk about anything under the sun or whatever makes you happy and beautiful inside and out! As much as possible, meet in person instead of talking online. Do something fun together!
I reconnected with my BFFs last December and it was a memorable moment. I don't get to see them often because we all live in different places so whatever time we have together is greatly valued.
4. Say what you really want.
Do you know that I used to be VERY timid? I would refuse to join any heated conversations. I didn't like asking questions. I would usually prefer to stay silent and not say anything at all. I would let others do the talking and I would just write about my thoughts and keep them to myself. But when I started working, I felt like I was left behind.
It's really because of my job that I became more active. I've learned to voice out and speak up for myself and sometimes for others. I realized I don't want to be a pushover. I have a voice and I've got something to say.
People are not mind-readers so say what you really want. It's vital in any kind of relationship. Be strong enough to politely voice out but also remember to respect others' opinions and feelings. Be prepared because not everyone will agree with you. Not everyone will listen. Some will even say hurtful things about you and some may personally attack you. But something's gotta give you know. At the end of the day, you will thank yourself for saying what you really want.
I just want to add though that there are times when the best thing to do is say nothing -- but that's really another story.
5. Dream big.
Oprah once said "Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe." I hope that whatever your dreams are, you pursue them. This is really something I'm still struggling with at this time but I'm always working on it. There's always that thought in my head that I can't achieve what I want to achieve. If you have that kind of thought too, it's time to get rid of it! It helps to always focus on our goals and think with the end in the mind.
I'm a dreamer, sometimes not a doer. But with the right attitude, I know the universe will conspire with me and my dreams. And yours too. Let's work together, shall we?
What are your dreams?
When do you think it's best to speak up? Or say nothing?
What else do you usually do to love yourself more?
Think about it.. and..
Stay happy! ♥
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