In life there is often a focus on being successful. We are often taught to achieve goals and fit in with society. However, we are also often neglected in terms of our self and do not have the ability to focus on ourselves in every situation. In this article we will outline 21 ways to offer self-respect and avoid self-neglect.
1. Do not rely on others for happiness
It can often be the case that we rely on other individuals for our own happiness. However, we must realize that happiness comes from within and we have all the tools that we need in order to create our happiness.
2. Eating properly
Eating properly is important as it gives us the nutrition and feeds our mind and body in a way that is healthy. Snacking on processed foods will only please our taste buds and will leave our mind and body feeling neglected. Instead, eat fruit and vegetables and nutritional food.
3. Use affirmations in a positive way
Telling ourselves positive things on a regular basis can help us with self respect and confidence. When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself something, that you can achieve whatever you want, and this will help you progress in life.
4. Create a sacred space
Creating a sacred space can be important for generating self-respect and should be relaxing and calming. You may fill it with your favorite pictures and with candles and crystals to create a special environment.
5. Carry out exercise
Exercise can be a great way to make you feel good and develop a healthy lifestyle. It can be done at any time and you can either do it alone or in a group.
6. Get outside
The great outdoors can be brilliant at boosting your sense of awareness and is also a great source of vitamin D. It is also free and easy to do.
7. Find your passions
Everyone has passions that they wish to fulfill and if you neglect these you will only be avoiding them with things that are not worth doing. Find your passion and strive for it.
8. Don’t be Afraid to say no
It is important that we say no to things that we don’t need. If a friend wants you to do something that you don’t wish to do, simply say no and find an alternative.
9. Laugh as much as possible
It is important to laugh in every day life, and this may not always be easy if you are a busy individual. However, there are always things that we can find amusing so we should focus on these whenever possible.
10. Have a pampering session
Remember to take time out and pamper yourself in different ways. This could be a relaxing bath, or could be a trip to the hairdressers.
11. Meditate, don’t medicate
Many individuals find life stressful and use antidepressants and other drugs to help them. It has been found that meditation is great at clearing the mind bringing forth useless junk that may develop.
12. Quit a job that you hate
It has been found that over 76 percent of individuals carry out jobs that they do not like. It is important in life that you find something to do on a daily basis that you enjoy, and this is something that you should strive for.
13. Focus on positive environments
If you’re feeling low then a negative environment can have a great effect. By simply changing your location and going somewhere which makes you feel more positive will do wonders of good to your mental state.
14. Be aware of the shows you watch and the music you listen to
These are things that we do on a regular basis, but they can sometimes project negative feelings and this can be apparent in all sense of self. Be aware of what you watch and listen to and focus on positive media.
15. Stay away from technology
Technology and social media means that we can consistently check in on others and see what they are up to. This is very neglecting to ourselves and should be avoided.
16. Sleep well
It is important that we get at least seven hours of sleep a night. Many people neglect their sleep and this leads to a negative outlook on life.
17. Drink lots of water
Many individuals forget the importance of drinking water on a regular basis and choose sugary drinks instead. It is important that we drink at least eight glasses of water a day, so as to feel our best.
18. Remember to believe in you
Believing in yourself is an important thing to do when ever you accept a challenge in life. If you don’t believe in yourself, nothing else will fall into place.
19. Accept the unknown and embrace it
There is no point worrying about the future, as it has not happened yet. Instead, it is much better to embrace it and put yourself out of your comfort zone so that you get access to new experiences.
20. Focus on gratitude
Our perception of life is how we tell whether it is good or not and this often comes down to our gratitude. If we focus on the things that we do have and embrace them, rather than the things that we don’t have, we will be far happier in life.
21. Keep your thoughts in a journal
Keeping your thoughts and feelings in a journal can be a great way in which to unload your mind and find balance within the world. You will be able to analyze your thoughts and see with the clearer perception.