Last year was hard on all of us. You all should take some time this year to focus on yourself so you can process, heal, and grow from the hardships we faced. That’s why we decided to write this blog to kick off January 2021.
Self-love may sound like a dated sentimental concept, but it’s actually really powerful. It means being kind to yourself. Do you ever hear that voice in the back of your head that whispers negative phrases or insults? Self love is about hushing those whispers and replacing them with positive self evaluation. So instead of thinking “you’re an idiot,” you should think, “I can improve by doing A and B.”
It is too commonplace to be hard on yourself. After all, you are your own worst enemy. Transitioning out of that is tough and takes consistency and discipline, but it is possible and it is powerful.
Your ability to identify areas that need improvement is one of your most valuable skills. It will play into your career, your personal life, and your emotional wellbeing. It can also help increase your self confidence and nurtures your self-esteem.
Start by thinking of the good things you’ve accomplished whenever you find yourself thinking negatively about yourself. This will help remind you that, no matter what you’re struggling with, you can achieve the things you set out to accomplish.
Try New Things
If you don’t venture out and try new things, you risk getting stuck in rut. Your job, your hobbies that you do every day, the people you see daily, they become your identity. Every now and then, it’s good to try new things to break out of that identity. Doing so will help keep you creative and energized, which helps avoid the dreaded burnout, and enriches your life overall. It’s even better if you try those things with a friend(s) or loved one!
You can try learning a new language — there are plenty of apps for that — start working out, learning a musical instrument, start drawing, knitting, or painting; anything really! A new hobby or a new adventure could be just the thing you need to spice up your life and focus on yourself.
We recommend picking activities that improve yourself in some different way. Think of something that gets you active, activates the creative side of your brain, or forces you to think analytically. Pick something that you don’t do every day, but that you’re interested in. For example, say you work inside all day. Going out and taking a swim or finding a new biking trail would be the perfect activities to contrast that.
Or if you want to try getting healthier but already workout, try IV therapy in Phoenix. If you book through us, you will find a plethora of healthy vitamins and minerals that are designed to fill gaps in your diet and soothe any aches or pains you may have. The best part? Our registered nurses will come to your door so you don’t even have to leave the house. They’ll administer the IV treatment, which takes about an hour at most, and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Book an appointment today!
Make Time for Loved Ones
It should go without saying, but the people in our lives massively affect the quality of our lives. It’s important to make time for your loved ones, even if it’s just a phone call.
As humans, we’re a social species. Sure, there are introverts and extroverts, but at our core, humans need to socialize. In fact, social motivation and social contact can help to improve memory formation and recall and protects the brain from neurodegenerative diseases. It also releases Oxytocin, a neurotransmitter and a hormone that helps people bond with one another.
In short terms: Focusing on yourself doesn’t mean you only focus on yourself. The more time you make for loved ones, the happier you’ll be and the stronger that relationship will feel.
Cultivate a Healthy Lifestyle
Good health and focusing on yourself is the foundation for being successful. It’s what will keep your motivation high and your body moving, even after a stretch of long days. It means being sustainable and living in a way that helps you grow as a person.
To do that, you’ll need to have a healthy schedule for sleeping and eating. Aim for seven to eight hours per night and try not to oversleep, as it can leave you feeling fatigued all day long.
Try to workout at least three times a week. Pick something you like to do and stick to it. You don’t need to switch between arms, legs, core, and cardio if you don’t want to. If you just run enough running, then run to your heart’s content.
Finally, a healthy lifestyle requires healthy food and proper hydration. The specifics of what you eat will depend on your dietary preferences and level of physical activity. If you need a little extra help, give us a call. We’re happy to go over our menu and pick out vitamins that could benefit you and your diet. We’re here to help you make 2021 your year.