Struggling To Be Kind To Yourself? These 5 Tips Will Help

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Hello Lovelies:

It’s really no surprise that you should be kind to yourself, right? But that doesn’t make it easy…

What exactly does it even mean to be kind to yourself? And how can you make it a habit?

Self-kindness looks a little different for everyone. But there are a few key ways that you can work on self-compassion and kindness.

Because you deserve to have a super awesome, loving, joyful relationship with yourself. And it’s absolutely possible to achieve that.

Need a hand? Take mine, let’s dive in!

5 Tips To Help You Be Kind to Yourself

1. Get Friendly With Self-Love

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Self-love, my sweet friend, is the true foundation of a healthy lifestyle. And one powerful way to be kind to yourself.

Super bonus – that love only begets more kindness. Because it’s so much easier to be kind to yourself when you love yourself.

When you love yourself fiercely you feel inspired to take care of your lovely self. You’re your own best friend and you’ve got your own back. And you make choices that benefit your own best interests (including any healthy lifestyle changes you might be interested in.)

I love clinical Psychologist Deborah Khoshaba’s powerful thoughts on self-love:

“When we act in ways that expand self-love in us, we begin to accept much better our weaknesses as well as our strengths, have less need to explain away our short-comings, have compassion for ourselves as human beings struggling to find personal meaning, are more centered in our life purpose and values, and expect living fulfillment through our own efforts.” (source)

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That’s a heck of a lot of goodness, eh?

That doesn’t mean that self-love is easy. In fact, sometimes it can be really hard. And it’s so important that you know that it’s absolutely normal to struggle sometimes. Your relationship with yourself will have ups and downs, just like any other relationship. And that’s ok.

Self-love is more of a continuous journey than a destination. What matters if that you make a commitment to yourself to work on loving yourself and, ultimately, being kind to yourself. Once you’ve made the commitment to love yourself everything else can start to fall into place, one piece at a time

Related: 8 Ways to Love Yourself Fiercely (Your Health Will Thank You)

2. Focus On Self-Care Activities You Enjoy

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I love talking about self-care. Hello Captain Obvious! I have tons and tons of different articles about a variety of self-care activities and how they can benefit your health.

But does that mean that you should try to work all of them into your routine?

Heck no! That’s impossible. And, honestly, it would make for a pretty packed and anxiety inducing self-care plan. (Which isn’t really self-care anymore…)

Ultimately it’s all about doing what’s right for you!

If a self-care activities excites you, do it. If it makes you feel good, boom! You’re working with magic! But if you aren’t interested at all or it just doesn’t feel right, well, it’s time to say bye, bye!

Also – know that self-care should be flexible to your needs.

Self-care is an umbrella term, love! Yes, it can be things like bubble baths and massages, yoga and journaling. But it can also be a day in your pajamas watching Netflix if you need it to be.

There are no rules in self-care town. And there is no one size fits all. It’s just about responding to your personal needs and prioritizing your well-being. What that means looks different for everyone. And should be flexible so you can switch things up when you need to. That’s a pretty sweet way to be kind to yourself!

3. Allow Yourself To Slow Down

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In today’s world so many of us are hustling almost constantly. You likely have a never ending list of things to do. Chores that need our attention. Goals that need chasing. Dreams that need dreaming.

Honestly, so many of us are overstimulated.  Almost always on. Digesting information, making decisions and judgements calls and getting a ton done. Practically. All. The. Time. (source)

It’s really easy to put a lot of pressure on yourself.

So much pressure in fact that it can feel like you’re failing when you do slow down.

Or, at least, that’s how I felt…

Graves Disease has forced me to pump the breaks on more than one occasion. My first flare up made walking around the block incredibly difficult. Forget about functioning through a normal day like a typical adult. I had to leave my co-workers hanging after my doctor put me off work, which made me feel like a giant bag of crap.

But, surprise, I wasn’t a loser at all, I was just sick. I needed to stop so that I could focus on getting better. Which is worth more than anything! It’s absolutely possible that someday I’ll need to do that again. And that’s ok.

And you can bet your sweet bippy that, these days, I have no issue slowing down when I need to.

But you don’t need to be ill to slow down. In fact, we all need to slow down sometimes to recharge our batteries.

So, in case you need a friendly reminder:

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It’s ok to slow down.

It’s ok to stop.

Be gentle with yourself. You’re doing the best you can with the cards you’ve been dealt. And, as a human being, you honestly can’t go-go-go forever.

Doing nothing sometimes is good for you. And a true kindness to yourself. (Plus, it ultimately makes you more productive and creative… so, like, win win!)

Related: Want To Stop Procrastinating? You shouldn’t! Here’s Why…

4. Re-Examine Where Your Purpose Comes From

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There’s this idea that your purpose is something that exists outside of yourself. A career, a hobby, a volunteer project… Essentially, the prevailing idea is that your purpose is about what you do (typically for a living), instead of who you are.

There’s a real problem with the idea that your purpose exists as a list of accomplishments you need to achieve in order to feel like you have real value.

When your purpose exists outside of yourself it can be taken away (if it’s ever even found at all). By a layoff, a health problem, a change of heart…

The only constant in life is change. And when something that you associate with your purpose changes you likely end up with that soul-crushing feeling. “Losing your purpose” is incredibly painful. And can really kick you in the self-esteem.

Which is a shame, because changes like that shouldn’t make you feel like you’ve lost some value. Feeling worthless isn’t good for your well-being after all.

Your purpose truly has nothing to do with what you do!

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What if your purpose were within you instead?

If your purpose is internal, you’ll still accomplish a ton of incredible things! Things that might align awesomely with your purpose. But you won’t need to worry about finding purpose (or losing it) because it’s right there inside you, always. And you can take it with you on all of your amazing adventures.

Re-framing the way you look at your purpose can be a huge relief.

It releases the pressures of having to find the perfect job, an amazing hobby, tons of Instagram followers… you get me! You can absolutely still strive for those kinds of things. But they’re just flowers you can water with your purpose. Not your purpose itself!

I’m by no means claiming that this will be perfectly simple. Nor will the idea always stick. Much like self-love, this kind of thinking can be difficult (because we aren’t really taught to think this way). But doing a little reflecting and working on seeing your purpose as something that comes from within is a beautiful way to be kind to yourself.

Related: The Truth About Finding Purpose And Why It’s Not About What You Do

5. Prioritize Your Mental Health

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Without mental health you have no good health at all.

Your mental wellness matters just as much as your physical health. They are perfectly intertwined. When one falters the other often falls down as well. They each deserve to be respected and held at equal importance.

We all need to know that there’s no shame in experiencing a mental health concern. It’s the ultimate way to be kind to yourself!

A good way to look at it is like this:

We’ve all experience digestive upset in some shape or form in our lives, right? It happens. Our tummies can have a sensitive moment. Totally, 100% normal.

And some of us develop more extreme digestive health issues. Depending on what they are, they might come and go. Or they might stick around, require some dietary restrictions and even need medical treatment and/or medication.

Would anyone judge someone for that? Of course not! Needing to make adjustments, see a doctor or take medication to manage a health issue is normal. Because we all deserve to feel well.

Well, your brain is an organ too. And it deserves the same attention, care and love as your digestive system and the rest of your beautiful body. Whether you’re having an off day, a mental health concern that comes and goes or something that sticks around and needs extra support.

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Related: This Is What Happens When You Prioritize Your Mental Health

And if you do find yourself in need of extra support, know that seeing a therapist is totally awesome!

We all need an emotional support network. Which should include the people you love and trust, like your close friends and family. But sometimes speaking with a therapist can provide amazing stress relief too. And help that no one else can truly provide.

Therapists create a safe space free from judgement. Everything is confidential. And the relationship is unique to your needs.

Philip J. Rosenbaum, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst and is the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Haverford College, describes it like this:

“Therapists engage with their clients’ lives without becoming a daily part of it. Well-defined boundaries allow therapists the perspective from which to observe behaviors that friends who are involved in a client’s life may be too close to see.” (source)

Therapy can be such useful too and a beautiful way to help yourself heal if your mental health needs a boost. Almost everyone experiences mental health related difficulties in their life (this lady included). And when that happens we can all benefit from therapy.

Interested in Online Counseling?

BetterHelp is a wonderful option for anyone interested in online therapy. They offer affordable, private online counseling and provide access to licensed, trained, experienced, accredited psychiatrist and therapists. They’ll even help match you with the right counselor for your needs. How awesome is that?!

Check out www.betterhelp.com to see if they’re the right option for you.

Final Thoughts

Woman holding pink flowers and smiling - a sweet reminder that simple things (like giving yourself flowers) can be a lovely way to be kind to yourself

There are so many lovely ways to be kind to yourself. Tons of self-care activities you can try, marvelous ways to be gentle with yourself and cherish your mental health, sweet little actions that will boost self-love.

Everything I spoke of today is truly so broad! And there is no one right way to approach any of them. It’s so important that you feel safe and free to do things in a way that works best for you!

Need an example? Let’s take a peek at re-examining where our purpose comes from.

Meditation might help you shift your perspective. Or maybe journaling is a better approach for you. Perhaps just going for walks and thinking works best. All of these things are wonderful! And one approach isn’t better than the other. What matters is that they feel right and work for the person who chooses to do them.

You do you lovely! If your actions are built on self-love and your intentions are to be kind to yourself you’re rocking it! No matter how you need to approach it!

What do you think about these tips? Have they inspired you to be kind to yourself? Anything that you would add to the list? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

Health and love,

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Sara Flanagan is a wellness writer and the creator of www.mshealthesteem.com, where she shares her story of being diagnosed with Graves Disease, a chronic autoimmune disease, and empowering herself to do everything she can to thrive in spite of her diagnosis. She writes articles on self-love, acceptance, wellness and nutrition. Join the Health-Esteem Family today and share in the journey.

65 Comments

  1. Reply

    Stacie

    April 11, 2019

    I really like this post. I think most of us are too hard on ourselves, and many of us are just downright mean to ourselves. We need to love ourselves so much more than we do.

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      April 20, 2019

      Yes! That’s so well put Stacie! We really do need to be kinder to ourselves. Your worst bully shouldn’t be your internal voice. It’s definitely not easy to work on silencing our inner mean girls sometimes, but it’s 100% worth it to try! 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing your lovely thoughts <3

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    Sarah Bailey

    April 11, 2019

    I totally need these tips at the moment I am really struggling on being kind to myself in any shape or form! I’ll have to try and bring these tips into working.

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      April 20, 2019

      I’m happy this found you when you needed it Sarah! Know that it’s absolutely normal to struggle. The fact that you want to work on self-kindness is amazing! One little step at a time and you’ll go far. <3 Sending you tons of love and encouragement!

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    terristeffes

    April 11, 2019

    I am a stranger to self love. It is hard to get back into thinking about it because it is such a foreign concept to me. Your post gave me a lot to think about.

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      April 20, 2019

      You aren’t alone Terri! I don’t think we’re often taught about the importance of self-love or how to approach it. It wasn’t really something I ever thought about before I got sick. But, goodness, it’s so important for our well-being and we all truly deserve it.

      I hope you know that you’re so incredibly worthy of the love you so freely give to others! And that you have a wonderful time working on it. One little step at a time and you will go far! 🙂 Thinking about it is an awesome place to begin.

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    artch33

    April 12, 2019

    I like number 2 where it says that we need to have self-care activities. :0)

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      April 20, 2019

      Yea!!! So important we do what works for us and tap into the activities that make us feel good. There’s no one right way to self-care. I hope you get to indulge in some self-care activities you enjoy this weekend 🙂

  5. Reply

    Snehal

    April 12, 2019

    I think m rushing too much and thus stressing myself out. I should relax some. Great self care tips! 👍

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      April 20, 2019

      I’m so glad these tips are helpful Snehal! I hope that you get the chance to put those feet up this weekend and recharge. 🙂 Wishing you well!

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    jaye shields

    April 12, 2019

    Taking personal time is everything. I know someone who is so selfless and is always taking care of others, but then gets overwhelmed in her own life.

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      April 20, 2019

      That’s so true Jaye! I’m sorry to hear about your friend. It sounds like they have a beautiful and giving heart! It’s so natural to become overwhelmed when we’re giving too much of ourselves without refilling our batteries. I hope someday she becomes just as kind and giving with herself as she is with others. <3 We all deserve that!

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    Daniela Furtado

    April 12, 2019

    It’s true that self-kindness doesn’t look exactly the same for everyone. Not everyone wants to wear face masks! The priority should be to feel good!

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      April 20, 2019

      Yes! That’s absolutely it Daniela. It’s all about feeling good and doing what works best for you. I love the way you put it. Thank you so much for sharing your insights with us 🙂

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    Wendy Polisi

    April 12, 2019

    That’s so true that it’s different for everyone. Not all of us approach it the same way or even need to.

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      April 20, 2019

      Right? I couldn’t agree more Wendy! We are all so beautifully unique and the healthy lifestyle we create needs to compliment that. It’s important we feel empowered to go our own way :). Glad you shared that! Thank you.

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    Heather

    April 13, 2019

    Great tips, always be kind to yourself

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      April 20, 2019

      I couldn’t agree more. Kindness, including self-kindness, makes the world a better place 🙂

  10. Reply

    Kiwi

    April 13, 2019

    Self care and slowing down is important sometimes people abuse their selves and never cool it. Also a lot of people are suffering from mental issues and they should seek help if it’s spiraling out of control.

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      April 20, 2019

      This is so important Kiwi! Thank you for sharing. We all deserve to be able to seek help when we need it. There’s never any shame in that. Talking things out with loved ones, therapy and more are all awesome resources we should tap into when needed. It’s an important aspect of self-care. And a HUGE act of self-kindness. Thank you so much for sharing that! It’s a really important message we all need to share more often 🙂

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    GiGi Eats Celebrities

    April 16, 2019

    I am happy to report that I am very kind to myself. I love myself. I am the only self I have, so how could I not be?!

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      April 20, 2019

      I LOVE that GiGi! That’s wonderful! You deserve it. We all do. 🙂 Here’s to self-love. It’s so incredibly wonderful <3

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    Elizabeth | Tired Mom Supermom

    April 16, 2019

    I can totally relate. I am very hard on myself, and its a huge struggle to try to be nice to myself. My kids can see it too, so i have to be super mindful how i talk about myself!

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      April 20, 2019

      It’s absolutely natural to struggle Elizabeth! You aren’t alone. Being aware of your self-talk is a huge step forward and your efforts to be mindful are beautiful forms of self-love. Know that it’s ok to take your time and ok to have moments that are difficult. It’s never about perfection! And we’re allowed to take all the time we need working on self-love. One little step at a time and you will go far <3. Sending so much love your way and wishing you well!

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    Melissa Ann

    April 16, 2019

    Love it, love it, love it. None of us are ever as kind to ourselves as we should be. It seems like we’re always the first ones to play up our mistakes and play WAY DOWN our successes.

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      April 20, 2019

      So happy you’re on team self-love and self-kindness too Melissa Ann! Yay! I couldn’t agree more. We all deserve to recognize our triumphs and be patient with ourselves when we fall short. It’s ok. No one’s perfect and no one has to be. Not even ourselves.

      Thank you for sharing these important thoughts. Your message is so awesome <3

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    Sheri

    April 16, 2019

    I learned this not too long ago and for about two years now I have been a lot nicer and kinder to myself.

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      April 20, 2019

      That’s fantastic Sheri! EEEE! I’m really glad to hear that :). You deserve it so much. We all do. Here’s to self-love <3. May we all find our way towards it.

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    travelwisesr

    April 16, 2019

    I so much agree with each of your five tips. End of the day it is the purpose of our life and constant search for happiness.

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      April 20, 2019

      I’m so happy you agree! Self-kindness and self-love are so important. We all deserve it <3. Thank you tons for sharing your awesome thoughts with us!

  16. Reply

    sylvia

    April 16, 2019

    Love these tips. This post is a good reminder. Sometimes we need to slow down and just take better care of ourself

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      April 20, 2019

      Absolutely agree Sylvia! We all need that. It’s helps us be more present in the end. Everyone benefits when we take care of ourselves <3. Thank you tons for sharing that with us!

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    Novel Blondes

    April 16, 2019

    Very good tips and reminders to practice. I have to remind myself that you can’t pour from an empty cup, so self care fills the cup and I can give to others.

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      April 20, 2019

      That’s such a great way to put it! When we take care of ourselves we have more to give to others. Everyone benefits :). It’s so awesome! <3

  18. Reply

    paigebainbridge

    April 16, 2019

    I especially liked the quote from psychologist Deborah Khoshaba saying that when we give ourselves self-love, we appreciate our weaknesses as well as our strengths. I think that’s so important, especially in our goal-oriented, high-achieving society. We need to remember to be gentle with ourselves and allow ourselves our weaknesses. Thanks — Paige Bainbridge (www.paigebainbridge.com)

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      April 20, 2019

      I loved her quote too Paige! She really did put it so well. No one’s perfect and that’s ok. As you so awesomely stated, we need to be gentle with ourselves. Thank you tons for sharing those thoughts with us hun! 🙂 Such an important reminder to be kind to yourself!

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    Erin Knight

    April 17, 2019

    I really like all the tips of being kind to yourself. #3 is especially true. I used to be always on the go and I burned myself out. Then I learned that it is not possible to do everything in one day, so I just relaxed and take things slow. It does help a lot and reduced lots of stress. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this too!

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      April 20, 2019

      I’m so glad you’ve made slowing down a priority Erin! You deserve it. We all do! Like you said – it really does wonders for our mental health and reduces stress. Slowing down helps us be more productive in the end. It’s seems like an oxymoron, but goodness is it ever true!

      I’m so glad you shared your experiences with us Erin! Thank you <3.

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    Toni | Boulder Locavore

    April 17, 2019

    Love this! Such a great reminder for everyone!

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      Nicole

      April 17, 2019

      You are such an inspiring writer, we should absolutely all be kind to ourselves. The biggest item on your list for me is remembering to slow down. With 4 kids and an endless todos, this one gets me every time.

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        Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

        April 20, 2019

        Thank you so much Nicole! You are truly such a kind and lovely person. I’m always so thankful for all of your love and support <3.

        As the youngest of 4, I can absolutely appreciate how busy you must be with 4 little ones. It definitely makes for a go-go-go lifestyle. I think it's important to know that it's ok not to get every single thing done. And that self-care shouldn't be stressful either.

        If we can't make time for things like journaling or yoga, that's ok. If your day was bonkers and self-care is simply leaving the dishes for tomorrow and going to bed early, that's awesome. If it means rushing out the door with spit up on your shirt because finding a clean one would take too much time (and add extra stress) that's ok too.

        Self-care is so many things. And evolves and changes based on our needs. So know that you are rocking it, even when your version of self-care doesn't look like the self-care activities we normally see all over instagram and in magazines. Face masks are cool. But so is going to bed with greasy hair because the idea of taking a shower didn't sound as relaxing as a few extra minutes of sleep.

        Sending you tons of love and wishing you the most incredible Easter weekend <3.

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      April 20, 2019

      Thank you Toni! I’m so glad to hear that 🙂

  21. Reply

    Heather

    April 17, 2019

    What a great post, I appreciate these thoughts so much. Thank you for sharing.

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      April 20, 2019

      I’m so glad to hear that Heather! Thank you for sharing your kind words <3. Wishing you well!

  22. Reply

    Marina

    April 17, 2019

    So important to be kind to ourselves! Thank you for the reminder and ideas!!

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      April 20, 2019

      I’m so glad you think so Marina! It truly is incredibly important <3

  23. Reply

    Kristine Nicole Alessandra

    April 18, 2019

    I have not taken care of my own self. My life is all about caring for others but not myself. I have to have a long talk with my family. They are totally wearing me out.

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      April 20, 2019

      I’m sorry to hear that Kristine! That’s a really difficult situation to be in. And truly so draining – which doesn’t benefit anyone (because there’s a whole lot less of us to go around). I hope that your talk with your family goes well. And, no matter what, know that you are so worthy of the same love and kindness you give to others. When you provide for yourself you have a heck of a lot more goodness to share with others. Everyone benefits. <3 Sending so much love and well wishes your way!

  24. Reply

    Tiffany La Forge-Grau

    April 18, 2019

    In this day and age, we definitely can be tough on ourselves. Especially because other people usually are.

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      April 20, 2019

      It’s so true Tiffany! Self-love isn’t easy. And we don’t typically talk about it or encourage each other to do it. It’s so important we shift our focus and try and be kinder to ourselves. Not only is it good for our mental well-being, everyone around us benefits <3. We all deserve that!

  25. Reply

    Jessica Hughes

    April 18, 2019

    This post was really needed. So important to raise awareness to self love and self care!

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      April 20, 2019

      Heck yes Jessica! I totally agree! I’m glad you’re on team self-love too <3

  26. Reply

    Travel With A SIlver Lining

    April 18, 2019

    sucha great post, thanks for this 🙂

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      April 20, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and kind words with me 🙂

  27. Reply

    Sharon Wu

    April 19, 2019

    awww this article really speaks to me. self-love is so important and this year i have made a commitment to prioritize my own well-being and being my body’s best friend. i think that when you love yourself, you’re able to love others so much more purely! thanks for this reminder!

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      April 20, 2019

      That’s such a lovely commitment to make for yourself Sharon! I love that so much more than the typical New Years Resolutions you hear. 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful time building a beautiful, loving and compassionate relationship with yourself. You truly deserve it! We all do <3

  28. Reply

    Elizabeth O

    April 22, 2019

    Now I’m super guilty at this, sometimes I tend to forget to make time for myself. Thank you for your words its been such a great reminder.

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      May 11, 2019

      I’m so glad this served as a great reminder Elizabeth! You deserve it <3. I think we're all guilty of putting ourselves on the back-burner sometimes and need little reminders, myself included! I hope this weekend has lots of time for rest and relaxation. Sending tons of love your way!

  29. Reply

    emman damian

    April 22, 2019

    I always do a self-check every once in a while. I always ensure that I do meditation and seek
    help from my friends. Always do well and speak out. It helps!

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      May 11, 2019

      That is SO AWESOME Emman! We could all learn so much for your example. A regular self-check is truly a wonderful thing. And it’s absolutely magnificent that you having coping mechanisms and support in place for the moments you need it <3. Thank you tons for sharing this part of your self-care routine with us!

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    Claudia Krusch

    April 23, 2019

    Such a great post! Love all the amazing thoughts you’ve shared! So important to raise awareness on self care!

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      May 11, 2019

      Thank you so much Claudia! I’m really glad you enjoyed this article and found it helpful. Makes my day :). Sending tons of love your way!

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