“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance” – Oscar Wilde.
Loving others is a good thing, but loving yourself is the best thing. This week, take this post as a pleasant breeze and let it make you look after yourself. I have made the greatest decision to place my own happiness as the first priority. This is how I have been doing it:
1. Listen to myself
Listening to what I have to say to myself and trying to understand why. I maintain a diary specifically to write down all my ideas, opinions, thoughts and dreams. I also write down all the questions, the answers of which I strive to seek. You may also maintain them in a Google Docs/Google Sheets (synced to your personal account), as you will never loose them.
2. Make sense of what I do
Whether I am eating an unhealthy snack, or just behaved rudely with someone, it is important to let myself know it and learn from it. I suggest you to write down in your diary; I have not tried it yet, I am sure it helps.
3. Passion over Fashion
Since the time I have begun writing down my thoughts and aspirations, it has brought about immense clarity into how I wish to live. To my surprise, I sensed something that I never I would; my ideas of living were different from what everyone around me was doing. I urge you to stand up for yourself, and create your runway and not get carried away by the crowd.
4. Surprise myself
As I note down my mistakes I made in the past and ensure not to repeat them, I confidently put down my accomplishments till date, and pat myself in the back. It is good to reward yourself and get surprised by doing little things that you enjoy – going out for a walk, joining a productive social group, learning through a course, or breaking the ice by talking to someone and making their day.
While I am excited to share more and more ways to cherish yourself in the future posts, and I believe you deserve to know these 4 simple ways to start making yourself feel loved, by yourself. Wishing you a healthy, happening and happy Valentine week!
Happening to be Happy is a movement that I define to be a way to make your own happiness goals and associated to it, is a strong belief that with all of us in it together – it is possible.