5 Ways to Practice Self-love for Good Mental Health + Self-love Workshop ♡
What is self-love? This phrase has been receiving a lot of buzz on self-help and wellness blogs, but what does it really mean and how can it affect your mental health?
Self-love generally refers to appreciating yourself and treating yourself with kindness, both in thought and in action. Over time, practicing actions that promote self-love can help both your physical and psychological wellbeing.
Practicing self-love can improve your self-esteem, make you aware of your strengths and allow you to be more accepting of your weaknesses.
Here are a few ways you can practice self-love for good mental health.
1. Practice self-care.
Taking care of your basic needs is essential to being mentally healthy. Exercising, maintaining proper nutrition, and getting enough sleep all help to improve and maintain good mental health.
But self-care can be difficult for some. Things like brushing your teeth, taking a shower, or wearing clean clothes each day might seem simple, but they can be tough to do, especially if you struggle with something like depression, anxiety or another form of mental illness. When you feel low or stressed, self-care can be put on the back burner, but it should be just the opposite.
Practicing self-care daily, no matter how small, is a healthy habit and a great way to practice self-love.
2. Focus on your needs, not your wants.
While you might want to do things that feel good or exciting, practicing self-love means choosing to do the things that keep you focused on your goals and moving towards a healthier, happier life. This can be especially true for people struggling with addiction. Practicing self-love means putting your needs - like choosing recovery and working towards sobriety - before your wants.
3. Set healthy boundaries.
Allow yourself to say no to things that wear you down, or that harm you physically or emotionally. This applies to your work, personal life, relationships, and recreational activities. Surround yourself with a healthy support system that includes people who respect your boundaries and who will keep you accountable. Protecting yourself from people who don’t wish you well is essential to self-love.
4. Forgive others.
Practicing forgiveness can take time, especially if you don’t feel ready to let go of past hurts. Therapy can help you learn how to forgive and can teach you the coping skills you need to let go of trauma or hurt from your past. Practicing forgiveness can facilitate healing and ultimately allow you to develop a sense of self-love.
5. Forgive yourself.
Just like practicing self-care, forgiving ourselves can take a back seat when we feel low or stressed. We might forget that we need to forgive ourselves just as much as we need to forgive others. Remember, in life, no one is perfect and it’s normal to make mistakes when we are growing or learning. That is just a part of being human. Forgiving yourself can be difficult but not impossible, and it is something that you can learn to do through therapy.
Self-love + Body Acceptance Workshop ♡
Why join us?
If you're fed up of feeling like you're not good enough, feeling uncomfortable in your own skin or simply just want to incorporate an evening of self-care into your life then we've got you covered.
Come and join us so you can relax, learn and give yourself the love and affection that you deserve.
What to expect:
In this 90 minute workshop you can expect to feel relaxed, nurtured and to come away from it with a totally new perspective towards yourself and your body.
We will touch on three main topics:
♡ Self-care - we will discuss why it is so important and how best to practice it
♡ Self-love - look forward to a discussion about what self-love actually it is, why it is crucial and Rosie's 5 Top Tips for improving it
♡ Body acceptance - we will start to dig into toxic beauty standards and reframing how you understand the idea of "beauty" as well as carrying out a beautiful body acceptance exercise PLUS Rosie's 5 Top Tips on how to improve the way you feel about your body.
This event requires free zoom account which you can set up here:
Instructions on how to join will be included in an email we will send out a week before the workshop. We start shipping the products that are included in your package from the 10th November.
Event times: 7.30-9.00pm London, UK (GMT) 21st November (Sunday)
Zoom room opens: 7.25pm