We are our own worst critics. It’s human nature. We punish ourselves more harshly than we deserve when we feel we’ve messed up. Moreover, we don’t congratulate or reward ourselves enough for our accomplishments. Sometimes, merely getting through the day is an achievement worthy of recognition and celebration. Let the glitter and confetti rain.
How about this for a New Day’s resolution? Reward yourself. Continue being your own biggest critic, but make your criticism constructive. But don’t forget to be your own biggest cheerleader and rewarder as well. Self-love and self-care are essential. Self-care is simple. However, it can be hard to get into the habit of rewarding yourself. That’s alright. This short guide will give you some tips to help you appreciate yourself.
Get relaxed with CBD.
CBD products have been the rave over the past decade. It’s a cannabinoid found in marijuana and hemp, and it has many of the same benefits as THC. Many people use CBD oils, tinctures, and gummies for various purposes, including anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain. Like cannabis, it can boost your mood, but it won’t make you feel high.
Another great thing about CBD is you can make your own CBD products if with the right ingredients. Plenty of people use CBD distillate to make their own oils, tinctures, and edibles. CBD is natural and has no reported side effects, but it’s still wise to talk to your doctor before trying it.
Treat yourself to a manicure.
Getting your nails done is more than a cosmetic thing. It’s a therapeutic exercise. If you haven’t treated yourself to a manicure recently, it’s time to change that. But instead of going to the salon, have a night-in and play around with new nail designs over a bottle of wine.
Eat healthy and organic.
One of the best investments you can make in yourself is a healthy diet. After all, you are what you eat. We put this on the list of small investments because healthy food is more expensive than junk food. However, the return on investment is well worth the extra money spent on groceries.
One of the best ways to improve your diet is to switch to eating organic foods. Processed foods are bad for your digestive system and make it hard to convert food to energy. Moreover, eating organic is better for you and the environment. So, feed yourself good, healthy food and not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because you deserve it.
Buy some new clothes.
Upgrading your wardrobe is another great pick-me-up. When you look good, you feel good, and when you feel good, you’re more likely to be good to yourself. Indeed, there’s something about self-care that makes begets more self-care.
Seriously, everyone deserves to take themselves on a shopping spree now and then. You’d be amazed what a couple of new outfits and pairs of shoes can do for your self-confidence. So, take a trip to the mall and spend the day trying on and buying clothes. Don’t be afraid to try something new or get yourself something expensive that you’ve had your eye on for a while. You may find that a new wardrobe is what you’ve really been needing.
Self-love is critical to your mental health. Psychologists have been talking about the importance of self-love and self-care for years, and now the rest of the world is finally catching on. Treating yourself to small luxuries and a good time is part of being happy and healthy. So, take the guilt out of your pleasures and enjoy them. It’s about time you jump aboard the self-love train and ride it to the life you deserve. As the saying goes, “Treat yourself. Don’t cheat yourself.”