Are you ready for the second part of Self-Love and Self-Acceptance Series? After discovering what all makes you happy the second part is all about doing more of it. Now, a lot of you will say I have no time. And my question to you is, “Really? If you do not have time for yourself then, who would ever have time for you?”
If you are one of those selfless people who gives all your time and energy to others and at the end of the day feels mentally exhausted then now is the time to make time for yourself. The small changes I made in my life that helped me a lot in keeping myself more positive and happy are:
- Taking time to enjoy my morning cup of coffee (I had to wake up a little earlier than usual for this)
- Spending time outdoors
- Trying to focus on one task at a time (multi-tasking apparently exhausts the brain)
- Establishing a night time skin care routine (it helps me unwind and obviously improves skin)
Also, saying NO to some of my social commitments that were eating up my weekends and leaving me exhausted helped me to have more time to organize my house, get ready for the upcoming week (grocery shopping, laundry, meal prep) and do more of what made me feel better. Learn to say No without hurting others.
Another aspect of self-discovery that changed my life is my understanding of my personality. I would highly recommend the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®). The test results made me understand why I am the way I am and how people perceived me and I was able to make positive changes to make myself a better version of me.
So let us recap
- Discover what makes you happy
- Write it down in your journal
- Make an effort to do at least 2 to 3 things every day from your happiness list
- Learn to say No when necessary
- Establish a blissful morning and evening routine
- If you want an in-depth understanding of yourself then, do the Myer Briggs Test
- Analyze what you want to change about yourself and come up with an action plan
I am ending the self-discovery stage here and more action plans are about to come next week.
Please do share your MBTI test results with me.