Self-care is not a luxury, it's a necessity. It's important to treat yourself with kindness and compassion, especially when life gets tough. Here are six self-care mantras to live by:
1. If it still bothers you after 24 hours, speak up within 48 hours.
Holding onto negative emotions can be damaging to your mental health. If something is bothering you, give yourself 24 hours to process your emotions. If it still bothers you after that, speak up within 48 hours. This gives you enough time to gather your thoughts and communicate effectively without letting the situation escalate.
2. Treat yourself like someone you are responsible for taking care of.
We often put others before ourselves, but it's important to remember that we deserve the same care and attention. Treat yourself like someone you are responsible for taking care of. This means eating well, getting enough rest, and doing things that make you happy.
3. A bad day doesn't mean a bad life.
It's easy to get caught up in the negativity of a bad day, but remember that one bad day does not define your life. Tomorrow is a new day, and with it comes new opportunities for positivity and growth.
4. The critical judge in your head does not tell the truth, and it does not have your best interest at heart.
We all have a critical judge in our heads that tells us we're not good enough or that we're making a mistake. However, this voice does not tell the truth, and it does not have our best interest at heart. Instead, challenge these thoughts and replace them with positive affirmations.
5. Your brain can't be grateful and anxious at the same time. When anxiety takes hold, look for gratitude.
When anxiety takes hold, it's easy to spiral into negative thoughts. However, research shows that gratitude can counteract anxiety. Take a moment to list things you're grateful for, no matter how small they may seem.
6. Stop apologizing for expressing your feelings. You're convincing yourself that you are not worth the space you take up.
Expressing your feelings is a healthy and necessary part of self-care. Stop apologizing for it. You are worthy of taking up space and expressing yourself. Remember that your feelings are valid and deserving of attention.
These self-care mantras can help you prioritize your mental health and well-being. Remember to be kind to yourself, challenge negative thoughts, and express your feelings without apologizing. With these practices in mind, you can create a more positive and fulfilling life.