When you’re overwhelmed with anxious thoughts, don’t feel great about yourself and need a pick-me-up, it can be difficult to find. However, now you can cheer yourself up by taking time out to show yourself some love. The best part – you can do this anytime, anywhere. If you’ve had a good day or not such a good day, you can show yourself some love. It’ll help you overcome anxious thoughts, balance yourself and find some much needed positivity.
How to overcome anxious thoughts by showing yourself some love
Give yourself a hug. Sounds so basic, right? You’d be wrong. A hug is an extremely powerful way of showing care, love and support. It’s comforting, feels good and now, you can do it yourself. Place your right hand on your left shoulder, left hand on your right shoulder and give yourself a tight hug. This can give you a monetary boost of confidence and positive energy that can help improve your day and reduce anxiety.
Treat yourself. Do something small just for you, be it eating your favourite food, pursuing a hobby or whatever brings you joy! Want to watch a movie? Go for it. A run in the park? Yes, please. By taking out time for yourself, you are making yourself the #1 priority (that’s something you should always be). You will enjoy what you do, and at the end of a bad day, it’ll bring a smile to your face!
Appreciate yourself. Take a moment to give yourself a compliment or appreciate a positive quality about yourself. When feeling low or bad about yourself, it’s normal to focus on the negatives rather than the positive. By taking a moment to appreciate yourself when faced with difficulties, you can overcome anxious thoughts and boost your self-esteem. Take a piece of paper and write down a few positive things about yourself. Look at them and congratulate yourself for these qualities or moments! It’ll feel good and you’ll love yourself.
Affirm yourself. Try using positive affirmations as a way of showing yourself some love. If you’re having a bad day at work, try – “I am good enough and will improve myself everyday.” In case you’re struggling with a job interview, try – “I have the necessary skills to get this job.” Repeating positive words to yourself can help overcome anxious thoughts, increase self-belief and calm you down.
By doing these things, you can always overcome anxious thoughts, reduce stress and feel better about yourself. No matter what’s going on, self-love is the best way to balance yourself and fill your heart with joy. In fact, your heart is one of the energy centres or chakras of your body and showing yourself some love can boost your energy levels too! Give a listen to our “show yourself some love” guided audio on the Evolve app!