Have you ever felt like your life is a roller coaster going really, really fast? Do you feel as if you’re taking care of everybody else but yourself? There are things you need to start doing for yourself right now.

Life can be become very fast-paced, just like a whirlwind with you taking care of your family work cleaning the house and too often you end up last on the list of things to be done. Do you know that the most important thing in living a successful life is for you to take care of yourself? If you’re not doing things for yourself you cannot fully do things for others.

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10 things to start doing for yourself right now

You may be fearful of stopping and making yourself a priority or you may not know where to start.  I’m here to give you 10 things that you should start doing for yourself right now.

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 Make yourself a priority

You often give yourself to others, to your children,  other relatives, your job but how much do you give to yourself? It is okay to make yourself a priority every once in a while and no it is not selfish to do so. You cannot give that you do not have for yourself. So if you are exhausted even if you want to finish what you are doing, stop and take a breather. Go out for lunch, visit with your friends or pamper yourself by taking a luxurious bath. If you are empty you will have nothing to give to others so make yourself a priority.

Learn to say no

 If you are anything like me, you’re constantly finding yourself agreeing to the things that you know deep down inside that you don’t really want to do. But I have learned that is okay to stay no. Stop committing yourself to things you don’t want to do. It is very important for you to say no so that you do not get bogged down doing things that give you no pleasure. It’s important to say no and not feel guilty about it. Set boundaries with yourself about the things you will or will not do.

Silence your inner critic 

How many times have you allowed that small in a voice to tell you about the mistakes you have made or what you should have said or done differently? Learn to silence that voice. Tell yourself that is okay to make a mistake. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Making a mistake is not the end of the world. We are humans after all and as such we are prone to make mistakes. It is how you deal with it that makes the difference.  Shake it off and let it go

Forgive and let go of the past

 This word forgive is very small but it’s a very hard thing to do.  you may be asking the question, how can you forgive and forget someone who has constantly hurt you over and over and over again? It may be hard but it’s what you need to do first and foremost for yourself. You can’t you cannot fully heal yourself from past hurts until you forgive and let go.

Can you imagine you being filled with unforgiveness towards a person so much so that you cannot sleep well at nights and all the while the person doesn’t even have you on their mind? You just need to forgive yourself and then whoever has hurt you. once you do you that you free yourself to move on to a successful life.

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Take a mental day off 

Every once in awhile, at least one day a month take a mental day off. Take time to free your mind. if you have a job like mine’s dealing with children on a regular basis can become very stressful. taking a mental day off can help it to recharge yourself. Use the time to meditate, read a good book or simply take a walk.

Make time to do the things that you love 

Making time to do the things that you love will help you to become more aware of yourself. too often we are so caught up in the busyness of life that we don’t have the time to do the things that we love. Set aside at least one hour one day of the week to do something that you love Perhaps it is cooking drawing painting or even gardening, whatever it is make some time for it.

Learn to celebrate your victories

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 Sometimes we get so caught up in wanting to please others and to get validation from them that we want them to celebrate us and so we wait on others to celebrate us. No! stop doing that! learn to celebrate your victories for yourself whether great or small. don’t wait on others to do it for you.  pop that champagne, make a toast to yourself, pat yourself on the back and say job well done. When you celebrate yourself or others will begin to notice. Don’t wait on others to do it for you. This is a very important example of things to start doing for yourself right now.

Rid yourself of toxic relationships

 A sure sign of a toxic relationship is giving more and more of yourself to someone and getting nothing in return. it may be hard but it’s time for you to end those toxic relationships. take the time to get rid of those persons from your life. Go out and form new friendships and relationships that will fill your life with positivity.

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Take care of your body

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 You cannot have a successful life if you’re not healthy.  Commit to taking care of your body well by eating the right foods, exercising on a regular basis and getting enough sleep additionally develop a good skincare routine and stay hydrated by drinking a lot of water. when you take care of your body, you will look and feel much better. 

Develop a habit of giving thanks

How often do you stop to give thanks for the things you are blessed with? In all the busyness of life, you may overlook the fact that you are not taking time to be filled with gratitude or to be grateful for the things in your life. Develop a habit of giving thanks daily and pretty soon you will realize that there were lots of things that you have been taken for granted. Having a grateful heart will help you to realize just how good your life is despite your circumstances.

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What have you been doing for yourself? I hope these 10 things listed here will help you to get a headstart in the things to start doing for yourself right now.

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19 thoughts on “10 Things to Start Doing For Yourself Right Now

  1. You are so right that it’s easy to forget about doing something for yourself when you’re so caught up in everything else. I loved practicing mindfulness and have recently decided to start doing that again. It was so nice to be calm and in the moment. Good job giving this important reminder!

  2. This was so good. I’m just n!ow getting better at trying to do more self care. I tend to be better at taking care of others more than myself. Also, I definitely agree with taking mental health days off from work. I’ve been doing it for a while now and it helps so much. Thanks!

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