10 ways to love yourself more!

"Empowered Curvy", "self-esteem", "self-love", "love yourself", "female empowerment", "feminism", "invest time in yourself"

You are always taking care of everyone and everything, and sometimes you don't see how to fit yourself in your already tight itinerary.

I have declared this year "The year of empowerment"! And you should too!

You just need to do tiny adjustments in your life to get your power back. To regain the most needed control that 2020 forced us to surrender.

I know it seems very hard to accomplish and believe, sometimes it is hard. Making time for ourselves seems like a very impossible thing to achieve, especially with all the daily responsibilities we have.

Love yourself more with these 10 easy tricks:

  • Work your morning ritual. -Set your alarm 5 minutes early every day and you'll have enough time to sip your first sacred morning dose of coffee or tea in peace without spilling it in your shirt while rushing to work.

Instead of listening to the news immediately after you wake up, listen to nature for a few minutes. The wind blowing. The animals chirping and singing in the distance.

Take a few moments to just breathe and feel your heart beating madly in your chest.

Praise yourself. You are awesome! You are beautiful! You're a goddess!

Stretch. Or maybe do some Kegels!

You'll need this little time to survive the day.

Use some facial or body scrub to unclog your pores and to make your skin glow. When I was a pre-teen, my mom used to tell me to combine 1 or 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice with 1 tablespoon sugar. I worked it gently in my face and allowed a few minutes on my skin. I remember sitting back, waiting, just enjoying the fresh scent of this mix. That smell gave me enormous peace.

At least 3 times a week, take a few minutes to infuse your skin with the most needed moisture. Your problems won't fade away, but you'll face the world clean and more relaxed.

  • Invest in yourself. -When was the last time you gave yourself a little something? Bills. Emergencies. New expenses are added weekly to our budgets. It's okay to indulge yourself from time to time. Here you have some ideas on how to invest some of your hard-earned money in yourself:

Eating healthy foods will make a dent in your budget, but in the long run, the benefits will surpass the expenses.

Save some money and buy yourself a present every month. Doesn't matter if you can just afford a new bra. Give yourself a little satisfaction or reward.

Make a savings account. Don't count this one as an emergency fund. It is a reward for yourself. A little bonus. Even if you can only save $5 a week, by the end of a year you'll have $260 just for you! Stay a night at a nice hotel! You deserve it!

  • Take a picture of yourself for 30 days in a row. -At the end of the month, create a collage and hang it on your wall. Admire your work of art. You're a masterpiece in the process. Every day you learn. You grow. You're constantly evolving. Plus, you can see your mood swings reflected in those daily selfies! Which is very funny once you're neutral again.

  • Write your feelings down. -Sometimes, the best way to let some things go is to write it all down. Keep a journal or a meditation diary. Write in your phone's notes app, or record yourself talking. It is very liberating to express yourself out loud. There's no better therapy than to just vent knowing nobody is listening and you can say whatever you want.

  • Read something. -Doesn't matter if you're into fiction, non-fiction, or economics, reading a book helps your brain function properly. You can expand your vocabulary, learn about a new trend, or just have some fun. Reading transports you away from reality and help you relax!

  • See the good in you. -Everybody else will point your mistakes. Your job is to uplift yourself. For this moment, don't focus on your flaws or mistakes. Make a list of your positive traits. Embrace your goodness and use it for personal growth.

  • Get rid of one bad habit. -Too much soda is causing havoc in your health? Maybe it's time to make a positive change, like drinking more water.

Spending too much money on shoes and then run out of money in the middle of the month? Maybe it's time to start saving. I bet you have plenty of shoes. My biggest addiction is buying boots, but I have to be money-conscious.

Drinking excessive alcohol? Focus that time, energy and money on making something great to eat, like a ribeye! Expensive but delicious and satisfying!

  • Learn to say no. -You can't please everyone or supply all their needs. You need to establish boundaries to protect your time and space. Don't feel bad for saying NO. Feel empowered for taking control over your life.

Be polite -if the person deserves it- and maybe offer yourself for another occasion. You don't have to explain yourself for saying NO.

Your time is very valuable. Invest your time when and where you consider it more important.

A firm NO can protect yourself from the wrong situations or the wrong people. Be brave. You don't have to be available to everyone. Besides, saying NO can translate into a YES to more meaningful experiences for you.

  • Dress like a lady. Act like a movie star. -No. It doesn't mean to go swaying and dancing everywhere you go. You don't have to wear sequins or silk. It means to dress properly and beautifully with the confidence of a Hollywood star. You'll feel completely different than your everyday leggings and sweatshirt.

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Lots of love,


Empowered Curvy

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