When I am stressed or overwhelmed, it could be easy to let myself down when in reality it is probably one of the worst things I can do. To eliminate that thought, the first way I look after myself is to be my own motivator and not my own critic. That way, it is easier to gain a positive mentality and spirit to grow. Writing down positive affirmations, thinking of uplifting words to tell myself, knowing my power to change a perspective and lifestyle, those are the things that help me see a brighter side to life no matter the circumstance. In addition, having a creative outlet is another way that helps me refocus and get back up. Since it is a passion that keeps my sanity alive, it changes my mental and emotional state in a positive way.
To look after yourself is a sign of growth. Never underestimate the power of self care.