Forget about “New Year, New Me.” I prefer “New Year, Better Me,” because we should not look for ways to change who we already are. Instead, we should work hard to become better versions of ourselves and that, I believe starts by loving ourselves more.
When I say “loving yourself more,” I’m not telling you to become vain and narcissistic. What I mean is that you should look out and care for yourself because aside from ourselves, we owe it to our family and friends to be the best that we can be.
So for 2019, forget about New Year’s resolutions that are aimed towards shallow and superficial things, resolve to love yourself more with these 5 easy ways.
1. Spend quality time with yourself.
Self-care doesn’t have to always mean relaxing at home and taking bubble baths (although those things definitely count as self-care practices). Showing love and care for oneself also means taking yourself on a date – watch a movie, eat at your favorite restaurant or have a quick weekend trip out of town. Because according to studies, going out alone will do wonders for your health.
2. Make a realistic plan to take care of your health.
Speaking of health, New Year’s Resolutions geared towards health doesn’t necessarily mean shedding off pounds or gaining muscles. There are more things to resolve in your health than just that, like having your complete health status checked by a physician to identify potential health risks. For more Health-Related New Year’s Resolutions That Are Not Focused on Losing Weight, visit this page.
3. Invest in your hobbies and passions.
Investing in our hobbies and passions is a vital important practice that we should all do to show ourselves some love. Despite of how busy life can be, it’s important that we give ourselves an opportunity to explore and do the things we love and our passionate about. So whatever your hobbies and passions are, go out and try your best to fulfill them next year.
4. Cut toxic people and relationships from your life.
Let 2019 be the year to consciously remove toxic people that are causing bitterness, negativity and stress into your life and surround yourself with supportive people that will keep you stay mentally and physically health. So whether it means unfollowing certain people on social media or saying bye-bye to frenemies that are causing you stress, go for it and never compromise your well-being for others.
5. Cultivate your healthy relationships.
And as you surround yourself with people that are good for your well-being, you also need to work hard on cultivating the relationship you have for them. The love you give for them will surely go back to you. So make an effort to spend time with friends and family because not only is it very fun, it’s also very good for you.
Those are 5 ways to love yourself more this 2019. Cheers to a brand new year ahead dedicated to caring and loving yourself!