It’s February, the month of love and cheap heart boxes of bad chocolate and wilted roses. Despite the commerciality of this time of year, each of is still touched by the gifts we receive, cheesy though they very well may be, whether it’s a chicken-scratched paper Valentine from our children or a last minute bouquet of white carnations with the grocery store sticker still on them. We put a lot of focus on love in February, but what about the rest of the year? Of course, we love others, but what about loving ourselves? Loving yourself isn’t egotistical. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Loving yourself is accepting the fact that you have limitations and needs. Most adults in this world have far too much on their plates. Below, we’ve listed three easy things to keep in mind so that you can be your healthiest and happiest self all year long.
1. Know When You Have Too Much On Your Plate: Every adult works at least 40 hours a week, but in spite of that, we just pile on the tasks and commitments. Maybe you don’t really have time to be in charge of carpooling for your child’s school’s drama competition. Maybe store bought cookies are just fine for the bake sale.There are only 24 hours in a day. Life is unpredictable enough, don’t be afraid to remove some of those tasks that eat up your time.
2. Reassess What You Truly Want Out Of Life: Well, everyone has to analyze spreadsheets at some point in their life, but is folding piles of laundry really worth hours upon hours of your life?
3. Ask For Help When You Need It: There is absolutely nothing wrong in asking for help. We’re all human, some weeks we’re more superhuman than usual, but for the most part, our Batmobile is just a minivan. Help comes in many forms. Maybe it’s an after-school babysitter for your toddler or hiring Laundry Butler for You to take care of your laundry. Whatever you need help with, there’s most likely a solution. A great place to look for help is Care.com. They have listings for child care, house care, and even odd jobs.
Was this list helpful? What are some of your methods for helping your self?