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A Secret to Loving Yourself: 4 Ways to Love Your Energy

Wellness

Chances are that you have struggled to refresh your headspace or cannot rest. This can be an isolating and vulnerable feeling that is often difficult to express. When you seek advice, you occasionally hear clichés that often provide limited context. In a world with billions of other people, it may seem like an impossible feat to “live life to the fullest.” But life doesn’t always need to be full to be special.

To begin to feel connected to yourself, you will need to distance yourself from temptations. Peace does not live within distractions, because more often than not, it can be a distraction. Sitting still and “being in the moment” can be psychologically tough when loads of work lie ahead. Listen to your instincts and intuitions. If you feel productive, it is okay to work. Pressure and stress are not always negative factors in daily life. Tasks are not always stressful. When you begin to accept the parts of your life that were defined as “challenges” by others, you can begin to fall in love with your energy.

Fostering Motivation

After redefining what fulfills your need to rest, reconsider what you find unpleasant. Focusing on your life and rebuilding your strength requires discipline. Good news! All responsibilities require you to be assertive. To be in any position or job, you must exercise ambition. While it may be tough to realize, you possess many complex thoughts. Accept yourself as a unique being, and do not fret over other people.

Try not to pinpoint another person’s success to determine your own. This is not an accurate measure of your self-progress because every individual varies from another. It is best to focus on loving yourself today rather than attempt to support those who do not please you. Find someone who fuels your passion and strength.

Once you begin to use your energy or motivation, you will notice that you spend more time in a state of concentration. When your priorities naturally shift during your transition to adulthood, so will your temperament. Notice how you spend your time without exaggerations. Observe your surroundings while working or staying at home. You will be able to sensibly reflect on your commitments.

Seeking Joy

It is important to note that chasing clichés and desperately seeking fulfillment can have the opposite effect. As Eleanor Roosevelt stated, “Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.” In other words, joy flees from you if you face it too directly. Instead, set personal goals and challenges for yourself to work toward! Subconsciously, you may begin to feel uplifted and have a greater sense of accomplishment.

Humans need action and renewal to confide in themselves. While you should avoid overworking yourself, do not limit your potential or inspiration because others believe you are “too busy.” Arguably, you should rest/work based on your personal needs rather than on people’s perceptions. An active mind is always learning and growing.

However, it is valid for you to rest without continuously seeking knowledge. Mental health and wellness should always be a priority, regardless of stress or situation. The processes of reinventing and healing take time. They shouldn’t be perceived as demanding full-time jobs for the beauties that they are.

Starting Habits

Another recommended option for loving yourself is to get into the routine of one simple healthy habit. Many may have suggested going for walks or working out at the gym as methods to stimulate yourself. Understandably, these activities may seem intimidating or inconvenient to those who are tired and stressed. Caring for yourself can start with noticing one positive behavior that you already have. In perspective, even a tiny sip of water in the morning counts. I am proud of you for simply waking up today!

Noticeably, some days require significant amounts of rest while others are bursting with passion. Accepting your needs or great desires is the key to loving yourself. There are no sayings or phrases that mandatorily require you to follow. Finding a lifestyle that you can customize will brighten up the days, even if just by a little. Each person makes self-progress differently.

Handling Difficulties

Let’s suppose that you have mastered living each day without shame. Unfortunately, you are still prone to experiencing inconveniences regardless of whether it is a good day or not. Managing these struggles is a game of patience and timing. In one situation, you must act swiftly and immediately. However, this single strategy of handling issues may not apply to differing events. Resilience is half of the recipe for handling many problems. The second half is reflecting.

Reflecting is not restricted to only writing summaries of an experience. It should not be classified as a chore, nor does it have to be illogical or deep. It can be simply recalling a memory. The idea of forming thoughts or behaviors for future interactions encourages self-awareness. To love yourself, you must possess the ability to think forward.

This does not imply that you should completely “leave” your past behind. Use your reason as a dictator of which memories you keep and which dreams you concentrate on. There are certain elements in your past that influence how you view yourself. Move onwards or revisit moments for self-guidance however you please.

Loving yourself and expanding your perspectives is often misunderstood. Bliss will not be as obvious on some days as on others. This is perfectly acceptable and shouldn’t always be labeled as a misfortune. Rediscovering yourself does not always refer to living, loving, or laughing. It is primarily about observing, learning, and reflecting. Best wishes!

Kelly Halliburton
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Kelly Halliburton is a sophomore member of the Creative Writing Conservatory at Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana, California. She enjoys writing poetry, volunteering, and reading. As the founder of a community service-based club, Empowerment for the Youth, she aspires to project meaningful ideas in the community.