How To Take Care Of Yourself

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Self-care isn’t selfish.”

“Never allow people that care little about you to have a grand impact on how you feel.”- Humble The Poet

Don’t wait for anybody to make you happy. You are the only one who can really make yourself happy. So if you don’t like what is going on in your life, you are the BEST person who can change your situation.

You start by taking responsibility for your life. Look, when you treat yourself really well, when you treat yourself with love, when you treat yourself with respect, when you treat yourself with kindness, when you treat yourself with compassion, when you focus on positive things, you will feel really good about yourself. And that is the purpose of your life.

4 Important Ways To Take Care Of Your Life

“Take care of your body.”

Jim Rohn once said, “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” Live your life. Stop limiting your life. Whatever you have, enjoy it. Focus on what you have, not what you do not have. Remember that “fear brings worry.” Whatever it is that is going on in your life, if you cannot change it, then do what Dale Carnegie said, “Accept the inevitable.” In other words, get busy with your life.

Do not postpone your happiness

According to Jim Rohn, “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” If you want to be happy with your life, with your work, you must design your happiness for the present. Why is that? Because you live in the present. You are no longer living in the past. And no one can do it for you. If you wait for somebody, somewhere to make you happy, you are going to wait forever.

Do not waste your time. It is precious. According to Humble The Poet, “You don’t know how much time you have on this planet so don’t waste those limited moments with folks that don’t deserve your company.” If you want to be happy, you must not waste your time with people who are not making you happy.

Give out love

The best way to attract something into your life is to first give it away. As the old saying goes, “You get back what you give out.” So if you want to attract more love into your life, you must first give out a lot of love. Your love is how you bring more love into your life. In the words of Mitch Albom, “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.” You will attract love to you if you have the courage to give other people love. Don’t forget that love heals everything. So if you want to take care of your life, treat yourself with love.

Accept responsibility for your life

“The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs.”- Joan Didion

If you want where you are now to be different, you must learn from where you are coming from. You must take responsibility for your own life. You must develop the courage to face where you are going. Do not listen to negative people. Do not let other people’s opinions of yourself stop you from living the life you were created to live. As Dale Carnegie once said, “Let’s not imitate others. Let’s find ourselves and be ourselves.” So if you want to live your life on your own terms, you must “find yourself and be yourself.”

4 Ways To Live A Happier Life

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The happiness of one’s own heart alone cannot satisfy the soul, one must try it include, as necessary to one’s own happiness, the happiness of others.”- Paramahansa Yogananda

Happiness is not what you keep; it is what you give to other people. When it comes to your own happiness, you are responsible for making yourself happy. Happiness is a make-it-yourself business. Remember, you cannot find happiness by doing the wrong things. You cannot find happiness by thinking the wrong thoughts. If you want to find your own happiness, you must think well.

To live a happier life, here are some strategies for you:

Believe in the glory of God

When you believe in the glory of God, nothing can touch you. If you are going to reach your highest potential in your life, you have got to believe in the glory of God. Charles Spurgeon said, “Nothing is able to damage the glory of God.” If nothing can damage the glory of God, nothing can damage you.

Focus on what you have

You cannot find happiness if you do not focus on what makes you really happy. Wealth comes from enjoying what you have. Wealth doesn’t come from chasing what you don’t have. It is what you have right now that is going to make you really happy.

You cannot see what you have if you do not focus on it. In the words of Charles Spurgeon, “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” You can make space for happiness by enjoying what you have.

Do not forget to love yourself

Even if you don’t focus on what you have, even if you don’t slow down to enjoy what you have, but do not forget to love yourself, to give yourself true love. Soren Kierkegaard said, “Above all do not forget your duty to love yourself.” Do not let the fear of other people’s opinions of you stop you from loving yourself. If you cannot love yourself, no one can love you.

Be patient with yourself

Be patient with yourself. Slow down to enjoy the good life. Stop running. Life is not about running; it is about you. It is about spending time with yourself. It is about listening to your inner voice. Soren Kierkegaard said, “Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.” Carl Rogers said, “The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.” Do you agree with Carl Rogers?