Self-love, particularly when experiencing the muggy waters of depression is something that I have found to be extremely important. We are always so happy to give that love to other people, that sometimes we forget to give it to ourselves, or perhaps prefer not to invest in ourselves because not many of us really know how to. I know I’m definitely guilty of it! It’s easy to dismiss ourselves, our wellbeing and focus on the people in our lives but the past few years have really helped me in realising the importance of self-love.

But what is self-love?…

I think self-love comes in many different forms and it is difficult to pinpoint one thing. With that in mind, here are 5 little tips/tricks/ways that YOU can spend a little more time investing in yourself.

  1. Take 10 minutes out of your day just for you.

It sounds easy to say… but how many people actually switch off from work/school/life/family/social media/friends for even 10 minutes a day? Taking ten minutes just to have some time for yourself, to have a cup of tea, to reflect and to gather your thoughts can make a world of difference. It sounds simple, but if that is the case then everyone would be doing it.

  1. Surround yourself with good people.

One of the most important things is to have people in your life who constantly push you, who challenge you but also build you up. Having good, supportive and positive people surrounding you is so so so important. Good energy is contagious.

  1. Practice self-care often.

Self-care again, can come in many forms. This can be from brushing your hair on a morning, showering to going for a walk to your favourite place, buying yourself a coffee, writing a diary, having a bubbly bath, lighting a candle. It doesn’t have to be anything too extreme. You have to take care of yourself first before you take care of other people.

  1. Seek ways to grow from experiences.

Positive or negative, experiences help you grow as a person. Use them and let yourself learn from them, then let them make you a better person.

  1. Work on yourself

Constantly. It’s a journey but working on making your mindset a positive one can only benefit you. You have to live in your head for the rest of your life, work constantly on making it a nice and happy place to be.

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