When it comes to taking care of you, are you doing that? If your spontaneous response is no, the next 30 days will be reserved for you in self love challenge.
We have tapped the collective knowledge of wellness coaches to develop a month-long challenge to help you focus on your well-being and happiness.
By definition, self-love is simply caring about your happiness and well-being. It plays a part in how we handle different situations in life.
Consider the next 30 days as a time to develop more self-love. At the end of the month, you will consider how you felt and what changes you noticed. You may even develop some practices that you use beyond the end of the month.
DAY 1: Prepare the right attitude for this month: Imagine being in the first place because you value it and because you’re important.
DAY 2: Name the one thing you’re most proud of having changed since you joined Dr. Zubair Mirza.
DAY 3: Name three things you will do today that are fun.
DAY 4: Take four “mini-breaks” today, just to take a deep breath for two minutes. Concentrate on how your body feels: is it tired? Are there areas that are tense? If you answered yes, try to relax.
DAY 5: Write down five things for the morning coffee or tea for which you are grateful today (eg the sun is shining, I am feeling good, my partner has made me coffee, etc.).
DAY 6: Free your desk at work and your tables at home from visible disorder. Tidying up helps to clear the head.
DAY 7: Look in the mirror and remember that you are more than just a number on the scale. Talk to your reflection! That will set the tone for this day.
DAY 8: Open a drawer with clothes or a wardrobe. Only pick up the clothes you like and feel good about.
DAY 9: Name two things that you will eat today and that you deserve.
DAY 10: Take a selfie and focus on your smile. You may like to post it to the community in the app, using the hashtag #selflovechallenge.
DAY 11: Think about how far you have come and what you can do.
DAY 12: Dress yourself to impress yourself. Wear a favorite outfit today.
DAY 13: Name six people who have influenced you positively.
DAY 14: Challenge yourself to try new things. Write them down and add at least three of them to your daily schedule.
DAY 15: More exercise. Exercise gives you an invigorating feeling. For starters, there are 10 easy leg lifts or some other kind of light stretching before you get up.
DAY 16: Find the gift of the day. Maybe you’ll see a rare bird or deer on a walk or just have a relaxing, fun day with your kids.
DAY 17: Slightly more than half is done. Think about your achievements – big or small – since you started this challenge.
DAY 18: We all make mistakes now and then – that happens, we’re not perfect and that’s a good thing. Allow yourself not to be perfect. The important thing is the next step after a mistake.
DAY 19: Write down something positive that you can look back to on those “bad” days we all have.
DAY 20: Positive self-talk is an important part of this journey. Talk to you about how you would talk to a loved one. You would not reprimand this person because she gained a little or did not score points at the weekend. Concentrate on complimenting you today.
DAY 21: You took a big step to take care of yourself – you joined Dr. Zubair Mirza and you’re worth it. Now let’s see what next little step we can do for ourselves. Set a small target for what you want to do for yourself – take time for something you love, for example – so that you can focus on all the great things you do for yourself in this program.
DAY 22: Prioritize your needs by creating a list of things to do for yourself today and this week. Do not forget to schedule your beauty time: make an appointment for a manicure or pedicure, or treat yourself to a hairdressing appointment.
DAY 23: What did you love as a child? Repeat it again, no matter if painting with finger-painting, doing a certain sport or playing a video game.
DAY 24: Off to nature – take a walk, do gardening or just lie down in the grass.
DAY 25: Take time for yourself – read a book, do yoga or meditate.
DAY 26: Help others so that you can help yourself. Maybe you could find a nonprofit that you’re passionate about and offer your talents to the cause.
DAY 27: Shut down. Turn off your phone, social media holiday. Do not answer e-mails and text messages immediately.
DAY 28: Take more time for friends and family. Today you call a friend or family member – just to chat. Try to do this every day this week.
DAY 29: Make yourself ready for bed 30 minutes earlier than usual to take a bath, read a good book, or treat yourself in a different way.
DAY 30: Recognize things that make you happy and cultivate happiness. Write a list of these things and keep them so that you look at them regularly. Make a pact with yourself to do at least one of these things every day. This will help you to focus on you as you have done for the past 30 days.