I can't stress self care enough! Make a list behaviors that support you. It's tailored to fit you. You get to choose. So if you like getting massages, that could go on your list. Taking a walk, being in nature, meditating, visiting a friend, listening to music, singing, dancing, reading, writing, going to a meeting, step work, etc. The goal is to have a large list to pick from.
It can be helpful if you know your love language too. What really makes you feel loved and is there a way you can do that for yourself?
It's especially helpful for me to be mindful of my self talk. I used to be so mean to myself. I would say things to myself that I would never say to another person. Now when the tape starts to play, I can turn it around quickly but it takes practice.
Also being mindful of how I talk about myself with others. I think it's great when I can look back at something and laugh at myself but there is a line there.
Speaking up for myself in a loving way.
Not pretending to be who I think someone else wants me to be. It's important for me to be authentic.
Defining boundaries and holding them increases my self trust. I know I will do what I need to keep myself safe.
Is there something I've been avoiding doing for myself? Taking steps to get it done are very important to show myself I'm worth it!