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  1. This is something I struggle with all the time! I’m so focused on making sure everything and everyone else is happy and healthy that I take the back seat.
    Thank you for the reminder to be gentle with myself.

    1. I hear you, Yadi! That has always been me, too, especially as a mom, so I’ve worked hard on self-compassion and self-love, which has made such a difference. Being gentle with ourselves is so important:)

  2. A lot of great information! Negative thoughts – and thinking – is this based on facts or feelings. Also we all have weaknesses and are not perfect – such a great reminder. Hope you have a great Monday!

    1. Thanks for the positive feedback, Lisa! Yes, when it comes to negative thoughts, I’ve learned to reflect and see if they are based on how I’m feeling or facts, and it’s helpful. Perfection is a big one for many people. I hope you are having a great week!

  3. Lovely post and yes, it is so important especially these days to implement self-love in your daily living. <3

    1. Thanks, Madison:) Yes, it really is!

    1. You’re very welcome, Kathrine, and so glad you liked it! It’s great that you’re working on accepting imperfections through art-I never would have thought of that. I love your watercolour painting:)

  4. I think we all got a crash course on this in the past year! For me, I like taking walks a few times a week, and I’ve been keeping a gratitude journal too 🙂


    1. I need to jump on gratitude journaling as everyone finds it so helpful! I have daily gratitude affirmations/statements that I say as a reminder of how blessed I am and to keeps things in perspective. Thanks for stopping by, Shauna:)

    1. Thanks for your kind words, so glad that this was helpful!

  5. This is something I struggle with and it’s so hard to break some of these habits. I think we have this expectation of ourselves to be perfect and focus on that while forgetting t to give ourselves grace and be proud of our strengths. Pinning this!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

    1. So true, Jill! I think many of us struggle with it, that’s why I really wanted to write this article. It’s not easy to break habits, but as long as you are aware of them and keep trying to improve, things do get better. Thanks so much for pinning this!

    1. Aww, thanks very much, Ashley! So happy you liked it.

  6. This is such a great, well-written post! I really need to focus on not trying to be perfect. It’s impossible and only frustrates me. Love all of these tips!

  7. Thanks for sharing this list. These are so beautiful and important reminders. I am sure these ways of self-love will change everyone in a positive way!

    Thanks again!

    1. You’re very welcome, Mariann. I hope these tips will be helpful for many people too!

  8. This is such a helpful, comprehensive post! 🙂 Boundaries are always high on my list, but I have to admit that I’ve been slacking on keeping them up lately. Definitely a work in progress, my friend. Also, trying to gear myself away from perfectionism is a biggie.

    I’m so happy you shared your story, and that your boss was so kind. It’s always great when people stop to tell you something like that, especially before vacation! We need to remember to give ourselves credit for all that we do.

    Make Life Marvelous

  9. Thanks for this ‘how to’ post Martha! Such a great reminder, self love is so important.

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