Looking after Yourself

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.”

                                                                                             _____ Buddha

tumblr_lyzy77fCDH1r5kk33o1_500Now more than ever it is of supreme importance to look after ourselves. We are currently living in a world where we are constantly bombarded by information and external input, from the media, news, advertising and television, to the greatest source of information – the internet. Because of the tremendous amount of different information we are exposed to, it is important to not only know oneself, but to also be anchored in your inner being by looking after yourself.

We can look after ourselves in many different ways. Each person should have daily personal rituals that help them to stabilise themselves, in order to be connected with their purpose and mission of life. I can give you examples of my daily routines that when I consistently apply them, they make a world of difference to my life. First of all, I have to share with you that I am a true believer in the power of lists. Pen and paper can actually save your life and help you focus in order to achieve your goals and dreams in an effective way. The first thing I do when I get up (or before I go to sleep) is to make a simple list of the things I want to achieve on the day, for example:

1. Pray.

2. Practise yoga.

3. Meditate.

4. Have a healthy breakfast.

5. Go to the gym (to swim, exercise, and go to the sauna.)

6. clean the house.

7. Study.

The list helps me in two ways: One, by writing down on a list form everything I need to do on that day, I can rid of mental stress and confusion. By writing it down I liberate my mind and I can then read what I have to do, and focus on the task at hand. Two, it also helps me to become discipline and organise, by ticking off each accomplished task thus using time effectively.

Everything that goes in your list should be directed towards  helping you lift your life each day to greater and greater heights by taking small steps towards success. It is your responsibility  to look after yourself by adopting healthy and holistic life choices that promote self love. No-one can make you feel good about yourself. When we rely on others for our well being and happiness we are greatly disappointed when that person does not live up to our expectations ( I know this by experience) the best thing you can do is to look after yourself with love and tender care. Look after your body by doing exercise it does not have to be boring or tedious. You can practise the sport of your choice or combine different types of exercise to make it fun, you can swim, or take a zumba class, pilates class, or simply walk by nature or any of your favourite spots.

Look after your mind by reading inspiring self – development books. Reading biographies of the people we admire is another way to greatly inspire ourselves through the positive examples we see in others. Meditation is another great way to help quieten your mind and focus in your inner being. Prayer and meditation do wonders for the mind and soul.

You can devise your own plan of self improvement as long as you are focusing in making YOU the best person ever. When you feel good about yourself you can then be of better help to others and you can also serve as a motivational example for friends and family. So go out there today and grab hold of life! renew the zest for life by following a daily routine focusing on targeting your mind, body and soul. The more you look after yourself, the more you can give to others.

Have a wonderful day my dear readers. I hope this post has been helpful to you and don’t forget that you can leave comments or ask me questions about topics you would like me to write about or explore with you.

Much love & peace to you all.

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