Whether you call it “Singles Awareness Day” or “Valentine’s Day” – today is pretty clearly a day of love. I love love. I can be a little sappy that way. I think I’ve passed it on to my daughter. She’s a little too much into love and getting married. Reminder: she’s 4! lol Still Valentine’s day doesn’t have to be all about romantic love. You know that already though. Just like my self love ideas not too long ago, I’m thinking of ways to show love to ourselves. Most people will tell you that they love themselves. How do we show it though? Since love and happiness are always linked together, let’s talk about some easy happy habits guaranteed to make you feel loved.

It’s always a good idea to spend some time alone with ourselves and clear our thoughts. That’s where meditation comes in for me. I don’t do it as much as I would like. Hopefully that will change. When I do it, it’s in the morning and a great way to start my day.

Have you heard the quote” you can’t live a positive life with a negative mind”? That that has been big with me lately. Even when it’s so hard to see the positive in this world, I’m digging for the silver lining. Affirmations help. So much so that I have a few of them on my calendar daily to help me to focus on the good. I smile every time one of the affirmation pop up on my screen.

The way I eat has played a big role in how I’m taking better care of myself. I’ve fully cut out a number of things from my diet. My body and my skin are thanking me for it. I’ve given up all meat aside from seafood. I’m pretty good at staying away from junk food too. Donuts do me in every time though. If doing right by our bodies with diet and exercise isn’t a big old I love you, I don’t know what is!

Another “I love you move” is to invest in yourself. That could look like many things. One thing I try to do is look for self improvement classes. These could be exercise, mindfulness or business growth classes. As long as it’s something I’m interested in that lights me up in some way – I’m in!

People pleaser? How about saying no sometimes? If if doesn’t work with your vision of yourself and if it drains you, a “no” might be just what you need.  After you’ve said “no” consider saying YES – to yourself. Give some attention to those goals you have, to the dreams you think are impossible. Find a way to do something that will get you closer to having the thing you want. If you need some help pressing that play button try some easy, actionable tips to get stuff done.

Do you have any happy habits you can share? How are you showing love today?

2 comments on “5 Ideas to make happy habits”

  1. This is very motivational. I am absolutely going to start writing affirmations in my planner daily. I read them on FB when I see them, but I have not made a habit of including them into my daily convo with myself. I am also looking for a yoga class. Great article.

  2. I love your idea of putting the affirmations in your phone but I have to admit I’ve become too good at ignoring my phone. Eating better makes a huge difference! I recently cut out most flour/potato/rice carbs (except for special events – and now I don’t make everyday a special event) and the difference in my knees was immediate within a few days. I was just convinced that my knee problems were a result of [enter reason here] when the elimination of those things actually reduced the swelling, my knee alignment pain went away and it stopped slipping out of place, HUGE incentive to do better. Because I’ll admit, sometimes “because I deserve to treat myself better” doesn’t always cross my mind. GREAT list here!

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