Self love is the best kind of love

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Loving ourselves unconditionally is really important. These days, it is so easy to compare ourselves and our lives with that of others. Social media makes it dead easy to scroll through the parts of our online friends’ carefully curated feed and wish our lives were as perfect as their lives. We see their perfectly filtered faces and bodies, and we wish we looked as good as they look. It is all nonsense. Social media is purely entertainment for me. I do find some of it informative but I know it is the curated life of others and not really the reality for many. Which is why I take what I see with a pinch of salt and focus on me.

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Self-love is the best kind of love

Once you love your imperfect self unconditionally, you become free, free to just be you. You won’t obsess over what your online friends are doing with their lives or how perfect they look because you will be too busy living your imperfect life perfectly. We are all beautifully and wonderfully made, and we have our own uniqueness that makes us special. Focusing on that and loving every aspect of ourselves is how to fall deeper and deeper in love with our life.

Filtered lives online are becoming trendy. Many people feel like everyone else is living their best lives apart from them, but that is usually not the case. You never know what is really going on in the lives of others. What you see online is the version they are willing to share with their social media followers. It may not be their reality, which is why you should not envy others because you never really know. Instead, focus on you and shower yourself with love.

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Here are 4 self-love tips you may find very useful –

Embrace your quirks and all

We are all very special and we have certain aspects of ourselves that are uniquely ours. The foundation of loving yourself unconditionally is to embrace all parts of yourself. Most times we may be tempted to dumb down our quirks in other not to stand out too much but we should really be doing the opposite. For instance, if you are registered on dating websites, putting your quirks out there would make it easier to find your perfect mate.

Live intentionally

Now, this tip is a big one for me. I find that it is super easy to just take each day as it comes and not aspire to do anything ‘major’ with your life. Not living intentionally will do you no favours. You should aim high, dream big, and live every day intentionally.

Forgive yourself

Many of us would have made mistakes (or what we call mistakes) over the years. It is normal and all part of growing up. Forgiving yourself is really important when it comes to learning to love yourself unconditionally.

Set boundaries and protect yourself

With self-love, you need to set boundaries with others. Having healthy boundaries would protect you physically, mentally, and emotionally. You don’t want just anyone to have access to you or live in your head rent-free. Also, setting boundaries would help you say no when you need to say no, and get rid of people who do not want the best for you.

Do you have any self-love tips to share?

 

 

Seven Small Ways You Can Be More Positive

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Every day will have something in it that is positive, whether it’s a smile from a loved one, a change in bad circumstances, or your luck changing. Somedays you need to look a little more to find it, especially with how pressured the world is at the moment. But, it is there. 

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Let’s have some of the ways you can keep yourself positive below: 

Keep A Gratitude Journal

Writing in a gratitude journal can make you feel miles better if you are struggling to see the positivity in your life. The more specific you can be the better. There has been a number of studies that show that gratitude is heavily linked to your positive emotions, life satisfaction, and overall well-being. People often find it difficult to see the gratitude in their life and used things like talking to family and friends or online psychic readings as a way to see what is good. 

Listen To Music And Sounds That You Enjoy 

Listen to the sounds and music that make you feel how you want to feel. Research suggests that music is powerful and is able to activate the part of our brain that releases a feel-good chemical called dopamine, it also relaxes the body. This means that happy music can, in fact, make you feel happy. 

Share Your Positivity 

With the way that the world is at the moment, the chances are that if you are feeling a little lower than normal, other people are too. Why not send a few thank you emails, or do one act of kindness each day. There are many studies that prove that acts of kindness can dramatically boost your happiness, make you live longers, and improve depression

Challenge Your Negative Thinking 

If you’re thinking negatively about something, someone, or a situation, try taking a minute and asking yourself if there could be a more positive way to view it. There is plenty of studies that have shown that thinking more optimistically is brilliant for your health and good for your well-being. 

Smile More 

It may sound too simple, however, simply smiling more can make you feel happier. The feedback that is sent to your brain when you smile, can have an impact on your emotions. So smile at people passing by, smile to yourself when listening to your favorite song, and remember to smile in those happy moments. 

Follow Your Passion

You should always try to do something that makes you excited. Sign up to volunteer for something you believe in, or start a class to learn something new. It can help you to find a sense of meaning in your life, live longer, have better life satisfaction, and make you live healthier. 

Meditate

Even if you take a few minutes a day to mediate it can be brilliant for your mood, help to decrease stress, and improve your sleep. If you meditate regularly you will find that you have greater self-awareness, are calmer, and have better focus. 

These are seven small ways you can keep yourself positive. Is there anything that you do to keep yourself positive? Please share some of them in the comments below. 

 

What You Should Consider Before Buying A Used Car

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There is one clear reason why people will purchase a used car: because it’s cheaper than a new one. If you’re working to a tight budget then you appreciate the need to save a little money wherever possible. Buying a used mercedes benz, for example, doesn’t mean you are buying a poor quality vehicle. Many used cars have durable engines, that still run efficiently years after purchase. Before you head out to buy a used car you should consider the following:

Think About Your Budget

You need to determine a range of cost before you even get started. How much are you willing to spend and how much can you afford. It’s a good idea to also have an idea of how the transaction will be financed. Did you save before you shop? Will you finance through a dealership? Are you using a loan? Etc.

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It’s Essential for You To Test Drive The Car

You should always test drive any car you might buy. Spend some decent time behind the wheel of the car you are considering. It eagles you to gather an idea of how the car responds to you as the new driver. Ask for the test drive to include the motorway, a side street, and areas where you need to make sharp corners and hill stops. You will be able to identify any possible problems and address these if needed.

Research The Car

The internet is really your best friend when shopping for a used car. You can find all the information that you need about a model of a car before you commit to a purchase or even arrange a viewing. Make sure you are looking at the right model first though, speak to the seller of the car and ask them for the exact model and explain you are researching the model first.

What Are Your Requirements?

You need to consider what care is best suited to you and your needs. Your inner child may head straight towards the sports cars, but your family could really do with an SUV. You need to make sure that the car you are purchasing really fits in with your lifestyle and your needs.

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Check Out The Vehicle History

Reviewing the vehicles history report is vitally important for you securing a car that you know has been looked after. The car you buy should have a solid history, this is because every used car has a story and it can’t be ignored. In a perfect world, a used car will have all it’s service and repair history but this isn’t the case, so make sure you ask questions if it can’t be seen.

Look At Some Reviews

Before you buy, have a look at some reviews available online. There are numerous auto-related websites that have different reviews for different models. They’re often aimed at consumers, so these reviews are definitely worth checking out.

Complete The Purchase

This is more than just shaking hand. You need to ensure that all the paperwork is in order. This includes the car ownership slip ( you will receive the logbook later), the service history, any warranties, and a receipt. You may, at this point, be a little stressed and tired of the process, but it’s important for you to be alert and not rush to get things finished.

A used car is an affordable option for many. The closer it fits your needs to more use you will get from it, so make sure you take the time to follow the advice above. Is there anything that you’re looking for in your next car? Please share them in the comments below.

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