We all live busy lives and sometimes it seems hard to take care of ourselves and our inner world. It can even seem selfish when you think of your work and family and running errands and a million other things that need to be done. But that way of thinking is not very healthy for you. If you take a bit of time for yourself every day to make yourself feel good first and then do all the things that need to be done you will dramatically change the quality of your life.

1. Meditate


Meditate – when you wake up in the morning put a smile on your face, stretch, feel your body and then find a comfortable position (sitting up in a lotus position, sitting on a chair, lying down on your bed, anything that is comfortable for you) and breathe deeply. Gently push away any thought that may come up and just continue to breath in and out deeply. By doing this every day you will gain clarity and peace. There are also numerous physical benefits like improving your immune system and increasing your energy level.

2. Be Grateful

Take a few minutes every day and look at your life and find things that you are grateful for. Make a list on a piece of paper or make a list in your head. The more you do this the better you will feel and you will find more things to be grateful for.

3. Express your feelings

Tell the people in your life that you love and appreciate them. Tell them how special they are for you and how your life is full of color with them in it. If you are lucky enough to love someone, they should know it.