Wednesday, March 25, 2015

5 Tips to Help You Remember You’re AWESOME

You’re AWESOME—that’s easy to remember, right? It should be, but we all know every day isn’t a great day, and sometimes we need a little reminder to get our happy, I’m-so-AWESOME vibes going strong again. Here are 5 tips to help you remember you’re AWESOME when you might not be feeling quite that way.

Do something you love.

Investing your time and energy into something you’re good at and love doing is a great way to bring back your AWESOME. If you’re feeling in a bit of a funk today, try setting aside an hour or two to write, paint, read, play a game, take a class—anything you’re passionate about that can help you regain that almighty AWESOME center and remind you that yes, you are in fact AWESOME.

Hang out with people who see and bring out the best in you.

Sometimes we need those we love to remind us of our AWESOME. Surround yourself with people who care about you, who see you and appreciate you for who you are, who support you and lift you up. Spend time with those who bring out the best in you, and watch your AWESOME return to you in no time!

Exercise.

Exercise is a great way to collect your thoughts, spend time with yourself and your feelings, and detox from stress. Feeling not-so-AWESOME? That’s OK! Go for a scenic walk or run, take a fun exercise class, go on a hike, or do some quick at-home cardio. A little active, solo adventure is just what the doctor ordered to get you feeling like yourself again—your AWESOME self, that is!

Make a list.

Sometimes the most effective thing to do on a stressful day is to get literal and actually make a list of all the reasons you’re AWESOME. So go! Grab a pen and paper, and jot down 10 reasons your awesomeness is so real. Then put the list up on the fridge, on your bathroom mirror, in your glove compartment—anywhere you’re likely to run into it when you need a reminder.

Have a selfie date.

Selfies aren’t only for Instagram posts! Planning a selfie date is a great way to remember all your AWESOME. Carve out a little time and make yourself a nice, quiet lunch or dinner, watch your favorite movie with a big tub of popcorn, go to the library or a great bookstore and spend some time exploring, do some cool arts and crafts—whatever your heart desires! Dedicate just a few solid hours to your very first friend—YOU!—and watch how quickly you start to remember just how AWESOME you are.