Self-love leads you to health. It is a cornerstone of change. You are allowed to make things about yourself, particularly when looking to become more healthy. If you overlook yourself and focus exclusively on others, including how they perceive you, then you may miss some important nuggets of reality that could help you. You must treat yourself well in order to be healthy. Once you’ve done this, you can truly be available for those you care about.
I use the acronym M.E.E. to remind myself of a ‘me’ focus:
M = Meditate daily. 3-5 minutes in the morning & evening is a great start
E = Exercise 3+times/week, approximately 30-45 minutes each time
E = Eat Healthily. Talk to your doctor, nutritionist, or a registered dietician for help
Use it for at least a month and see what changes happen in your life.
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Jonathan F. Anderson, LPC-s has worked in the helping profession since he started college in 1990. After completing his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas, Austin in 1994, he attended the highly-regarded University of Minnesota to earn his Master’s degree in 1997. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is recognized as a Board Approved Supervisor by the State of Texas Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Jonathan is a Gottman-trained Couples Counselor, and in 1998 received training by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation in Advanced Critical Incident Stress Management & Debriefing. To learn more about Jonathan’s practice, click here: Jonathan F. Anderson, LPC-s.