Your body and your soul feed off your life. You can be living a healthy life and still feel like something is missing. This is because there is something that is missing. Nourishing your body and soul is more than just living a healthy life. You have to take care of yourself and treat yourself with love, respect, and kindness. If you’re starting on the process of learning to nourish your body and soul, here are 5 ways that you step into a good place and learn to give yourself the love and respect that you deserve.
1) Give yourself positive affirmations
The first thing that you should do to nourish yourself is practice positive affirmations. Positive affirmations have been tried, tested, and proven to help build self-confidence. Self-confidence is vital to nourishing your soul and helping you to better understand your own tendencies.
To begin practicing positive affirmations, start by standing in front of the mirror and looking into your own eyes. Ignore everything else about you. Don’t focus on the clothes that you’re wearing, the quality of your skin, or anything else–just look into your eyes. Then proceed to talk to yourself kindly. Tell yourself the things that you love about yourself and the things that you admire. Tell yourself that you’re good enough and that you’re loved by everyone who meets you. Talking to yourself like this reinforces the things that you love about yourself and helps you to learn to love yourself even more.
2) Follow positivity on social media
Social media is both good and bad for you. Some aspects of social media can tear down your personal image and leave scars on your soul from believing that you’ll never be as good as the people you see in photos. This is the wrong idea to have about social media. Unfollow any pages that make you feel negative about your personality, others, or yourself. Then go and find other pages that promote personal happiness and acceptance. Pages like Juve Tress on Facebook are great examples of sites that encourage you to love yourself and find the best version of yourself.
If there are any pages on social media (Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter) that ever cause you to doubt who you are or that try to make you change into something that you’re not, unfollow them. These pages tear away your self-confidence and prevent you from truly and fully nourishing your soul.
Pages that are positive and encouraging do the exact opposite – they help you to embrace who you are and will feed your body and soul positivity.
3) Serve the people around you
To nourish your body and soul, you can’t just focus inward. A huge part of living a humane life is serving the people around you. To be happy and to admire yourself, learn to love serving others and find a way to incorporate service into your daily life. Here are some ideas of how you can serve on a daily and weekly basis:
- Clean up your local park or playground
- Plant trees or flowers in your neighborhood
- Volunteer to cook meals for the elderly in your neighborhood
- Invite new neighbors over for dinner
- Teach classes for a skill you have
- Volunteer at a soup kitchen once a week
- Write and send letters to soldiers and veterans
Serving the people around you can truly change the way you look at the world. It will open your heart and help you to look differently at the people around you. Learning to serve and learning to love serving will help you to nourish your own body and soul because you’ll be happier and more engaged with the people around you.
Nourishing your body and soul is more than just turning inward. Of course, it’s so important to talk positively to yourself to increase your self-confidence and to stay away from negative sources in your life. It’s equally important to turn outward and learn to love the people around you.