Contrary to popular belief, Millennials are not narcisstic. We, youngsters of the new generation just value self-love so much that we look like self-absorbed dummies, but we’re not. We’ve come to realize that there are no other people that will stick with yourself but you. We became focused with ourselves because we’re going to end up on a coffin alone, right? Although Intrapersonal skill is still important, some people forget to value their worth. So without further ado, here are some tips for embracing and pampering yourself!
1. EXFOLIATE YOUR SKIN
This might sound feminine and arte to you but this ones effective, especially to people who are stressed. Go get some facial spa or fish for a cheaper version, face mask, which gets you this mosturized and replenished skin for a day! It actually relaxes me whenever I put some.
2. DRINK LOADS OF WATER
Yes, this is necessary! 8-10 glasses of water a day helps you get going through everyday. Not only it quenches thirst, it also keeps you healthy (and your skin)! It frees you from toxins and negativity away.
3. GET ENOUGH SLEEP
Although I feel personally attacked by this tip, EVERYONE SHOULD TRY AVOIDING STAYING UP LATE!! (eventhough it’s for educational purposes!!) Teenagers, like us, need at least 8-10 sleep a day! A 3 hour sleep may cause fatigue so, you know… avoid na, Darla!
4. DISTANCE YOURSELF FROM TOXICITY
Choose who to befriend. It may sound blatant and rude but it is true. Some people just want to scam you or take advantage of you. Some might even take credit for your success but doesn’t even help you when you were a failure. THATS TOXIC! Throw them out to the nearest trash bin and don’t forget to segregate plastic bottles to toxic bags! KIDDING HAHAH Anyway, avoid PESSIMISM! Either be a realist or an optimist.
5. HUSTLE HARD THEN TREAT YOURSELF
C.F. Skinner’s Behavioral Theory works like this, If you ever achieved something, there should be a reward. You’ve managed to survive this academic year without surrendering completely. You deserve a me-time!
6. TAKE AS MANY SELFIES AS YOU WANT
Vain as it may seems, but this is self-love. Once you’ve known your true facial features and accepted how you look, you’ll feel handsome or beautiful. If anyone tells you “You take too much selfies! Stop the vanity!” Do not conform with the person’s view, be a rebel!
7. DRESS IN ACCORDANCE TO YOUR MOOD
Wearing a chino pants and a tucked-in tito shirt? Retro! Rocking a crop top and acid-washed jean? Cool! Flaunting a reversible parka and chelsea boots? Show-stopping! Doing good with a simple shirt and a sport shorts? Cute! There are no limits in fashion and its a way of expressing yourself so DO YOUR OWN STYLE! AND YES TO DRESSING GOOD!!!
8. DO YOUR HOBBIES
Paint your woes out. Write a prose about how your day went. Sing until your lungs explode. Dance even at 3 am. Binge watch K-drama. Sleep all day. Whatever that makes you happy and free, do it!
9. LISTEN TO OPM INDIE ARTISTS
This is a random idea that popped into my head right now since I’m listening to Jensen and The Flips. A Concept: Supporting your local Indie artists that gives you this electro-pop vibe and retro feels! This makes me feel rejuvenated after a long tiring undertaking of activities. I often listen to BP Valenzuela, Reese Lansangan, Autotelic, Ang Bandang Shirley, Clara Benin, The Ransom Collective, and Ourselves the Elves. They’re also good musicians out there that are self-producing and takes you away from that same old pop beat!
10. JUST BE YOU
People can judge all they want but at the end of the day, your opinion will always matter. Love yourself without hesitance even though you see flaws on the surface. Always express your true sentiments because its from you, it means to yourself.
If you ever think I missed a tip for this guide to self-love, feel free to burst it all out on the comments section!
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