You have to start spending more time with yourself, if you really want to learn to enjoy your own company. Everything takes time, so it will take time to work on the relationship that you have with yourself. Treat yourself with the same respect and admiration you would treat your family and friends with. Start by taking care of your mental health and well-being. I know that’s easier said than done but you need to start somewhere and somehow. Approach yourself with grace and gentleness.
Embrace what makes you, YOU, use your strength to your benefit, if you don’t know what your strengths are, figure them out, write them down. Don’t compare yourself to others, that puts you in a place of disadvantage.
It is more important to be true to yourself than to try to satisfy everyone else and get hurt along the way. Remember, you have the right to be yourself. Your time and energy is precious, so do something nice for yourself. Find what puts a smile on your face, sit in stillness, put your problems on pause even if it’s just for a day. You need to take the time to look after yourself.
-Be conscious of how you’re spending your time.
-Do one thing at a time
-Develop a regular sleep routine
-Develop friendships that are supportive
-Go for a walk at lunchtime
-Get some exercise before/after work regularly
-Keep a reflective journal
-Engage with a non-work hobby
-Turn off your email and work phone outside of work hours.
-Make time for relaxation
-Make time to engage with positive friends and family
-Go to the movies or do something else you enjoy.
-Get in the habit of doing small things every day.
-Focus on yourself rather than worrying about everybody else.
-Find the balance between being financially responsible, and treating yourself.
-Get better at staying in touch with the people you care about.
-Read a book on a topic you have very little knowledge of.
-Maintain a constant mindset of gratitude.