I’ve been told by my friends that I have awesome “Google-Fu” skills. Maybe that’s why I love looking up things, or maybe I have great skills because I love the search. Either way, I spend a lot of time searching either Google or, more likely, Pinterest, for any and everything I’m interested in learning about. You can check out my Pinterest account for all of my finds, but I thought I’d round up some of my favorite, most useful pins here.
“Radical acceptance doesn’t mean you approve of what happened, you can hate it. It doesn’t mean that once you accept the situation you will become soft or allow other bad things to happen to you. This is fear-based thought. The truth is, you can’t change the situation, but you can change how you want to live your life”
Do yourself a favor and go check out the rest of the post. You will never regret it.
Self Esteem Interactive Online Tool – A note to my readers on their mobile devices, this link is going to work much better on a computer. Bummer. But, it is worth getting your butt to a computer to check it out. This interactive tool from Simply Stepping is such a wonderful idea! I’ve, personally, never seen something like it when it comes to self-esteem/love tools. It really does a great job visually demonstrating how to replace those negative thoughts we all have.
How to Silence Negative Thinking – If you click on the link, there is an article to go with this that you can go read if you want. I really like the part that I pinned though:
This infographic from mindbodygreen is fantastic:
If you want to look into self-acceptance some more, feel free to check out (and follow!) my Self Acceptance Pinterest board.
Self-love can feel wrong at first if you are new to it. It isn’t narcissistic or selfish. It is vital. I haven’t written anything solely focused on it yet, but I have some great links to share.
What Self-Love Means – There is so much I love about the Tiny Buddha site, and this article is no exception. Please check it out. Banu Sekendur has many examples listed out, and simply makes understanding this concept as basic as possible. This is an excellent post all around.
Daily Self-Love Checklist – I just love this idea. I used to link to her site, but it doesn’t seem to exist anymore
22 Ways to Love Yourself More – This post by Sharon Martin has terrific ideas for showing yourself some love. I enjoy the included graphic that summarizes it. Do visit the link though since she expands a bit on each idea listed.
How to Fall In Love With Yourself – I love this post as a “how-to” fall in love with yourself and not another “ways to” show yourself love. Being told how to show yourself love is all well and good, but it’s like being told to hug your pain-in-the-ass sister/brother as a child. This article helps you to find that love for yourself that may be hiding for now. Marelisa Fabrega of Daring To Live Fully does such a wonderful job getting the “how” across to her reader.
How to Feel Unconditional Self-Love – This post has such a beautiful way of describing self-love and how to find and show it. Suzanne Hayn has a remarkable way with words and is a must to check out. Her post may be an especially good one to read on a bad day.
Need more on self-love? I have a Pinterest board full of it.
First I have this great graphic. The link on Pinterest didn’t go back to the original creator, so I’m not linking back. Instead, here is Pamela Redmond Satran’s site.
10 Scientific Ways to Become Happier – I am a firm “believer” in science. Mention something that doesn’t have peer-reviewed science behind it, and I’m going to give you a raised eyebrow. That is why I was so tickled to see this chart. Each approach included has actual science behind it as to why it works. If you click the link, the article has some links to articles that explain the science.
Quick Solutions for Panic Attacks – This chart has simple, quick ways to try to get a leg up on a panic attack. I love the simplicity, and how user friendly it is. You can easily print it out, cut out the examples, and keep them handy for any panic attack. In addition, Simply Stepping has a post about panic attacks and what to do right on that page. There is also a link to a one on one session for more anxiety support.
6 Ways to Practice Self-Care When Rest is Out of Reach – This is the perfect post for anyone who thinks they are just too busy to take care of themselves. Brittany L. Bergman gets it and tells you why you are wrong.
Seven Self-Care Strategies for Those Struggling – This is a beautifully written post about the less fun parts of self-care. The author of The Span of My Hips covers the topic with understanding and wonderful insight. Don’t miss out on their knowledge.
A More Fulfilling Life
Sometimes you find you need more to your life, a purpose that is more than just living day-to-day. I looked for mine for a long time, and I know it is a terrible feeling to live with. So, I have compiled a variety of pins with ideas on how to find your purpose or lead a more fulfilling life in general.
9 Ways to Figure Out What You’re “Meant” To Do – Brianna Wiest, an author at Bustle has nine great questions for you to ask yourself. Once you get to the end of the list, there is an excellent chance you will have an idea of what you are “meant” to do in this world. At the very least, you should learn more about yourself, and it is always nice to have more insight into your inner workings.
Secrets To Creating A Life You Love – Please do yourself a favor, and see what Karen from One Salty Kiss has written on the subject of not just loving your life, but creating a life you love. She covers the topic in a fantastic fashion. Don’t miss out.
Any of these three work for you? Need different ideas, or just want to do more reading on this subject? I have plenty more on my Pinterest board.
That’s all I have this time. Let me know if you liked this idea, and I’ll be sure to make up another resource roundup in the future. Remember, I have a lot more pinned over at Pinterest, and I’ll be adding more all of the time.