Thank you, past me!

Thank you, past me!: A new way to see self-care
Published by Sofia on 2024-01-05 in Pop
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Hey everyone!

Are you lazy? Do you sometimes feel crushed under the weight of all the things you have to do? Do you struggle to perform even the simplest task like brushing your teeth or changing your clothes?

If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, then this is the article for you! First of all, just know you're not the only one.

I also feel like this quite often and that's why I decided to write this article. You see, I think I found the perfect solution for this problem!
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So, I don't know about you, but sometimes I have very low self esteem. It's something I've been working on and it's so much better than before, but I do still have some bad days.

So, what I like to do, when I feel like I can't handle an easy task, is to tell myself that I'm doing a favor to "future me", that is to say, the person I'm going to be the next day.

This helps me so much! It's a bit as if I was helping another person, which somehow feels better than if I was "only" helping myself.

Okay, I know it doesn't look that great when you think deeply about the fact that I'd rather help someone else instead of myself, but, listen, I gotta start somewhere! Baby steps are key.
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A really important part of this method is to thank your past self for the thing they've done. For example: one day I really didn't feel like putting away my clothes. They had formed a pile on a chair in my bedroom and I was planning to leave them there for a while.

I knew it was just going to stress me out more, so I said: "this is for you, future me." and I put them away. The next day, when I became future me, I said: "thank you, past me!"

I think this method is pretty revolutionary and you should absolutely try it! Let me know if you do by sending us an email to [email protected] or a dm to radioimmaginaria on Instagram!

That's all folks!