Just a reminder in case you forgot: You’re amazing.  

And even though you might not tell yourself that enough, you still are.

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s easy to get distracted from what matters most: You.

How you view yourself is how you’ll treat yourself. If you love something (or someone), you take care of it. You nurture it. You work to keep it healthy and thriving—and yet, it doesn’t feel like any work at all.

Falling in love with yourself is just like that. You feed your body and soul with things that nourish it, strengthen it. Through healthier habits and a dose of acceptance, patience and perseverance, you learn how to become the best version of yourself. And the more you fall in love with you, the more you can show love towards others.

If you’re feeling stuck in the self-love category, here’s 5 simple fall-in-love ways to create a healthier, happier and brighter YOU:

#1. Start a new path.

Sometimes you just need to dump those negative or unhelpful influences and move on with life. Change can be hard, but if you find the right path forward, each step will bring you closer to treating yourself better—you just need to know where to start. If you’re looking for a proven path that is rooted in science and technology to help you look and feel better, try out Upshoot’s convenient and customizable programs that can guide you every step of the way.

#2. Create positive habits.

The best relationships make you a better person, so focus on things that can improve your mindset, health, lifestyle or well-being. Some tips:

#3. Treat yourself.

Quality time is essential to building a relationship—so take yourself out on dates. Schedule time to pamper yourself, even if it’s just for a few minutes. Celebrate the little wins. Post self-compliments on your mirrors and cupboards. Indulge in a massage. Just like with relationships, you need to flirt with, well, you.

#4. Load up on green veggies.

The right mood is everything when it comes to falling in love. The old saying, “The way to the heart is through the stomach,” holds some truth.  Spinach and other leafy green veggies have nutrients that help feed our gut’s “good bacteria,” and make it hard for “bad bacteria,” to thrive. Gut health is key for mood, producing about 95% of our feel-good hormone, serotonin.  A fun and delicious on-the-go way to add more spinach to your day is through any of Upshoot’s four Phytopúr products.

#5. Surround yourself with people who build you up.

Falling in love with you doesn’t mean doing it solo. Love is contagious, and the experience is much more worthwhile. Sometimes in life when you get down on yourself (because we all do), it can be just the simple flip of the lens to see yourself through the eyes of those who love you most, that can make all the difference. 

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