Spreading love into the world around us is important, but it’s also important for us to love ourselves. We need to consciously take time to generate some extra self love.
When we truly experience self love this spreads into the world around us.
I do believe self love is a journey. I don’t think you just achieve self love and never need to work on it again. We are only human and sometimes we need a little work to remember to love and care for ourselves.
Here are 5 ideas to generate some extra self love:
1. Give yourself a mini spa session.
Nothing says self love like giving yourself a little extra self care. Performing self care activities signals self love to yourself because you are taking the time to care for yourself and do something a little extra for you and you alone.
My favorite self care ritual is applying a face mask. I try to do this once a week.
This is the one I have been loving lately: Dead Sea Mud Mask
Some other ideas are doing a hair mask, using a body scrub, or scrubbing away those calluses with a pumice stone. I know when I take the time to do these things I feel so amazing.
I like to use an essential oil blend for my hair to give it a little extra love.
This body scrub I currently use: C’est Moi Body Scrub – It’s the best one that I’ve found that’s EWG verified. It feels great when you use it but it does leave a little residue after so just a warning because I know some people won’t like that. If you know of a better one that is EWG verified please let me know in the comments below!
Anyway, back from my side note about body scrubs, find what you like to do for your own personal spa ritual. You will thank yourself for this.
2. Let yourself sleep in for a day
I am all for getting up early and being productive but sometimes it’s nice to just let yourself sleep in without an alarm waking you up.
There is something so refreshing about waking up naturally and your body deserves that every once in a while.
My dogs tend to wake me up because they have their certain time they like to go out in the morning but some mornings I just go back to sleep for a little after I let them out. So work around what you can.
3. Choose healthy foods
Now, this doesn’t mean you can never splurge on something unhealthy but when you regularly make healthy choices for your food this is signaling that you love yourself enough to make the healthy choice for your body.
When you think of things this way it may be easier to eat healthier.
Think about how you are eating healthy because you love yourself and want the best for your body and mind. Say to yourself, “I am choosing the healthy option because I love myself.” This might make it easier for you.
I do think another part of self love is allowing yourself to splurge every now and then. Especially on Valentine’s Day, let your taste buds enjoy that chocolate. It’s not about depriving ourselves it’s about moderation.
4. Take the time to work on opening the "love" energy center
Love actually does come from our heart. There is an energy center around our heart called the “heart chakra”. This area is where love generates from.
Generating self love is the first step to spreading our love throughout the world which is what this energy is all about.
I created a self love yoga flow for this Valentines Day to help open up your heart’s energy. I’ll link it below 🙂
5. Enjoy some alone time
I think an important part of self love is being able to enjoy spending time alone and enjoying your own company.
I know this is easier for certain people compared to others whether you are more introverted or extroverted. Regardless of being either, I think learning to love your own company is so important.
Recent events have taught us the importance of this so it is especially something to work on in 2021.
I know for me personally, the past year has taught me how much I actually LOVE alone time. I honestly hadn’t thought that much about it previously.
Allowing yourself some time to really just spend with yourself can be so beneficial. It gives you the opportunity to learn things about yourself that you might not yet know.
Alone time can come in many forms; find what revitalizes you. Maybe you do your self-love spa ritual or maybe you like some quiet to sit in read a book. Whatever it is for you. If you don’t know what you like to do alone, don’t be afraid to try out somethings. You may be surprised what you find out about yourself.
Love and Light,
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