Ways To Show Yourself Self Love
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.
In this post, I wanted to share with you 5 ideas on how to give yourself a little self love boost! These tips are easy ways to generate some extra love for yourself 🙂
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’re 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 that I feel so amazing after.
Find what you like to do for your own personal spa ritual. You will thank yourself for this. For more inspiration on this idea, check out my post on creating a shower ritual: Transform Your Shower Routine Into A Ritual Of Renewal
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; your body deserves that every once in a while.
If you have kids or dogs that wake you up at a certain time, maybe carve out some time for a self care nap. Work around what you can. I somehow have 3 dogs (2 of which are seniors) and they LOVE to sleep in. They literally would sleep in until 1 PM if I let them. I’m a lucky dog mom.
3. Choose healthy foods
Now, this doesn’t mean you can never splurge on something unhealthy, but when you regularly make healthy food choices, 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’re eating healthy because you love yourself and want the best for your body & mind. Say to yourself, “I’m 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. 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 towards spreading your love throughout the world, which is what the heart chakra is all about.
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, depending on whether you’re more introverted or extroverted. But regardless of being either, I think learning to love your own company is so important.
YOU are who you spend the most time with!
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 spend with just 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 like to do your self-love spa ritual, or maybe you like some quiet to sit in read a book. If you don’t know what you like to do alone, don’t be afraid to try out new things. You may be surprised what you find out about yourself.
I hope this post has helped you find some inspiring ways to generate self love. Self love is a journey and it’s important that we all carve out some time for it.
Love and Light,