Valentine’s Day puts the emphasis on love for someone special in your life. But did you ever stop to think that, hey, YOU are someone special in your life? We know that deep down we can’t fully love those around us or give them what they need if we don’t love ourselves first.
In honor of February 14, the designated day of love, here are 5 ways to practice self-love:
- Pamper yourself.
Taking care of your body shows you have respect for the amazing temple your soul inhabits. Simple self-care techniques like dry skin brushing, taking a detox bath, or prioritizing quality sleep are all ways of respecting your body and showing it the love it needs (and deserves!).
2. Nourish your body.
Replenishing your body with clean water and real, whole food is a loving gesture. As they say, you are what you eat. If you eat garbage, you tend to feel like garbage. Show your body that it matters by providing the high-quality nutrients it needs to thrive.
- Practice acceptance.
You are perfectly imperfect. Learning to accept yourself for who you are is the most important step to self-love. Stop comparing yourself to others and learn to embrace the person you are.
You have beautiful qualities, both physical and emotional, that draw people to you. You don’t need to look or talk or act like anyone else. We all offer the world something different. That’s what makes it so beautiful.
- Learn to let go.
We often find ourselves holding on to things which we should let go. It is important to know when to walk away. In our futile pursuit of what society describes as success and happiness we cling on to relationships, friendships, jobs etc longer than we should. You can show kindness and compassion to others but not to the point at which it detracts from your other responsibilities. Sometimes, you just have to let things go.
- Start your day with a positive affirmation.
Begin each day by acknowledging something positive about yourself. Maybe you handled a stressful situation really well yesterday or accomplished your first headstand in yoga class. Even something as simple as acknowledging that you smiled a little more yesterday is worth noting. All the little things we overlook truly make a difference. Focusing on the positive moments in your day will transform your mindset over time.
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