Today is about self-love
Self- love is what pulls you up in the days when your body feels like cracking down and your mind just wants to give up. Self-love is food to the soul, it just brings us back to the basics of what truly matters.
Oprah Winfrey said:
Always keep your cup full until your cup runneth over.
By giving ourselves what we need, we will be able to then share with the world around us. Self-love is an act of giving that will change your life.
If you don’t know where to start here is a couple of techniques that can help put you on the right path.
1) Have a love ritual
Give yourself 15 to 20 Minutes a day of sitting with yourself doing something you love. Cook a hearty meal, slip into a bubble bath or play your favorite song. Whatever you choose to do, make sure it’s something that puts you in a state of joy and ease.
2) Know your values
Who are you? and what are your life principles? Is it simplicity, love, joy, health, success or honesty? Clearly identify each and every principle you hold dearly to your heart.
And now, the most important question comes to play- Do you actually live by those values? if the answer is no, then it’s time to start moving closer to your truth.
3) Express yourself fully
We are born a white canvas, with a world of freedom to draw whatever we like on that canvas. To express our true colors, and draw fearlessly without holding back. The way we talk, the way we walk, the music we listen to, what we eat and the way we dress are only some examples of how we can express ourselves in the material world.
By expressing ourselves we are only confirming the feeling of self-love, of self-pride and self-growth.
4) Explore your spirituality
Remember, we are spiritual beings living in a physical world. Add practices to your routine that help you connect to your heart such as meditation, love affirmations, prayer, and faith will help us reconnect with the soul of our being. To the core of who we are, a particle of this beautiful universe, a miracle among many others.
5) Set boundaries
It’s okay to say no, it’s okay to protect your peace of mind, it’s okay to care for your health and it’s okay to grow and change in the direction that brings you happiness. Not everyone understands your priorities or believes in your values, that is your job!
Your job is to respect your needs and answer to your priorities, your job is to love yourself enough to say no.
6) Grow gratitude
Say thank you. Thank you for being you, thank you for the effort you are putting, and thank you for the love you have right there within you. Thank you for the universe, for your health, and for your journey.
Being grateful is just a reminder of what is going right in our life, it’s a conscious choice to give attention to what is beautiful and what is thriving.
7) Stop Comparing
That is by far the worst thing you can do to yourself. You are unique, and so is your life journey. Shift the focus to what is happening with you right now, to what your goals are in the future and to the beauty of the present moment.
You are you and by trying to have someone else’s life, you are only fighting the natural flow of the universe trying to express itself through you.
8) Be mindful
Now is all you have! being mindful makes that salad you’re having so much more yummy makes that hug so much warmer and makes the sun kissing your skin so much more soothing.
By being mindful we are experiencing life to it’s fullest. Nothing will be ordinary ever again!
These tools are not a one time trick, they are a continuous practice that will with time turn into a habit, which will turn into your life. And then, my friend, you will experience what I call the self-love high.
Peace & Love,