Ah, Valentine’s Day.
I was cruising through the store today and saw all the cute little boxed Valentines cards themed for kids, and it brought a smile to my face. Remember those? We had to bring enough to class for everyone so no one felt left out. The idea was to put the feelings of others ahead of our own, which taught us to love others first. When you have kids of your own, you take care of their needs first. And the needs of our significant other, aging parents, people in need... the list goes on and on! Of course, we do it without a second thought because that’s what we do, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. Love is boundless, after all. There’s plenty to go around.
Show Yourself Some Love.
But what about you? Do you take the time to love yourself? Love is boundless, so spread some of that joy and those warm feelings to yourself. You, too, are important and deserving of love and self-care. Love yourself unconditionally and show yourself that you mean it by something as simple as taking a few moments of your day for quiet reflection (even if it’s in the bathroom hiding from the kids!). Personally, I love to do some yoga flows and tell myself out loud that I love me. Yeah, saying it out loud feels really strange at first, but it does help the message sink in. And smile when you say it 😊.
Practice Makes Perfect.
It is so important to love ourselves (and mean it) that we need to practice those personal and positive little words of encouragement we give ourselves. If you could use a little extra “love boost” for yourself, try these tips:
· Say “I love you” out loud to yourself at least 3 times a day. Saying it to yourself in the mirror is double potent!
· Take 10 – 15 minutes of “me” time just for yourself. Unplug from all the electronics, hide from the kids if you can, relax, breathe. Just be in the moment all for you.
· Reward yourself for sticking to it. You’re so worth it!
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Question: How do you celebrate yourself? Do you carve out quiet time to reach inside and find and show love to the best parts of yourself? I'd love to hear about it -- and if any of our products help you do that, do tell!
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