Self-Love February - Week 1 Challenge

Posted January 31, 2015 in self-care, love your body, healthy living, self-love, self-confidence

Happy Saturday! I can't believe it's the last day of January. The month flew by!

How are you doing on your New Year's goals? Are you sticking with them? Or have you already forgotten about them?

Maybe this Self-Love February Challenge will help you get back on track.

In yesterday's post, I told you that February is all about learning to love yourself more. Each week, I will give you a challenge to help you create a more loving relationship with your body. Do the challenge for one week. This first one is Feb. 1-7.

I challenge you to practice self-care daily for one week!

What is self-care? Practicing self-care means that you are actively enhancing the quality of your health and your life. When you are caring for yourself, you are doing things that make you feel refreshed, replenish your motivation for work, family, fitness, social life, etc. and help you grow as a person. It's basically doing whatever YOU want!

Why is it important? Self-care nourishes your mind, body and spirit. When you don't take care of yourself, you're not being the best wife, girlfriend, parent, sister, daughter, employee, etc. that you can be.

How do you practice self-care? You must listen to your body. Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed and anxious? Maybe you need to spend some time in nature and go for a long walk. Are you exhausted from a busy week? Maybe instead of going out with friends on a Friday night, you need a night of Netflix and red wine on the couch. Do what you need to do to rejuvenate yourself.

If you're thinking you are too busy to take time for self-care. You're wrong! You can spend 10 minutes of self-care each day. Maybe that means getting up 10 minutes earlier and meditating, maybe it means taking a 10 minute break at work to stretch and get away from the computer or maybe it means taking a long hot shower at the end of the day so you can have some time to yourself away from your family.

Self-care doesn't have to mean paying for a professional massage or spending lots of time pampering yourself. Self-care is about listening to your body, and acting on what your body is telling you. Self-care can mean getting more sleep one night or spending quality time with friends. Self-care looks different to each person.

My self-care is different every day. Some days it means cuddling on the couch with the BF watching a show we like, some days it means eating nourishing foods that give me more energy and some days it means relaxing with a glass of wine in my flannel pajamas.

What will you do this week to practice self-care?

"Self-care is not about self-indulgence, it's about self-preservation." - Audrey Lorde

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