Learning to Love Yourself More

Posted February 1, 2016 in self-care, Self-Love February, self love, self-confidence, healthy living

"Love is the nourishment that we humans need to fulfill our greatness. As I learn to love myself more, I learn to love everyone more. Together we tenderly cultivate an ever more beautiful world."

Since February is a month that is all about love, I'm sharing ways that you can learn to love yourself more!

We're starting with self-care. Self-care is the ultimate form of love towards yourself. Because our lives are crazy busy, caring for ourselves isn't always a priority. But when we put everything else in our lives before caring for ourselves, we aren't able to give at our greatest capacity.

I challenge you to practice self-care daily this month!

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 need to do to feel your absolute best!

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.

How will you care for yourself this month?

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