10 Self Care Rituals For Self Love
It’s the month of love and we want to make sure you’re feeling fulfilled.
Ask yourself the following questions:
1. What do you do for yourself on a daily basis?
2. How much time do you put into you and only you?
3. How much time is given to others?
If the balance swings more towards others, it is time to focus on you, practice Self Love.
What is Self Love?
Self love is the ability to guide yourself in a positive direction. It’s accepting you for who you are, respecting and appreciating yourself and knowing that you are valuable and truly worthy of happiness.
The love for self is unconditional and it is this type of love that enables us to free ourselves from anxiety, stress, pain and suffering. When faced with difficult situations, self love is about responding to yourself with kindness and compassion and taking optimistic steps to rectify them. Self love is not selfish or egotistical, it’s being true to who you are and placing your focus on creating the best possible outcomes in your life. In order to achieve this, you must put yourself and your needs first.
“How can you move forward in life’s traffic jam, if you keep letting people go in front of you?” – Rhian Letang
As much as people may need you; children, partner, parents, family, friends; and although it is nice to be the reliable person for others, if you spend more time focusing on them than yourself, then you are actually suffering because of it. Taking time to focus on others takes time away from focusing on yourself, if you are not where you want to be right now, doing this will just set you back.
Putting yourself first enables you to be at your best, in order to be able to help others. Remember you can only give 100% to people when you are in a position to do so. Until you learn this and put it into practice, you will always be wondering why life is not going the way you want it to, or why you can never get the focus required to fulfil YOUR goals or why you always get so close, but, never quite hit the mark
Practice Self Love daily with these 10 simple steps:
Take time to clear you mind, free yourself from your thoughts and just be still
2 Develop a bond with your soul
Listen to your intuition, your inner voice, not the judgemental voice in your head, but voice that only has your best interests at hear.
3 Say positive affirmations daily
I am strong, I am beautiful, I am happy etc…
4 Practice Gratitude
Find something to be grateful for everyday.
5 Diet & Nutrition
Plan more nourishing; healthy meals into your diet – processed foods can have a huge effect on our mood.
6 Exercise regularly
Even if it’s just 10 minutes of raising your heart rate a day, this will have a positive effect on your mind-set.
7 Have a Vision
Think about how you would like your life to be and write it down as if you have already achieved it. Then make the changes in your life to do so – easier said than done, I know, but things like a vision board and goal setting can help you to focus.
8 Try something new
Get creative or follow your passion, this gives you a sense of achievement which in turn can enhance your positivity.
9 Connect with nature
The planet has so much to offer and can really create a feel-good factor when you are feeling low – even just going to the park and breathing in the fresh air amongst the trees can do wonders.
10. Positive Relationships
You should always be learning and that special someone should be an added positive in your life, the one you can be yourself with and laugh but always rely on. No one likes saying goodbye, however if there are relationships in your life that do not serve you positively, it may be time to let that person go. Through self-love you will have the opportunity to explore your worth and as a result those that don’t support your new growth authentically do not deserve to be a part of your life.
” Love Yourself Above All Else”