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10 Ways to Love on Self

When you think about self-love, what exactly do you say? Do you think it’s about buying yourself a beautiful gift or taking yourself on a date? Do you think it’s about being selfish or self-preservation? Well, I happen to think it’s about all of the above. How often do you get the opportunity to nurture yourself? I love on myself daily and if not every day at least a few days a week. I didn’t always, but today it is imperative that I, you and we learn to love self more than we love others. 

Self-love is an essential element needed to have the life you desire. Self-love is not often taught to any family as we must learn to do so throughout life’s experiences. Most people never make it to this space. Some of us live our entire lives as people pleasers and doing everything for everybody else and nothing for self. In this blog, not only will I share ten ways you can love yourself, but I will also share how these acts are beneficial to you. You will become familiar with how self-love leads you to a happy life as well as why it is essential to love every fiber of your being. It all begins and ends with you.

Ten Ways to Love on Self
1. Exercise:
Most people exercise to release weight, and that is fine. However, working out has a lot more benefits than losing weight. One of the fascinating things about exercise is the “feel good” hormone. Walk for 30 minutes. If you love yourself, you will find a way and not an excuse.

2. Positive Affirmations: 
Speak positively to self. We all know the saying; life and death is in the tongue. So, why would you talk or think negatively of yourself? Here is a list of affirmations you can say to yourself every day. 

I deserve the very best in life.
I love and approve of myself.
I am healthy and beautiful.
I fill my mind with positive thoughts.

3. Massage Therapy:
Everyone needs to be touched; go out and have a professional massage. Don’t worry about your body’s appearance. Monthly massages make you feel good and are definitely a way to express self-love.

4. Pedicure/Manicure:
I believe we should all receive manicures and pedicures (men & women) and not for glamor purposes but self-care purpose. Pedi’s and Mani’s have nothing to do with your sexual gender, but everything to do with self-care. Your feet and hands need love too. 

5. Take a Nap:
Americans work, work, and work as we do not allow time for naps or sleep in general. You will be surprised how much better your days are when you find time for a nap. Naps regenerate the whole body and make you feel good.  
 
6. Self-Date:
Take yourself out on a date. Self-dates affords you the opportunity to become comfortable with self and not be so dependent on spending time with others. Spending time alone increases confidence, removes fear and helps you accept and love self. If you can’t spend time with self, then who will? 

7. Laughter:
When dealing with stressful days, watch some comedy or cartoons. Search online for silly jokes. Have lunch or dinner with your funniest friends. Laugh until your stomach hurts and watch the stress disappears. 

8. Detox Bath:
My favorite way to express self-love is by doing a detox bath. Detox baths are perfect for showing love to your inner self, and it is one of the easiest healing therapies to facilitate your body’s natural detoxification system. Try this.

1/3 cup of Epsom salts
1/2 cup coarse sea salts
Two tsp ground ginger
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
Several drops of essential lavender oil

9. Eat Healthily:  
In the world where food is a science, and practically everything we eat is a GMO, we have to take a closer look at precisely what we are putting into our mouths. GMO’s link to numerous health problems as mentioned in my most recent book Detox or DIEt.  If you want to stay healthy, eat organic and clean foods. If it doesn’t say organic, chances are it is GMO. 

10. Meditation:  
Meditation is concerned with caring for the mind. Although our body and mind are intimately related and interconnected, they are quite different types of phenomena. The ultimate goal of meditation is more than just ‘mindfulness’ or ‘being in the now,’  it’s about connecting with the God/Goddess within you. 

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