Women Need More Self-Love Every Day.
Here are 5 Ways to Make it Happen.
Ladies, there is no need to wait for vacation time to pamper and reconnect with yourself—you deserve it today. Doctor’s orders. By including more self-love into every single day, you can develop a more positive attitude for a healthy mind and body. Make sure to invest in your inner peace with daily self-care.
Why every day? In this hectic world we live in, it’s challenging to maintain a balance in all the roles that we play in our lives. We are pulled in many directions and every day is different. That’s why it’s important to enjoy today, because tomorrow will not be the same.
Do you know how to make the best of your day and your life? It all starts with feeding your mind with healthy and beautiful thoughts. Here are five ways to add self-love into your daily schedule so you can feel better, have more energy, and add life to your life.
In The Morning
Even if you’re not a morning person, you can try waking up just 15 minutes before anybody else. Use this peaceful quiet time to show more self-love by priming yourself and starting your day on a positive note.
Try enjoying a cup of tea, coffee, or your favorite (non-alcoholic ? drink). Whatever can help you uplift your spirit and welcome your day with optimism
Reframe your to-do list
We all have a long—seemingly never ending—list of things we need to do. What if we reframe it from being our have to-do list, to instead becoming our get to-do list, our choose to-do list, or our want to-do list? Thinking this way about all of the things you do allows you to embrace all that you can do.
This change in the way you look at the things you do involves gratitude, which is a way to include more self-love into your day. If you think about it this way, you are not doing anything that you don’t want to. All of those things you have to do become an opportunity to enjoy them.
- I get to take the kids to school and spend time with them.
- I choose to go to work today.
- I want to attend to the clients in the store.
Spa up your shower
There is a very easy way to add more self-love into your daily shower. Simply lock the door and play spa music. Dedicate those five (or more) minutes to be with yourself. Enjoy the warmth of the water and scents of the soap, and use the opportunity to relax and treat yourself as though you are truly enjoying a spa.
Having gratitude for all that you have and experience is important for a healthy mind and body. Good and bad things come and go every day, so being thankful can help you enjoy them without getting too attached. A recent review published in the Journal of psychosomatic research confirmed that gratitude interventions consistently show benefits for psychological wellbeing. The researchers also found that gratitude may help improve physical health in terms of sleep, blood pressure, and blood sugar control (more studies are needed).
You can download a meditation that guides you through the process of experiencing gratitude. It can be just a few minutes long, or much longer if you want. Feel free to listen to it in the mornings right before getting out of bed or in the evenings before going to bed. Or both. The key is to spend at least five minutes every day with gratitude.
Have a mini-celebration every evening
At the end of each day you can honor it. After everyone goes to bed, grab a cup of tea, glass of wine, or your favorite beverage, and celebrate the big and little things that you were able to accomplish and be present for today. Maybe you were very productive, or maybe you were able to help someone. Whatever you experienced today, accepting it (without taking it personally) is a reason to have a mini-celebration every evening.
How to Include More Self-Love to Your Day summary
It’s time to add more self-love into every single one of your days. Spend a few minutes preparing for, enjoying, and celebrating today because tomorrow will not be the same.
Make the best of your day . . . and your life!
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Alvarez, N. 2019. Heels vs. ties: Living with your #1 threat. RI-AL Consulting.
Boggiss, A. L., Consedine, N. S., Brenton-Peters, J. M., Hofman, P. L., & Serlachius, A. S. (2020). A systematic review of gratitude interventions: Effects on physical health and health behaviors. Journal of psychosomatic research, 135, 110165. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2020.110165