As I sit here on a date by myself and with myself… I reflect on my journey from self-loathe into self-love. I also reflect deeply on the times I was seeking external validation from others.
It is so often we make an effort with our appearance when it comes to dating, meeting new people and simply when showing up in the world.
We groom & scrub..
We dress to impress…
We get on a ‘health kick’ for that holiday…
We make time to clear our busy schedule to connect with others…
But when was the last time you showed up for yourself in that same manner?
When was the last time you made the same kind of effort for YOU?
Here are 10 suggestions to instantly start pouring more love into yourSELF…
1) TAKE YOURSELF OUT ON A DATE!
Dress to impress no-one else but you. Wear your favourite clothes that you know look and feel great! Visit your favourite restaurant?
2) TURN YOUR PHONE OFF and spend time with self. There is nothing more powerful than learning to be in your own company. Meditate or have a bath?
3) TOUCH YOURSELF. (And before your mind goes in the gutter, stay with me) –
Touch your skin head to toe visualising your hands radiating pink light into your body. Touch yourself the way you would touch something delicate. Give yourself a massage!
4) MORNING RITUAL.
Each morning before you check your phone or attend to your family needs, take some time to centre yourself and connect to gratitude. Set some powerful intentions for the day. Start getting up even 15 minutes earlier and commit to your daily self-practice.
5) MOVE YOUR BODY because it feels good, not because you have to or because you are trying to lose or gain weight. Connect to movement that feels good. Perhaps try yoga? A walk in nature? Even a sensual dance by yourself in candle light?
6) EAT TO NOURISH AND FUEL.
Eating well is a form of self-respect. Eat with intention. Be grateful for your food and be intentional with your food choices. Start cutting back on sugar, alcohol and processed foods. Eat to fuel, to raise your vibration and to nourish your physical vessel. When you start to eat well your body also starts to feel well.
7) TALK TO YOURSELF LIKE YOU WOULD TO SOMEONE YOU LOVE.
Spend some time looking at yourself in the mirror. In front of you is the most important person in your life… YOU. What empowering words and sentences do you want to tell yourself?
8.) STOP SAYING YES TO THINGS THAT FEEL OUT OF ALIGNMENT.
Only say yes to things that feel good! People pleasing does not serve you or anyone else!
9) REST & TAKE TIME OUT.
In today’s society we run busier lifestyles than ever before. Be conscious of how you are feeling and rest when your body starts to ask for it. Sleep in once a week. Have a rest day from strenuous exercise!
10) HONOUR WHAT LIVES INSIDE OF YOU.
Listen and observe those internal feelings and nudges. That is your truth speaking to you. Take some time to journal to get clarity what those nudges mean… They are trying to guide you. Do more of what you want to do rather than what you think you should be doing!
I believe there are thousands of ways to start pouring more love into yourself. Above are only 10 examples… I hope one or more resonated with you in some shape or form 🤗
Now back to my green juice & self…
Always an honour to share with you.
I love you! (And me)