Practical ways to love on yourself.
Whether you’re single, taken, married, broken up, or aren’t quite sure where your “status” lies, I bet you’re aware that this weekend is Valentine’s day. It’s kind of hard to avoid: the candy, the teddy bears, the roses in every grocery store.
It doesn’t matter if you are spending the day on the most romantic evening of your life, at a galentines party with friends, or spending it alone; the only thing that really matters is the state of your self love, because without that, you can’t fully enjoy any circumstance.
Without self love,
It doesn’t matter who tells you that you’re beautiful, you will dismiss it.
It doesn’t matter that you’re better off without him, you won’t be able to let go.
It doesn’t matter if you did or didn’t lose that weight, because either way, without self love, you still won’t feel whole.
Hey, not to be a downer or anything, but self love is kind of a big deal. Without it, you can’t fully enjoy life. You can’t move forward in health, and you certainly can’t fully love (healthfully love, I should say.)
Eat like you love yourself. Move like you love yourself. Speak like you love yourself. Act like you love yourself.” -Tara Stiles
Here are a few non-cliche ways to love yourself:
Eat like you love yourself
I’ll let you decide what this means to you. But I do challenge you to think about it and make peace with what that looks like for you.
Move like you love yourself
Enough beating yourself up with exercises that feel like a punishment for eating. You don’t have to earn food or be punished for it. You need to eat, you need to move. Do both in love.
Speak like you love yourself
What are you thinking to yourself? Are you even aware of your thoughts? If you’re not sure, start to observe your mind. What are you thinking about? What are you saying about yourself?
Act like you love yourself
How are you loving yourself with your actions? From being aligned with your values to fulfilling commitments to yourself, figure out what this means in your life and start to do it.