Self love musings ✨ We made Self Love Part 1 of 12 because we believe that it lays the foundation to any life changing and spiritual journey.
For many people, the concept of self-love might conjure images of overindulgence or be seen as reserved for only those who have too much time on their hands. But I think as a society, we are beginning to realise that self love and compassion are key for mental health and wellbeing and essential to soothe anxiety in this face-paced world.
The best way that I know to stay on top of my own happiness is to take care of myself. To feed myself with love and loving thoughts. To read and listen to those who inspire me. To engage in loving practices, like gifting myself with moments of stillness at least five minutes a day. To surround myself with those who encourage and inspire me. To work constantly to banish all forms of negativity, fear and doubt.
I know that the value I place on myself and my self care is the value the world reflects back to me. I’m worth it.
I’ve noticed that there can be quite a negative conversation around self care. So let me dispel a few myths. Self care isn’t only caring for yourself. Self care doesn’t mean that you ignore the needs of others. Self care doesn’t require hours of your time. Self care isn’t exclusively practiced by hippies. Self care isn’t giving in to defeat or stress. Self care isn’t overindulgent.
So what is self care?
Self care is acknowledging that when you dedicate time to yourself, you show up as a better you every day. Self care is taking deep breaths. Self care is allowing 5 minutes to gather your thoughts. Self care is meditating instead of scrolling through your phone. Self care is cancelling plans because you’re tired. Self care is taking a long bath on a Sunday. Self care is lighting your favourite candle. Self care is using beautiful, nature skin care. Self care is spending time with yourself.
The habits that you cultivate around your own self love each day dramatically shape your life. So what would the woman you want to be practice daily? #love#selflove#selfcare