You know by now how much I value the importance of SELF LOVE. With Valentine's Day around the corner, I feel like it can be easy to slip from a place of making YOURSELF a priority, to looking around for outside sources of validation.
Well let me be the first to say, uh huh honey!! You don't need anyone else but your perfect self to be happy, whole and complete.
Last week, I teamed up with two of my favorite babes, Sjana Elise and Alyssa Lynch to give you a week's worth of self love challenges. We called it #AMSWellnessWeek. I wanted to offer you all a few ways to practice self care on your own time, hopefully a little bit every day!
Our society values being busy as being productive and successful, but without rest, having a full schedule is only sustainable for so long. Give yourself permission to rest. Sleep when you're tired. Go to bed early. Don't set an alarm when you don't have to. Enjoy your zzz's!
Whether it is yoga, a hike, or dancing around your living room in your undies, MOVE YA BODY. Trust me, it feels good! Even if you're stiff, just take 5 minutes to stretch and breathe and send your little muscles and bones all of your love.
You know I can't stress this one enough! Meditation has changed my life, and has made it easier to navigate through all of life's challenges and surprises. You don't have to escape to a cave in the mountains to experience the bliss of meditating, even just for 5 minutes. Click here to find all of my guided meditations.
KNOWLEDGE. STUDY. ESCAPE. Since I was a child, I've always found a welcome escape in the pages of books. While I don't spend much time reading fiction anymore, I do enjoy the fantasy of experiencing another world. There is so much to learn in this lifetime, and books hold magical keys to so many of our questions. Click here for a list of some of my favorite books.
Set a mood in your home with a few candles. Turn off the harsh lights and let the gentle glow nurture your soul. Try gazing into the flame to feel a deep sense of presence and connection. Make it a ritual.
Baths are one of my ultimate forms of self love. Light candles, throw in a few flower petals, a couple of drops of essential oils to elevate your sacred time. If you don't have a bath, tie a few branches of eucalyptus to your shower head for some spa like vibes.