The value of incorporating self-love into your daily routine is immeasurable. When your day to day life is steeped in the responsibilities associated with caring for everything and everyone else, making the commitment to spend time doing things that make you feel loved and cared for is vital.
Your self-love routine should be catered to your individual needs. There is not a one size fits all way to show yourself love, because we all have our own love language. The five love languages, typically discussed in terms of romantic relationships, can also be incorporated into your self-love routine.
Below you will discover how to incorporate your love language into your self-love regimen.
Self-Love Through Words of Affirmation
Your inner voice is important. It shapes how you feel about yourself. How you look at yourself. How powerful you feel or how powerless you allow yourself to become.
Think about the areas of your life that can benefit from more positivity and write meaningful affirmations related to those areas.
You can recite these affirmations throughout the day, but some key times are when you first wake up, when you need a pick me up throughout the day, and before you go to bed at night.
Self-Love Through Acts of Service
Think about actions you can take that will make you feel loved. For some that might be organizing your space, for others, it might be a trip to the gym before work.
Whatever you choose to do, it should lighten your emotional and spiritual load, so you feel better prepared to face the world.
Self-Love Through Receiving Gifts
Treating yourself to a special gift might be the self love you need. These gifts don’t have to be grand or expensive. It might be a piece of your favorite Belgium chocolate after work or a glass of your best wine as you wind down at night. You might even purchase a new piece for your wardrobe each week or month. What you consider a gift varies based on what you value and your gift should reflect that.
Self-Love Through Quality Time
Although you are with yourself every day, you might be neglecting to ensure you spend quality time with yourself.
You can do this by practicing mindfulness or meditation while taking in the essential oil benefits of your favorite candles.
Maybe your quality time is spent reading a new book or watching a TV show or movie you’ve been wanting to see.
Self-Love Through Physical Touch
Physical touch can be achieved by yourself or by someone else. You might consider practicing self-massage techniques or enrolling in a monthly massage membership program.
A trip to the chiropractor or an at-home manicure or pedicure might be just what you need to satisfy your need for physical touch.
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, your focus is probably on giving love to others or wondering what you’ll receive from others, but on the international day of love and every day, make sure you’re taking the time to focus on giving love to yourself.
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