Over the past year or so, I've been learning how to better love myself. Much of this has come from my work in the eCourses I have taken. Many of the courses have helped me slow down, ask questions, and listen "in" to answers from my "self." They've help me see that I'm not being "selfish" by loving on "me". I've learned that in order to be healthy enough to show others compassion, I must also do the same for me.
These are some of the ways I practice self-love:
-I take naps when my body craves them. Even if it's a 5-minute nap in the car in my son's school parking lot.
-I go to the movies by myself and purchase some of the tasty treats.
-I get pedicures and do regular lavender foot soaks at home.
-I see a manipulative therapist once a month to help my body heal from years of illness.
-I eat chocolate, because it's yummy.
-I pray and spend time with God every.single.day...
-I spend time outside, in nature, as much as possible.
-I cry when I feel like it and I laugh aloud when I feel like it.
-I say "Yes" when I mean yes, and I say "No" when I mean no.
-My newest addition to this list is: I no longer apologize for being me.
I know this list will change and evolve over time. The most important key is that this list exists and is never empty.
How do you take care of your "self?" How do you show your "self" love?
peace and love