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Do you wear multiple hats and try to multi-task to finish all your multi-tasks? This post with seven easy self-love practices you can start today will help you build a positive self-image, and increase your personal happiness, because you are worth it. Your life is a balancing act and includes roles like raising children, managing a home, budgeting, working, and caregiving. All the more reason to be intentional about caring for yourself!
The desire to be a loving, nurturing wife, mother, friend, sister, co-worker, boss, along with the other parts of life that are beyond your control can weigh you down and become overwhelming if you do not take care of yourself. Granted, there will be days that allow for more lengthy and extensive times of self-care. Perhaps an hour at a spa or a hike in the mountains, but you must incorporate moments of self-care into your daily routine now. Please do not wait, put yourself first for a couple minutes right now. There are plenty of scientific and evidential based research studies showing that what we think and do about and for ourselves will affect our self-image, self-worth, and self-love. Think positive, love yourself, and be the best you there is!
7 quick self-love practices you can easily start today. One way to love yourself each day of the week!
Write “I am beautiful, inside and out!” on a post-it note and place it on your mirror where you will see it at the start and end of every day. This is a simple, yet powerful reminder to help you think positively about yourself. Here are some cute sticky notes that are perfect for this reminder, even their shape says you are a SUPERSTAR!
Share something you love about yourself with your husband or a close friend. The act of affirming your good qualities out loud will, in turn, increase the positive thoughts you have about yourself, which will, in turn, increase the time you reflect on positive qualities about yourself, which will, in turn, increase your positive thoughts which….I think you are getting the hang of this!
Try giving yourself a Pep Talk today using one of the catchy affirmations from the book ‘Think Happy’ to boost your confidence, attitude and mood. These pep talks from happiness expert and Oprah columnist Karen Salmonsohn are feisty, fun and memorable, guaranteed to stick in your brain like a catchy song
Write down three things you are thankful for. Practicing gratitude will improve your attitude about yourself and your life. Start your own gratitude journal or keep a gratitude jar. I began my own gratitude journal five years ago after reading Ann Voskamp’s book One Thousand Gifts.
If you have not read this book, I encourage you to order it from Amazon by clicking on the image above, or borrow the book from a friend who has already read it. This book has changed my life 1000 times over. I guarantee you that the daily habit of being grateful will truly change your outlook on life and how you view the world around you.
Write down your reasons for gratitude in this beautiful ‘Simply Grateful’ journal. Discover all the things you appreciate with this guided gratitude journal. With a mix of questions to answer, prompts to respond to, and quotations to reflect on, each page offers you a chance to appreciate every wonderful thing you have in your life.
Looking for a beautiful new journal? Click on the image below for more information.
Incorporate a 15-minute ‘time-out’ into your day. Use the time to reflect, meditate, journal, play your favourite music, pray, or simply listen to your breath and do nothing else at all. This is a ‘no technology’ time zone so please leave your phone alone! Grab your free printable “Mommy’s Gone to the Beach” to post outside the room so everyone knows mom is taking a break and when you will be back.
Write a list of three values/standards you hold in high regard in your life and state why. Reflecting on the things you hold most important will keep you centred and grounded all week long.
Do a minimum of 3 stretches daily. Begin and end your day with three easy stretches to relieve overall stress in your life and increase your positivity. Start with three beginner stretches in my previous post, Stretch for Your Body, Mind and Soul.
Give yourself a big, squishy hug. I can hear you laughing out loud but I am serious. Wrap your arms around yourself and say “I love you just the way you are.” Love is powerful, you NEED to love yourself first in order to love others well.
Incorporate one of these seven quick practices into your daily routine as you develop the habit of self-love, you are worth it and a heck of a lot more. Or try a different one each day this week and let me know how it goes. Email me anytime at [email protected], I will read and reply to your email personally.
Smiles from Lisa xo
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