Let’s practice self-love this valentine’s day!
Like every Valentine’s Day, we hope to be praised and adored, be showered with gifts and food, but are you ready to love yourself this Valentine’s Day?
Don’t get me wrong, it’s amazing to be loved by friends, family, a significant other, but let’s get real with all of that love flowing in, why do we still feel oddly unsatisfied? Answer is: You need to love yourself first!
The feeling of something missing springs from the fact that if you don’t give yourself love and compassion, don’t you think it’s hard to believe that it can be deservingly received from someone else?
It’s not often done on purpose, actually it’s usually unnoticed, most of the time people forget to practice self-love because they are too busy loving others.
It’s not vain it’s beautiful.
So in the spirit of Valentine’s Day and the 4 letter word, we’ve come up with 4 ways to love yourself more!
1.Wake up the right way.
Set your alarm (with a peaceful tone: wind chimes for example) 10 minutes earlier than usual and start your day off with a 5 minute lie in bed (not 5 minutes of extra sleep) followed by 5 minutes of stretching.
Just taking five minutes in morning is enough for the whole day, yes it is beneficial. Meditation brings you to a place of love, strength and power.
Obviously it’s a very good trait to have and being honest with people around you is a must! But being honest with yourself should be vital in your day to day. Accept responsibility for your own decisions. Being honest with yourself will also improve your relationships with those around you
3. Eat mood boosting foods!
Diets rich with Omega-3 fatty acids (like salmon, flaxseeds, and hemp) reduce inflammation in our brain and help improve our moods. “Similarly, spinach, asparagus, and Brussels sprouts are bursting with folate, a nutrient linked to lower depression rates.”
Of course, the wrong foods can wreak havoc on our self-image. Processed, packaged foods crammed with sugars and trans fats increase inflammation in our brain, our mood and stress levels take a hit.
4. As cliché as it sounds. Tell yourself you are an amazing human being every single day.
The more you say it, the more you’ll start to believe it. Practice kindness as being kind to others will also make you feel good about yourself, it’s an amazing self-esteem booster!