Self love always seems to appear a bit of a “biggy” :) but when we put it into a new perspective it really isn’t the mountain we believed it to be.
But you see we give, share and show love with others, just by the little things we do and say… and all we need do is give “those little things” to our selves too.
This week look at your life and ask your self…
How do I show myself love?
How do I give myself love?
It is okay. I will give you some helpful tips :)
Soooooo :) after the stepping stones I have already shared with you. I asked myself the same questions and began to bring love, permission and approval into my own life rather than wanting and waiting for it from others.
I began to buy or pick fresh flowers every week and put them by my bed.
I made sure I meditated everyday; this time of silence, also a gift to myself.
I gave myself play time, time to dedicate to something I loved – yoga, hula hoop, dancing, Nia, baking a yummy cake, getting all my paints out and painting with my fingertips, playing on the swings, climbing trees or a walk along the beach.
I made time once a week to have a pyjama day. This would start with tea and biscuits in bed followed by a long hot bath with some oils, a home made facial, cosy pyjamas, a book, a funny or soppy film, fur blankets and a bar of chocolate.
Six years later and all these ways of self love are still in my life.
I made time in my life for “me”…a commitment to stop neglecting myself but to love myself, for in loving myself I knew my life and the lives of those around me would be richer…
I gradually changed my behavior from self punishment to self love, by asking myself in moments of self sabotaging actions if what was happening was “good enough for my daughter.”
If the answer was “no” I changed it… even if that meant stepping out of comfort zones and seeking help.
But most of all I stopped being my worst enemy and instead became my own lover, mother, father and best friend.
You see there is a person and a place I have to live with and in… every second of every day.
I am and my body is…
My home for life.