5 Ways To Show Self Love


February, the month of love.   This is the month for the chocolate, the roses and the cards.  The month in which more roses are sold than any other month. The roses, the chocolate and the cards are nice. We all like to receive and give these gifts.  We like to know that we matter, that we are loved and that we are thought of’; that we mean that much to someone, that they would take their time and money to purchase gifts to let us know that we are loved.

You can be that someone to yourself.  You can show yourself that you matter, that you are loved and carded for.  Here are 5 simple and easy ways to show yourself love

  1. Sleep:  On average we need 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night.  Most people, especially women, are sleep deprived and are getting nowhere near the recommended hours of sleep. Put the devices away, turn the television off and get in the bed.  Adequate sleep improves your mood, your stamina, and gives you a brighter outlook on life.  Sleep is so crucial to our physical and mental well being that a lack of sleep can be as dangerous as driving under the influence. Love yourself by getting enough sleep. Give your body the rest is deserves.
  2. Hydrate:  Water is the life force.  We can go days, weeks, and even months without food, but  only days without water.  It is the most important nutrient for our bodies, which are 50 – 75 % water.  We need water!  If you want be radiant and vibrant, drink your water.  Your body will love your for it!
  3. Daily physical activity:  We come into the world in motion.  We are created to move.  Find a physical activity  that you enjoy and do it daily!  It doesn’t matter what activity so long as it involves the use of your legs and arms.  The options are almost limitless:  dancing, jumping rope, swimming, running, kickboxing, walking, cycling. to name a few.  Love you enough, to move your body.
  4. Be Kind To Yourself:  In today’s world we are bombarded with advertisements telling us how much we lack, how deficient  we are and how we are not enough.  Don’t buy into that line of thinking.  Its this way of thinking that hampers us, again especially women, and keeps us stuck in relationships and situations that we know we should have left yesterday.  You are enough.  Tell yourself daily that “You Are Loving and Lovable”
  5. Eat at least one loving meal per day:  A loving meal is a meal prepared by you or someone who loves you and prepared with whole, healthy food.  If you want to look well, and feel well, then you have to eat well.  To eat well you need to eat whole, healthy, colorful and vibrant foods.   Value yourself enough to prepare a delicious meal that looks good, taste goods and is good for you.  It doesn’t have to be a gourmet meal.  The important thing is that you prepare it with love and with wholesome, healthy food.  When you eat it, set down with no distractions, yes, that means, no cell phones, and thoroughly chew and savor your food.

 We specialize in the “how” of staying married

We all know how to fall in love— that’s the easy part—but can we stay there?

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 We specialize in the “how” of staying married

 

We all know how to fall in love— that’s the easy part—but can we stay there? After the ease fades and reality appears, can we stay there? After the frustration mounts and the tension grows, can we stay there? It may not seem like it, but the answer is, yes, we most certainly can… if we know how.

That’s where Family Matters of KC comes in. We specialize in the “how” of staying married. We teach couples how to ease the tension, strengthen the love and live in peace.

What makes love hard?

In the beginning, love feels magical.

It’s as if it wipes away the bad and intensifies the good. It truly is a magical feeling, but sooner or later, the magic fades and we discover that the only thing we have left to protect and shelter our love is what we’ve been taught. Therein lies the problem.

Few of us have been taught how to properly navigate our relationships. We just assume that ours will be different, unlike everyone else’s, unlike our parents’, unlike the 50 percent of marriages that end in divorce. We think we innately have the skill to step up and out of dis-ease that traps so many.

Wrong.

Necessary skills for happy marriages

Relationship skills must be learned and practiced. In the same way that a child must learn to crawl, walk and run, couples must learn to listen and speak in a way that nourishes their marriages. When we don’t learn these vital skills, we get stuck in our problems—so stuck that we often feel our only solution is to break free and find someone else, someone better.

But even after we find someone better, again, the problems arise. Again, we feel stuck. The cycle continues until we learn how to behave differently.

Family Matters of KC teaches the skills of active listening and conscious communication using the following curriculums:

-How to Avoid Marry a Jerk

-Getting the Love You Want

-8 Habits of Successful Marriages

 

 

 

 

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5 Ways To Show Self Love

February, the month of love.   This is the month for the chocolate, the roses and the cards.  The month in which more roses are sold than any other month. The roses, the chocolate and the cards are nice. We all like to receive and give these gifts.  We like to know that we matter, that …

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