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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 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.

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