People talk about self-care and self-love a lot but some still struggle with how to care for ourselves in the real sense of the word. For one, it doesn’t have to be elaborate or expensive. Here are a few fun actions you can explore to see what sticks.
1. Create a self-care routine
Come up with a personalized routine that taps into your senses and lifts your spirits on days when you’re feeling down. It could be as simple as brewing your favourite cup of coffee and savouring every sip or spending extra time in the shower with products that make you feel good.
2. Repeat self-love affirmations
Affirmations are a form of positive reinforcement spoken with confidence, and if you say them enough, your brain—and then you—will start believing them. It’s okay to say, ‘You know what? I love you, Titi. I love you, Beautiful. I love you, Gorgeous. I love you, Smart Dude. I love you, Talented Man.”
3. Write a self-love journal
Journal therapy is all about using personal material as a way of documenting an experience and learning more about yourself in the process. Use it as a channel to self-love by writing about exactly what you want to manifest in your life. Use prompts if you struggle to write on your own.
4. Consider a self-love tattoo
Getting inked can be a healing experience. Tattoos often bear an emotional or philosophical significance, so getting one centred on self-love can put you on a path toward self-love and healing.
5. Print out or purchase self-love art
If you’re not ready to commit to a tattoo, consider bringing artwork into your home or workspace. Art that speaks to you will inspire you and each time you see it, you will be reminded to love yourself a little bit more, even when it’s not always easy.
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