empowering your Self-Love
Self-love is one of the most beautiful things about life. It is a practice that allows you to dip into a bottomless well of warm nurturing love to guide you on your journey. Self-love begins with recognizing that you are responsible for your own well being, and that your self worth has been within YOU all along. Begin to take the steps to fall in love with yourself, to create relationships with your aches and pains, and to see the best in yourself the same way you would with a loved one.
Begin with mindfulness of your self-talk and self-criticism, try exercising support and encouragement towards yourself! Allow yourself to love your past, present and future, giving the child in you some care and pursue making peace with anything standing in your way of self-love. Self-love is about putting your wellness and happiness first instead of sacrificing them for outside validation or false priorities.
Make room for healthy habits, practice self-care and set healthy boundaries for yourself. Pursue the things your mind, body and soul need, rather than need! The chances that you exist and are YOU are literally impossible. You, my dear, are a miracle and temple that is worthy of self-love! Fall in love with yourself and all that you have been through, fall in love with yourself and let love guide your path of joy and happiness.
How to practice self-love
How can we explore self-love? Not only has positive psychology laid out a number of ways for us to practice self-love, but cultures all over the world have emphasized an active engagement with self-love!
Mantra & Pranayama
Repeat aloud, feeling the vibration of your voice empower the mantra through your mind and body:
"I love and accept myself deeply, all things are possible and I am filled to the brim with golden worth"
Deep breaths with audible sighs, letting go and adjusting your frequency
Sit upon the Earth (floor) and practice deep breathing with a 3-4 second inhale and a 6-8 second exhale to induce calm. Allow the mind to clear. Begin to reflect on the qualities and strengths that you love about yourself. Bring a moment to mind that you are proud of, and identify what it is about you that allowed that moment to happen. Begin to allow social norms and the desire to compare melt off and your inner tone towards yourself to shift.