Show Yourself Some Love!

February 2, 2015

 

February, the month of love. What if you could love YOURSELF more this month?

It’s my birthday!

And as MY birthday gift to you, I thought I’d share some of my favorite self-love tips.

A few years ago I struggled with self-care and self-love. I worked a lot, did exercises I hated, ate junk food, and didn’t like to spend money on myself. However, I was always there for everyone else when they needed me…

Of course I soon realized I couldn’t continue to lead my life that way because I was constantly sick and tired. I was gaining weight consistently and hated to look in the mirror.

Self-care and self-love was way overdue.

When you use excuses of time, money, family and friends as an excuse for taking better care of yourself, you de-value your potential.

I have personally learned that I can’t be a good wife, daughter, sister, friend and coach if I am not taking good care of myself.

 

Here are some simple tips to create self-love in your life each day:

  • Write yourself a love note. (Post-it in your car)

  • Book a massage or pedicure.

  • Do a facial at home.

  • Take a hot lavender bubble bath.

  • Buy yourself fresh flowers.

  • Eat nourishing and satisfying meals. (This time of year I love roasted vegetables, homemade gluten-free baked goods, cinnamon and apple oatmeal, peanut butter with honey, chai tea latte with almond milk and trail mix)

  • Look in the mirror and say an affirmation out loud. For example, “I love you, (NAME). You are beautiful inside and out. You radiate love, passion, energy and confidence.”

  • Avoid social media for a whole day. (You can do it!)

  • Do something creative that you enjoy. Try to sing, dance, play an instrument, draw, paint, or take photos of nature.

  • Take a nap.

  • Cuddle up by the fire with a book. (One of my favorites)

 

What is one of your fave ways to show yourself some love?? Share below!

 

XOXO Shayna

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