My #1 Everyday Self-Love Tip
(even when you are super busy)
(even when you are super busy)
For those of you who are ready to take a step towards deepening the most important relationship you have – the one with yourself – but are too busy to implement another practice or read through another self-help book, then here is a juicy Everyday Self-Love Tip for you that requires NO EXTRA TIME at all.
Yes, you heard me correctly – NO EXTRA TIME REQUIRED FOR THIS PRACTICE!
I know at this point you might be thinking that I’m BS-ing you and you’re considering exiting the browser and getting back to your busy day, but I promise you won’t regret it. And in the interest of not wasting your time, I’ll get straight to the tip…
One of the easiest and simplest ways to bring more everyday self-love into your life, without taking up any more of your precious time, is to turn some of your existing, everyday activities into acts of self-love through intention and mindfulness.
I know what you’re thinking, you’re a little disappointed, right? Maybe you’re thinking this is dumb, or too simple, or wondering when I’ll get to the affirmations. Sorry to disappoint, but there are NO SELF-LOVE WORDS OF AFFIRMATION IN THIS ARTICLE!
Self-love isn’t just declaring “I AM ENOUGH” into the mirror and one day you will move from feeling awkward to thinking you’re the tits, self-love takes time and effort.
It’s a continual journey and requires that you regularly get into the mindset of intentionally, mindfully, and consciously, moving in that direction.
Self-Love psychology requires us to do things daily in order to change your mindset and build your self-love habits. The power of self-love is in the increments – regularly making yourself a priority.
Some of these will be personal to you, but there are a few generic ones that (hopefully!) we all do.
Most of us, at some point throughout the day, will eat, sleep, wash, rest, brush our teeth, and put on clothes. These are all examples of self-reliance, but can be turned into acts of everyday self-love just by consciously declaring that they are, and by doing them with a bit more awareness, tenderness, and self-compassion.
For example, you could spend your morning routine eating your breakfast, brushing your teeth, showering, and getting dressed, all while in a half-sleep fog, unconsciously drifting through these ‘chores’. Or, you could see them as an opportunity to show yourself a little extra tender loving care.
Likewise, you could brush your teeth with the awareness that you value healthy teeth and take pride in your oral hygiene.
Finally, as you are getting dressed, you could consider choosing more comfortable or empowering clothing. Mindfully choose the energy you want to bring into your day and declare it an act of self-love because you deserve to look and feel good.
I hope by now you’re deepening your understanding of why and how this shift in intention and mindfulness can be such a powerful tool in moving your focus away from busy, busy, and self-degradation, and more towards self-compassion and self-worth.
EXTRA TIP: This is also a great tip for how to practice self-love in a relationship. When in a relationship, self-love can often get put on the back burner in favour of taking care of your partners needs, or you simply having less time for yourself. This is a great tip for retaining your everyday self-love practices, even when in a relationship.
I now invite you to consider all the regular activities you do on a daily or weekly basis and make a list. Once your list is complete, take a minute to go through the items listed and reflect on how you can use your intention and awareness to transform these activities from a chore and into an everyday self-love treat.