Just like being able to do a certain amount of sit-ups or any other skill, self-love can be practiced until it’s mastered. Your mind and body are what keeps you going everyday, why not return the favor with a little TLC. By adding any or all of these self-love exercises in your daily routine, you can live a happier and healthier life:
1. Treat yourself more often
Nothing shows self-love more than allowing yourself to enjoy something you love from time to time. This can be anything from reading a good book, going for a hike, or just taking a long, hot bubble bath. The person who knows you the best, is you. Make a list of everything that makes you happy and then set time aside to work one of these into your daily routines.
2. Be mindful of what you put into your body
Treating your body with love and respect will not only make you feel more energised. You hear people say that your body is a temple almost everyday, and I couldn’t agree more. Be careful about what you feed your body, and as a result, you will look and feel good. A nutritious diet is your best friend here, filling your body with everything it really needs.
3. Sign up for a yoga class
Yoga is known as a journey of self-discovery. Learn to love yourself through exercise, while cleaning your mind and relieving stress. The benefits of yoga are endless, even a quick 20-minute session can work wonders for your mind and body. Show yourself some love by slowing things down in a daily yoga class.
4. Enjoy every bite
Most of us are guilty of multitasking while we eat. You either watch TV or eat your lunch in front of the computer at work. When we do something else while we are eating, we tend to eat too fast. Next time, try to concentrate on just eating, and savour every bite. Look at your food, smell the flavours and most importantly, concentrate on how your body reacts to the food.
5. Learn how to say no
When was the last time you did something for yourself? It’s not selfish, it’s called self-love. It can be hard to make time for yourself if you constantly help other people. I know it feels good to be able to be able to make other people happy, but in the long run, you are doing more and more damage to your own mind and body. There’s nothing wrong with saying “no” from time-to-time, and it’s a habit you should include in your daily routine.