Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Self Love: 5 Ways to Show Yourself Some Love

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Hey Butterflies. Self-Love is a mixture of physically and mentally caring for yourself. As humans we tend to seek love and tenderness from outside sources, before taking time for self-discovery. February 13th is National Self-Love Day and this year I decided to share a few ways to  show yourself some love:

1.) Feed Your Mind Positivity. Don’t allow any space in your head to be taken up by negative thoughts. Instead, surround your inner and outer self with positivity; positive quotes, affirmations, self help books, and good vibe music is usually how I block out negativity. Also, remove or at least distance yourself from any toxic situations that could potentially bring negativity into your life because trust me, you don’t need it.

2.) Practice Self Care. Self care is vital to our well-being  and it’s importance is usually disregard. I struggle with making self-care a priority but I’m on a mission to change that. Practicing good physical and mental self-care means pampering yourself regularly, getting plenty of rest, getting plenty of physical activity, eating a balanced diet, going to your primary care physician and dentist regularly, and seeing a therapist or at least taking a mental health day when you’re feeling overwhelmed.

3.) Be Yourself. One of the worst things you can do to yourself is not be yourself. Not allowing yourself to love who you truly are can lead to depression and self-hate, so as long as you’re not harming anyone...embrace your uniqueness, weird tendencies or quirky personality. Not everyone will like it but the people that are meant to be in your life will love it. Every time I think about this topic Frida Kahlo comes to mind.

4.) Treat Yourself. ...especially if you’ve been working hard and you know you deserve it. It doesn’t have to be something extravagant or crazy expensive either, just a little something from you to you.   I created a secret Pinterest board dedicated to me treating myself, so when I come across something that I like, I pin it for later and treat myself as needed. 

5.) Embrace Your Sexuality. The topic of sex or anything relating to it is still very taboo to many but as said by Alexandra Kollontai, one of the first female Russian Ambassadors, “sexuality is a human instinct, as natural as hunger or thirst.” There are a number of positive mental and physical benefits of sex. With that being said, it’s ok to embrace your sexuality and that usually starts with getting to know your body a little better...learn yourself, likes and dislikes. Besides no sex and/or self-sex (masturbation) is the safest kind of sex you could have. I recently received some personal intimacy products from Sweet Vibrations that are designed for women and I’m impressed by them. I use them when I need to relax; they’re compact, quiet, rechargeable and does exactly what it’s designed to do.

Ps. How do you show yourself some love?

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