While we often have no problem loving others – listening with compassion, showing appreciation, providing support through challenges – we sometimes have difficulty treating ourselves with the same level of kindness and grace. It’s not always second nature to practice self-care, and actively attend to our emotional and spiritual needs.
However, there are endless benefits to prioritizing self-love. When your mind and body are in a good place it’s easier for you to live healthily, rebound from setbacks, and accomplish your goals. Additionally, when your tank is full you’re in a better position to help those around you.
This Six-Day Self-Love Reset was developed to help you prioritize personal growth and live with intention.
Relaxation rooms. Tranquil treatments. Soothing scents. Spas are inherently peaceful places to unwind and rejuvenate. Treat yourself to a day of indulgence at a nearby spa. Or pamper yourself at home. Light lavender and rosemary candles (both scents reduce cortisol levels), apply your favorite face mask, slather on some hydrating lotion, then close your eyes and tell Alexa to play peaceful spa music.
Nature and self-love go hand-in-hand. Spending time in the great outdoors reduces stress, offers overall health benefits, and helps you sleep better. There are many ways to incorporate Mother Nature into your routine – go for a brisk walk, do yoga in your backyard, or sit on your porch and let the sun shine on your face for even just a minute of your day.
The importance of getting a good night’s sleep can’t be overstated. There are so many benefits to this particular aspect of self-care, including enhanced productivity and concentration, better athletic performance, and a stronger immune system. These tips can help you get quality zzzzzz’s:
- Draw a warm bath with CBD salts
- Light a candle
- Enjoy a cup of chamomile tea
- Turn off your phone thirty minutes before bed
- Read a book or meditate before falling asleep
When you nourish your body with foods that make you feel good your mind and spirit benefit, too. Eat a well-balanced diet, cut back on foods with little or no nutritional value, and drink plenty of water. Self-awareness of what you put in your body and how it makes you feel is a key component of the Six-Day Self-Love Reset.
Start each day by practicing positive affirmations. When you begin your morning on an optimistic note, you set yourself up for a great day. And if things don’t go as planned you’re better prepared to deal with them. Affirmations can be practiced for manifesting specific goals or as a tool to help fill your life with positivity and gratitude.
Where do you spend most of your time? Whether it’s your home, office, or somewhere else it’s vital to make it a sanctuary where you feel comfortable, calm, and happy. Eliminate clutter, get a few plants, and fill your space with items and images that make you feel great and help you be your best self.
Practicing self-love is as easy as trying one of the Six-Day Self-Love Reset’s self-care strategies every day. Soon, they’ll become second nature and you’ll find yourself living your life with purpose and positivity.