Bless you Dear Friends and welcome to today’s post where I offer you 3 Simple Self-Love Practices You Can Use Today To Love Yourself More:
These three self-love practices are:
reading spiritual quotes and affirmations,
Shifting The Balance
From ‘do more and squeeze more into your day’ to ‘do less and be more self-loving’
If you are a regular reader of my posts, you’ll know my theme, Surrender to Love, looks at easy ways to explore and practice becoming more self-loving as you put your needs for stress-relief, inner peace and calm higher on your agenda.
As super-busy working women, you recognise and appreciate the value of more-me-time and self-love yet putting that into practice is daunting, especially if you have spent years, like most super-busy women, putting your family’s wants, needs and desires and work commitments in front of your own wishes.
And there is nothing wrong with that.
In fact, your desire to provide a safe, loving and secure home for your family is part of your reason to strive to “do more and squeeze more into your day.”
All I’m saying is, there comes a time, when you have to put the brakes on, look in the mirror and say “what about me, what do I want?” and turn the light of love onto yourself and pay more attention to your own health and wellness needs.
The more you practice self-care and take Me-Time just as seriously as the amount of energy you invest in your job or business, the easier it becomes to see life through the eyes of self-love and, the easier it becomes to tend to your wellness needs without feeling guilty and “selfish” for putting yourself first.
3 Self-Love Practices You Can Use Today
Self-Love Daily Practice #1 – Read Self-Love Quotes, Affirmations, and Inspirations
“I am a spark of the divine flame, a shimmer of light on the rainbow of love” – Ntathu
All spiritual teachings and philosophies emphasise the importance of self-love and acceptance.
One of the happy souls I follow on Twitter is Dr Melanie Greenburgh (@drmelanieg).
I appreciate her blend of self-love and stress-relief from a psychology and biology perspective (If you are interested in finding out more about Dr Greenburgh’s work, here is one of her posts about the theme of self-love and acceptance)
And, over here, on my blog, I have a post where I share 70 Daily Affirmations you can use to raise your feelings of peace and prosperity
Self-Love Take-Away TIP #1
Read 3 Self-Love Affirmations When You Wake-Up
Create your own affirmations or choose 3 of the self-love quotes from Dr Greenburgh’s post or from my selection of peace and prosperity affirmations, write them out and every morning, when you wake up and before you get out of bed, quietly whisper them to yourself or say them out loud.
As an extra treat to yourself, you can slip your affirmations into your handbag or type them out on your phone and during the day, especially when you are feeling stressed, read them to yourself.
You’ll instantly tune into that more loving side of your being.
Self-Love Daily Practice #2 Pray And Express Gratitude For Your Health and Wellbeing
If you are not religious, prayer may disturb you.
I recognise that.
I went through a phase of questioning “God and all that religious stuff” when my brother and cousin passed away, which I share in my book: Healing After Loss: 28 Devotional Poems For Healing and Peace
A few minutes spent in quiet contemplation and prayer and the process of prayer can be used as a way to give thanks and appreciate all you have.
Self-Love Take-Away TIP #2
Say A Gratitude Prayer
If you are comfortable with praying, here is a Gratitude Prayer I wrote which I’m happy to share with you.
Again, if you journal, write out the prayer, or choose one of the other Yoga Prayers I have written and whilst waiting for the kettle to boil to make your morning cup of tea, take a moment and say the prayer below.
Dear Divine Mother
Thank you for the love which flows freely through my heart,
for the love and devotion, I now give to myself;
for the unfolding of boundless energy and reservoirs of peace.
Thank you, Mother Earth for the endless streams of life
which now effortless flow through my soul -enriching my life and filling me up till I overflow;
for the sense of peace and calmness of spirit.
I am strictly in awe and pray for life to flow forevermore.
Thank you Divine Spirit for giving me another chance to be more and love myself more.
Self-Love Daily Practice #3 Meditate
If you meditate or thinking about starting meditation, you’ll know it is one of the best gifts you give to yourself.
Here’s a simple meditation you can practice when you get up.
Self-Love Take-Away Tip #3
Love Yourself More Meditation
After you have said your 3 daily affirmations, made your cup of morning tea and said your daily Gratitude Prayer, find a quiet space.
- Put your phone on a timer for 3 minutes make yourself comfortable,
- take a few steady breaths in and out through your nose,
- lower your shoulders and
- read the following passage below out loud to yourself.
- After you have read it, sit in silence and when your timer goes off, spend a few more moments sitting still before re-engaging with your day.
Love Yourself More – Guided Meditation
I breathe in peace; I breathe out love
I breathe in light, I breathe out joy
I breathe in forgiveness, I let go pain and sorrow
I breathe in love and happiness, I let go of sadness
I breathe in life and dance in tune to the rhythms of my heart
Closing Thoughts And Notes
Although simple, when you practice these gentle self-love practices:
- prayer, and
as steps in your journey of inner peace and self-love, you nurture and soothe your soul which makes it easier for you to be calm, inspired and present at home and at work.
If you are new to this way of caring for yourself, you may feel strange doing these practices and even experience uncomfortable feelings inside, that’s all good and all part of your unfolding spiritual wellness journey.
Remember, I’m here for you, just drop me an email and together we’ll explore ways to make peace and self-love core in your day.
May your heart be light as you heal, release and let-go
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