Everyone wants to love and be loved, especially this Valentine's where love is the number one buzz word.
But sometimes, we forget that we must learn to love ourselves first to feel, appreciate, and know the difference between the other brands of “love” that may come our way.
Love yourself. Although it may sound simple, in reality, it’s easier said than done, especially for us women.
With all the pressure and stress from work, the roller coaster of emotions you get from maintaining good relationships – whether with your partner, your family, or your kids – and the seemingly endless errands and chores you have to tick off your list, doing these love yourself strategies is the least you can do to keep your mind, body, and soul in tip-top shape at all times.
Start with these sweet but simple "love yourself" tips you'll surely love:
Have a regular “me time”, make sure you get it and don’t feel guilty about it.
Whether it’s soaking in a soothing and luxurious bath after work every night or once a week; going out with your favorite girlfriends for a drink, locking yourself inside your room with a good book and a nice cup (or bottle) of wine all to yourself – whatever it is that you consider “me time” – do it. You deserve it.
Try this Rose Petal Bath recipe:
All you need to do is combine Epsom salt, baking soda, rose petals, and rose essential oil or rose water, which you can make on your own.
Feeling generous? Why don’t you get yourself this all-in-one Relax gift set complete with bath essentials, scented candles, and a bunch of orchids to tuck behind your ear.
Follow a healthy lifestyle.
Loving yourself also means taking care of your health and body. Luckily, this is like hitting two birds – no, wait, actually a lot – with one stone since staying healthy has loads of perks, including looking good (greater figure, better skin quality) and feeling good (fewer feelings of grumpiness and more happiness).
Take baby steps. Start with these three:
- Feed yourself with nourishing types of foods. More vegetables and less junk, fast, and processed foods.
- Get enough sleep. How much is enough? Ideally, it’s seven to eight hours, although it varies for different people.
- Move your body. Hate the gym? Take up a sport. Start running. Do yoga.
Send yourself some love with fresh flowers.
No significant other? So what? Who says you need a lover to receive a bunch of great-smelling flower arrangements? We’re living in the 21st century now, woman. Go ahead, get yourself your favorite flowers, and feel your happy hormones rise.
A study from Rutgers University has found that fresh flowers bring you instant happiness, improve your mood, and decrease your anxiety and risk for depression.
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