As Valentine’s Day approaches and you’re thinking about gifts and cards for your loved one’s, I want to make sure you’re not neglecting the most special person in your life.
That person is YOU!
The fact is you are amazing! You are special an deserving! You were born with gifts and talents and yes, beautiful imperfections that make you uniquely you.
Have you been holding onto the belief that loving and caring for yourself is somehow selfish?
Before my cancer diagnosis, this was definitely my belief. I pushed myself way too hard so that I could be the best mother, wife and career woman. In all actuality, I was looking for love and acceptance from something outside of me.
In the process, I lost all sense of myself and wasn’t completely present to anything or anyone in my life.
One of the many lessons learned during my cancer journey was to think differently about loving and caring for myself, and I cannot encourage you enough to do the same.
Loving yourself is to accept yourself for who you are in this moment. It doesn’t mean that you don’t strive to do better and be better, but that you appreciate where you are right now. It doesn’t mean that you become self-absorbed and uncaring, but that you fill your tank up before you can fully give to others.
It’s about honoring your core values and boundaries as well as nurturing your mind, body and spirit. It’s about willing to receive as much as you’re willing to give.
What are some ways to practice self-love?
- Take a 15-minute break each day to do something just for you-try a guided meditation, go outside and breathe the fresh air, take a candle-lit bath
- Before you go to sleep write 3 things you love about yourself or 3 things you did well today
- Limit the time you spend with people that drain your energy
- Fuel your body with nourishing foods and drinks
- Step outside of your comfort zone and try something new
Make self-love a practice and you will soon see your life and health transform for the better!
To loving yourself,
P.S. If you would like more tips and strategies to support your body in remaining cancer-free, schedule your Confidently Cancer-Free Breakthrough Session today.