If you see something beautiful in someone, speak it.
If you see something beautiful in someone, speak it.
It’s so important to make sure we spend time with ourselves. We need to love ourselves before we are able to love anyone else.
Here are a few date ideas to take yourself on:
1. Go see a movie
2. Go for a walk
3. Go shopping at the local mall
4. Visit your library
5. Get a massage for 1
6. Take a class and learn a new hobby
7. Cook yourself dinner
8. Visit a park
9. Go on a long drive
10. Head to a cafe for coffee
11. Watch the sun rise and set
12. Book a hotel room
13. Read a new book
14. Get a facial
15. Go sight seeing
16. Get a mani and pedi
17. Take a bubble bath
18. Head to your local farmers market
19. Check out a museum
20. Get a drink at the bar
21. Take a yoga class
22. Go to a concert
23. Go for a hike
25. Take a nap
26. Buy a new outfit
28. Go rollerblading
29. Go ice skating
30. Head to your local zoo
31. Take a self defense class
32. Go to a Buffett
33. Go Stargaze
34. Go cloud watch
35. Visit a pet store
36. Go for a jog
37. Visit a store you’ve never been to
38. Go on a guided tour
39. Go to a theme park
40. Visit the gym
41.Netflix and chill by yourself
42. Use a telescope to look at a full moon
43. Dress up and have a photo shoot
44. Bake some cookies
45. Go people watching
46. Attend a workshop
47. Go to a conference
48. Go wine tasting
49. Get your hair done
50. Go get a new tattoo
You can do all of these by yourself and learn to love yourself again. Choose one to do once a week or even once a month. Make that time for yourself. Remember to put yourself first sometimes.
It’s ok to get lost every once in a while, sometimes getting lost is how we find ourselves.
Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.
I have always wondered what the secrets were to learning to love yourself. What I found out was that there is NO SECRET. It is something that is learned and practiced. I know, I thought there was going to be some magic word that I could say and BOOM I’d love myself. Obviously, that’s not going to happen though.
When it comes to self love, you need to learn that it’s OK to worry about yourself and no one else. If someone asks you for a favor that you really don’t want to do, say no! You don’t have to take on more than you can handle and you certainly don’t have to do anything you don’t want to do.
When you wake up in the morning, sit down and remember what you’re grateful for. Is it your family, your dog or even your job? Remember that throughout the day. Remembering what your grateful for can make your day just a little easier.
If you are feeling too stressed, TAKE A MINUTE TO BREATHE! Always remember to take time for yourself. Stress can really effect your health. If things aren’t going your way. TAKE A DEEP BREATH!
Have you tried meditating? I’m telling you, meditation has done wonders for me. I have used apps like Calm and Headspace. Meditating has really helped me when I’m angry and stressed out. Taking time and focusing on my breathing has just helped me relax. Also check out my blog post: Why is meditation good for you? I explain all the different reasons why meditation can help you.
Another idea that you can do is exercise!! I know it sounds horrible. I HATE exercising as much as you do, but it really is a great way to fuel your energy. Plus, you’ll loose weight and tone up. Who doesn’t want to loose weight, especially since it’s the holiday season. It’ll be that much easier to love yourself when you like how you look.
So, what is the recipe for loving yourself? Remember what you’re grateful for, breathe, Meditate, exercise, and PRACTICE! Those obviously aren’t the only ways to learn to love yourself, there are tons of ways to do that.
Remember to love yourself because you are loved!
I will not be another flower, picked for my beauty and left to die. I will be wild, difficult to find, and impossible to forget.
-Erin Van Vuren
We all know how that time of the month can be. It’s painful, annoying and stressful. Here are some tips to make it a little easier to get through.
1. Take it easy
Know that it is ok to take it slow that first or second day. Your body is going through a lot and it’s ok to just take a minute.
2. Take a pain reliever
You might not want to get up to get it or you just feel you don’t need it, but when you do you’ll regret not taking them. Save yourself and take some before you regret it.
3. Make sure you eat foods with plenty of proteins and iron.
Obviously you’re loosing blood, so therefore, you’re loosing iron. Make sure you are replenishing yourself.
4. Take a warm bubble bath
Yes, I said it. Take a bath! It can help you relax and boost your mood. I promise it won’t look like a crime scene if you take one.
5. Eat that chocolate bar
It won’t hurt you and it’s ok to indulge yourself sometimes.
6. Use a heating pad for cramps
Heating pads give almost instant relief when it comes to period cramps. So sit back and throw that heating pad on.
Yes this is still important. Water is great in more ways than one.
8. Use feminine wipes
They are great to use to freshen up throughout the day. Keep them in your purse or backpack to keep them handy.
9. Do a light workout
I know working out doesn’t seem like a first choice, but it does put you in a better mood and it increases your blood flow, which can help cramps.
10. Change your sanitary products
This is so important! Don’t wear them for too long and make sure you change them to avoid overflow.
If you wouldn’t say it to a friend, don’t say it to yourself.
Winter can be one of the harshest seasons. Here are some tips to help you get through this winter.
Moisturize! Moisturize! Moisturize! The cold air is so drying for the skin so remember to moisturize.
2. Grab some holiday scented candles
Nothing says winter like a lovely scented candle in your house. Breath it in deeply and relax.
3. Sit back and drink some hot chocolate
Nothing will warm you up like a good cup of hot chocolate.
4. Sit in front of the fireplace
Grab a blanket a turn on a movie. This is a wonderful way to warm up the soul.
5. Wear your favorite fuzzy socks
Not only are they incredibly cute, they will keep your feet super toasty.
Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.