We’ve all heard about the importance of self-care. But how do you actually practice it in daily life – especially when things get hectic and life gets a little cray cray?!
If you’re struggling to come up with creative ways to pamper yourself, here are 5 new ways to practice self-care — even when your life is full — so that you can fall head over heels with the most important person in your world... Yep – that’d be you!
1. Get In Touch With Your Physical Self
Give yourself a full body massage. Put a few scoops of organic coconut oil (or whatever oil is your favourite) in a bowl. Stir in a couple of drops of high quality essential oil (I love to use lavender, sandalwood or rose). Mix it all together and voila – your very own healing massage oil! Using your hands, rub this mixture all over your body, starting at your feet and working your way up towards your torso, arms and chest (avoiding any delicate areas). Use gentle circular motions to massage your skin. As you move over each body part, say a silent ‘thank you’ or ‘I love you body’ for serving you so faithfully and beautifully.
2. Explore All Five Senses
Self-love can be as simple as hitting all five senses with a burst of joy at once. Next time you get home from a rough day at the office, ask yourself how you can honour each of these different parts of yourself. Perhaps you could: (1) Wear a silky nightgown that feels beautiful against your skin, (2) Light your favourite scented candle, (3) Play an album that INSTANTLY relaxes you and puts a smile on your face, (4) Slowly savour a cup of your favourite organic herbal tea, and (5) Do all of this while looking out at the beauty of your garden... Boom – instant self-love.
3. Check Out Lady Lunar
As women, we have our own sacred cycle that we live by each month. So it can be very gratifying and fulfilling to tune in to the greater cycles all around us. Make an effort each night to observe where the moon is in it’s cycle and reflect on where you are in your own. Are you full of energy and wanting to go-go-go? Or is it a time for you to rest and retreat? Follow your heart and honour that instinct.
4. Nourish Yourself With The Best Possible Food You Can Find
One of my favourite forms of self-love is to shower my innards with as much nutritional goodness as I can find! To turn your nightly dinner prep into a self-love ritual, choose to let go of the hustle and bustle and let your mind enter a state of flow while you’re cooking. Oh, and always make sure you’re adding plenty of Vitamin L to your meals. Yep, that’s Vitamin Love — the most important ingredient of all!
5. Look In The Mirror
Most of us look in the mirror every single day – to check our hair, or scrutinise our skin, or to apply our makeup – but how often do you really see yourself? Next time you look in the mirror, take a moment to gaze deep into your own eyes. Acknowledge the wonder of who you are – a living, breathing human capable of infinite love and gratitude! Smile at yourself – and mean it! Soak up that warmth.
You’ll be amazed at how this simple 30-second exercise can completely revolutionise the way you feel about yourself!
Do you have any favourite self-care rituals? I would LOVE to hear them. Please share them with our tribe in the comments below. And remember your comment could radically inspire the pants off one of our sistas, so open your heart and share away.
As always thank you so much for being here. I honour you!