We love our partners, our children, certain foods and animals. But do we love ourselves? These days we are so wrapped up in taking care of everyone and everything else, we often forget that we need care, too.
Take a long bath, get a manicure or buy that book you have been itching to read. Self care is important. If we do not care for ourselves, our health suffers and then we cannot care for those we love.
If you are down on yourself a lot, sit in a quiet room (maybe even light your favorite scented candle) and think positive affirmations. Thoughts like, ‘I deserve happiness’ and ‘I am awesome’ are simple chants but they help when we need that little jolt of self-love.
Having no love for yourself makes it difficult for us to have true love for others. There are days when I put a lot of things before me, neglecting my need for self-love, and those are the days that I do poorly on projects in work.
Going for a walk in the afternoon (or whenever you can manage it) is a way to give love to yourself. Alone with your thoughts and ideas you can come back to whatever you were doing prior with a fresh outlook.
So today make it a point to love yourself!
Affirmation for the day: I am worthy of love and love myself completely.