7 Ways To Add More Self-Love Into Your Life

Apr 9, 2018 | Love & Connection

Self-love Morning Routine

“I know for sure: your journey begins with a choice to get up, step up & live fully” – Oprah Winfrey

A self love morning routine is a very simple yet powerful way to set the tone for the day.It literally takes minutes and it will make you feel incredible.

When you wake up:

– allow yourself to visualise your day and see and feel success for everything you have planned

– put a hand on your heart and another on your belly, take a deep breath and say to yourself ‘I love you, I really do’
– take a moment to taste that feeling of the love, warmth and protection you can give yourself in a matter of seconds
– take a deep breath and slowly open your eyes, ready for a magical day

Live in the Present

Our mind often races to a million places at light speed leaving us feeling overwhelmed and anxious. We tend to think about the past or the future and then feelings of regret, anxiety and fear kick in.

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” Oprah Winfrey

With this in mind, whenever you feel stressed or overwhelmed, please stop for a minute and try to come back to the present moment by taking a deep breath all the way down to your abdomen. While you breathe in, say in your mind “I am breathing in”, while you breathe out, say “I am breathing out”. In this way, your mind is forced to stop thinking and calm down.

Practice Gratitude

If the only prayer you ever said was thank you that would suffice. Eckhart Tolle.

When we complain, and focus on what we don’t have, we express a sense of lack. When we are thankful for what we have, we go forward with a sense of abundance, it is that sense of heartfelt gratitude that aligns with the Universe for us to create more of the goodness we have in our life. A grateful heart overflows with joy, happiness, and love and attracts more of it.

– Writing a gratitude journal where every day we add new things to it, is a wonderful way of creating something we can go back to during challenging times.

– Having a gratitude jar, where everybody in the household can write on a piece of paper what they are grateful for, and then choose a particular day to celebrate and read all the messages in the jar.

– Using bed time as a time of connection, where we tell other people (kids, partner, a friend) and ourselves what we appreciate about them/us.

Science is catching up at proving the benefits of what some people have practiced for centuries.

Meditation is proven to decrease stress, anxiety, pain and insomnia, but also to increase learning abilities, memory, as well as empathy and compassion, hence increasing quality of life in amazing ways.

There are numerous wonderful guided meditations on YouTube, my favourites ones are by Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Joe Dispenza, and Louise Hay.

But really, meditation can take only few minutes a day, it is a very important time of deep connection with ourselves, where we sit in silence and we go inward to find answers to our burning questions.

Our knowledgeable self, our body, and our spirit are always there for us, to guide us with love and wisdom if we only decide to listen.

Deciding to stop, and listen to ourselves is an act of profound love and respect.
All we are looking for, we already have within us. The truth is found in silence 

Grounding 

Have you ever felt amazing after a walk barefoot on the beach? Well there is a good reason for that.

The electrical energy present in our body is affected by all the modern technologies we have, computers, WiFi, mobiles and accumulate positive electrons (free radicals).

 

Earthing – walking, sitting, lying on soil, rock, sand, or water – helps the body to contrast the positive electrons by absorbing the negative electrons from the earth. 30 minutes a day of earthing is ideal to reduce pain, inflammation, improve sleep, increase energies, speed up healing, relieves muscle tension and can reduce jetlag effects.

 

Are you busy trying to be everything to everyone while realising time goes by so fast?