With February being the month of love, I thought I would talk about the ways I’m practicing self-love in 2018. 2017 was a busy year for me, so I neglected myself a bit. This year I’m focused on taking more time for myself, being gentle with me and getting closer to my goals. How I practice self-love is in direct response to how I want to feel at the end of the year. Loved. Healthy. Accomplished.
So, here are the ways I’m practicing self-love this year. It is not enough for me to say I love myself. I need to also show myself that I am important and loved.
Fitness and Health| Last year I didn’t take the best care of myself. So, this year I’m really focused on getting healthy. I schedule my workouts to make sure they get done. I’ve made doctor’s appointments to make sure that I am a-ok. I want to live a healthy life, so things have to change. It’s hard and I’m still working on it, but I’m optimistic.
Extending Grace| I’m extending myself grace. I’m actively doing work, but if some days I need a break or things don’t go as plan, I’m not beating myself up. I’m doing my best and trusting God for the rest. I know that me taking a much-needed break or things not going as plan, doesn’t mean I can’t or won’t accomplish my goals. I’m being kind to myself.
Pampering| I love all things nails, but lately, I’ve been letting them go. Mostly because I felt guilty for wanting to spend money on myself. But this year I’m making sure I do things for myself a bit more. I already have an appointment to get my nails done next week, and I am going to go see someone to get these brows tamed.
Being Intentional|Nothing says I love myself more than working on your goals, right? Me setting goals and planning my month, weeks and days in response to those goals is an act of self-love to me. I want to be proud of myself. Being intentional helps make sure that I am making progress. I want to love myself enough to keep my word to myself.
I hope this list encourages you to think about how you can love up on yourself a bit. How are you loving on yourself this year? Are you penciling yourself in? Whatever you do, make sure you are making the time.
Remember! You got this, and God’s got you!