5 FABULOUS SELF-LOVE TIPS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY (AND EVERY DAY)
We think that learning to love yourself is THE most important lifelong lesson we all need to master. If we are unable to love all parts of ourselves we cannot declare to the world that we love another. Love changes with time, it eases us into letting go of everything we thought we knew and dissolves stress and tension. It is the only thing that is real.
Here are our top 5 tips to fall in love with you…
1. OBSERVE YOUR THOUGHTS
Think only of kind and loving thoughts towards yourself. This takes practice and commitment but it will change your life for sure.
Love is the ultimate building block of the Universe. It is the very essence of all of Creation. Humans are born into the arms of loving parents and die with their loved ones around them (ideally). We live and die by love alone and in the words of Gautama Buddha: “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you”
Your ability to love yourself and others is all that really matters and when we begin the journey of taking better care of ourselves, all life benefits.
What we think matters.
How we talk to ourselves is absolutely critical to a life lived well. These 5 Fabulous Self Love Tips will really help.
Positive affirmations are NOT about living on a cloud; they are in fact a conversation that we are having without subconscious minds and everything in our reality. Speak to yourself with kindness, care and love yourself even when you are going through the most difficult times. Taking care of yourself is essential for your mental health and overall well-being.
Having a bit of positive thinking can help you realise things that are never thought possible. Thinking big is possible and the life you have imagined is on its way to you if you do the work on yourself.
Take passionate action towards living your life by design. Talk is cheap. Action = deposits in the bank of a passionately authentic future. Without it, passion is void. Are these 5 Fabulous Self Love Tips helping you so far? Read more.
This is a perfect example where dreams are made of where you start by tinkering with your mind, then with your hands. And if the idea weakens, you can always go back to it later until you finish it.
Commit to yourself as well as those you love to create powerfully a life you can love. Instead of reacting, commit to creating from your heart and soul, out of love rather than fear. The American Dream will always be there, but a dream will still be a dream without motion. Be amazed as the transformation begins.
Recognise and embrace the thought that each moment is perfect regardless of its outcome. Every time you hit on something that may appear too extreme, why not give it a shot and see if it will work. You will be surprised to see if there are other ways to get the task done in time. If you are not pleased with the outcome, decide to use that moment to learn from and make the appropriate shift.
Dwell is completely in a place of gratitude. Learn to utilize what you have in your hands and make use of it in the most constructive way. Slipping into neediness will become less of a habit when you repeatedly shift towards gratitude, away from poverty consciousness.
Use a Passion Formula of Recognise/Reevaluate/Restore in place of the Shoulda/Woulda/Coulda whirlwind. The former is based on increased knowledge and abundance while the latter focuses on scarcity and lack. As you face people or tasks that may seem harder than scaling the summit of the Himalayas, allow yourself to realise that the task is just as important as giving out orders to your subordinates. You would rather be richly passionate!
2. FOOD GRATITUDE
Say I love you to the food you eat with every bite. We call it The Love Diet. If you’re loving what you eat you’re loving all of you. This includes everything you drink.
The food we eat has its own unique journey of finally arriving on our breakfast, lunch and dinner plates. We give thanks to the earth for the sustenance, bounty and abundance of optimum health and healing. We know that self-love and self-care very much include how we look after the earth and when we look after the earth, the earth takes care of us. Find ways to be grateful every day.
We are connected to everything and what we do does have an impact on life on our planet these 5 Fabulous Self Love Tips will help you to live your best life.
3. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF WITH ESSENTIAL OILS!
If you always wondered what aromatherapy means, all you need to do is look at the name again. It is the treatment of the body and the mind by the use of scents and essential oils derived from flowers and plants. And to be specific these plants are known as being aromatic, hence the first part of the name. The second part is self-explanatory.
Aromatherapy is very effective in making you feel good mentally and physically by the way it affects your senses. What you see, touch, and feel affects you in your daily life either in a positive, negative or even neutral way. Aromatherapy slots in as a positive influence as it treats your mind and body through your sense of smell restoring and promoting balance when you need it most. Your sense of feeling is the other part of the senses influenced by aromatherapy as essential oils are also absorbed through your skin during massage or while bathing in water containing essential oils.
So, for example, if you feel stressed, plants like lavender will help you to relax. If you breathe the lavender scent it will soothe you. So will the oils when absorbed through the skin either through massage or when you have a bath. If you feel low in energy essences like mint will give you that extra stimulus to make you spring back into action. Again these oils can be breathed in, used during the massage or while bathing. They act as stimuli on the brain provoking a reaction in your chemical makeup through your sense of smell and through the skin.
Aromatherapy has become the alternative medicine of choice for the busy society we live in. It is a benefit because the oils and scents are pure and natural. It is an alternative that has been around too long for it to have any kind of side effect that the general population would find harmful. But of course, you cannot legislate for substances you might be allergic to even ones that are considered benign.
And it is not only a kind of alternative medicine but is also used quite widely as an alternative for cosmetics and it is a very good replacement because the essences of aromatic plants are completely natural and as discussed not harmful to most people. In fact, the benefits of aromatherapy cover not only us humans but animals as well. Essential oils such as neroli, eucalyptus, and tea tree are being credited by dog owners as being effective in combating the common colds of our best friend.
Aromatherapy has been shown to be a very effective replacement for treatments of the body and mind and one of the 5 Fabulous Self Love Tips we have shared in this blog post. It has been practised from ancient times to cure various ailments and is still to this day very popular to treat these same ailments as well as cure newer ailments of our times like stress and anxiety.
It is also widely used as a natural beauty treatment alternative. Even cats and dogs like the effects of aromatherapy so it is sure to be here to stay and perhaps you will find it to have even more beneficial uses in the future.
4. GET MOVING!
Life can be difficult and full of worries, and when you’re not taking good care of yourself, things can become quite demanding. Without a proper diet and exercise, along with proper sleep, you could find yourself running down extremely fast. This caused unwanted stress and anxiety in our everyday lives. A major part of improving your personal life revolves around elements that can keep you from going off the deep end.
Get exercise with a proper diet Dance, move and get jiggling.
Getting the right exercise for your body does not consist of trying out for a marathon. Nevertheless, if you want to stay in shape and maybe lose a few pounds, here’s the perfect way to start.
Walk for 30 minutes twice a day with a backpack containing up to five books.
Instead of having an extra alcoholic beverage, eliminate it, replacing it with water.
Substitute daily one serving of starchy carbohydrates with two servings of green vegetables. Rather than skipping breakfast and lunch and overeating on snacks, try snacking consisting of five small meals daily. Make sure you incorporate that with fruits and vegetables.
The key is to watch what you eat and drink. You are guaranteed to feel better; giving yourself more energy that will allow you to tackle other tasks. Stress will be coped with much easier. Another way to stress is through massage therapy.
The Benefits of Massage Therapy
Massage therapy offers many benefits. It helps to start your day relaxed, which is essential for balance. A simple practice would be starting at your head and scalp. What people fail to realise is that until they have massages they do not know how much stress they are carrying. Once you have an awareness of where stress is lodged in your body, you’ll know exactly which pressure points to work. This is what massage therapy can do for you:
- Relief of muscle tension and stiffness
- Greater joint flexibility and range in motion
- Healthier and nourished skin
- Improved posture
- Faster healing from pulled muscles
- Getting enough sleep
It is a proven fact that when you do not get enough sleep, this can make you ill. There are even studies that say healing is done while we are sleeping, meaning deep sleep produces the body's highest form of hormones. A constant sleep pattern is necessary for the immune system to function at its peak. Have a regularly scheduled bedtime. Avoid exercising within three hours before bedtime. If you have problems winding down, do something relaxing like watching television, taking a bath, or listening to soft music.
It doesn’t take money to improve our lives or even watch our favourite talk shows. All it takes is a little discipline and action, and we’ll be well on our way to bettering our personal well-being as we age.
Proper rest, exercise and training your mind to think positive is a great ways to improve your life. The best thing you can do is get started now. Prolonging good health only sends you back to the same patterns. If you want to improve your personal life, you must take action and maintain that action for the course of your life.
Something to keep in mind is that exercise alone has proven to relieve people suffering from asthma, diabetes, heart disease, etc. In fact, studies have shown that people who exercise live longer, improved and happier life. In fact, exercise has proven to relieve and even heal symptoms emerging from arthritis. If you have back pain, you will benefit from exercise since it will relieve your pain as well. To learn more, check out books at your library or visit the Internet.
5. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH BEAUTIFUL BOUQUETS OF FLOWERS
The study of flower therapy has shown that not only the scents but also the colours, of our favourite blooms affect us positively. This science is known as flower therapy, and extends to categories such as aromatherapy, as many of the essential oils we know and love are made from flower-extracted oils. Keep in mind then, that whether you are trying to win over a beauty’s heart, or heal wounds of the heart, flowers are a great start exactly because of their aesthetics and scents, which are far more pervasive than we imagine.
Flower remedy had its beginnings in ancient civilizations, and is currently making a strong comeback. The idea behind it is the natural ability of flowers to help us feel better, ultimately helping to treat and prevent diseases. Maladies that have been shown to be improved via flower therapy include depression, stress, menstrual cramps, and fatigue.
Biologically, there is as yet no clear explanation of how positive effects take place, but it is thought that neurochemicals in our brains are released by the stimulation of flowers’ colours and scents, affecting negative emotions. When negative emotions like fear and anxiety are decreased, our immune systems strengthen. This theory is as difficult to prove as it is to disprove, yet a point strongly in favour of the theory is that it is a known fact that when we are emotionally feeling vulnerable and weak, our chances of falling physically ill increase. T
he sight and smell of flowers, especially when received as a gorgeous bouquet, help brighten moods, and the positive effect remains as long as the flowers are blooming. As common as flowers are after lovers’ fights or hospital stays, flowers never become common themselves. This is because they truly manage to inspire calmness and happiness which helps us to overcome the emotional distresses that keep us down.
The first thing we always notice about flowers is their appearance. Be it a joyously bright bouquet, or a quiet pastel one, the colours grasp our attention and our emotions. Colours are made of light-wave frequencies, and these frequencies travel down the optic nerve into the brain. There is evidence that different light waves can cause the production of hormones in our body, which, depending on the frequency, can calm, stimulate, or improve our moods. This being the case, choosing your flower colours carefully can directly influence the emotions of the receiver. Red, for instance, is known to spur adrenaline, which raises energy levels. Perhaps the notion of the red rose to lead to passion is more than just flower language – the sight of the red rose may very well lead to feelings of passion. Yellow, which we associate with day and sunlight, helps us feel optimistic. Yellow flowers, such as sunflowers, are wonderful gifts for hospital visits. Blue stirs melatonin production, which yields relaxation and a desire for sleep. If you need to calm an angry lover down, bluebells are a safe bet! Violet stimulates the pituitary gland, which decreases stress. Giving lilacs to your favourite actress before her grand debut may very well calm her nerves, but not her feelings her you. Colour is a constant factor in our lives – a house is not a home until the walls are painted the right colours; we feel extra confident when the colour of our outfit complements our beauty. In the same vein, a bouquet’s colours are powerful enough to change emotions.
The sense of smell may not catch sight of a bouquet as quickly as our eyes, but may very well have a stronger influence over our emotions. The part of our brain interpreting emotions is the same part that interprets the olfactory sense. Scents and mood are closely tied; a smell often brings back memories, which inevitably bring up feelings – good or bad, depending on the association. Thanks to the delightful smell of flowers, they more often than not overflow us with positive emotions and memories. The scents of flowers are widely used in aromatherapy and can have both physical and emotional effects. Jasmine is known to influence both body and mind; women impatient to go into labour smell jasmine, as it may be linked to causing contractions, and if a new mom gets the baby blues, the scent of jasmine is thought to help deal with depression. Lavender helps to relax and calm, and perhaps next door to the labouring woman smelling jasmine to speed up her contractions, there will be a woman smelling lavender to soothe her strong contractions. Geraniums, whose scent is hated by insects (thus great for those mosquito-infested summer nights), provide anxiety relief to humans (perhaps by getting rid of pests?). The delicate and beloved scent of roses helps ward off depression and restores energy.
As two are stronger than one, combining colour and scent in a bouquet for a therapeutic effect makes the gift of flowers very strong. Not only the thrill of receiving flowers is felt, but also the more subtle emotional effects caused by the colours and scents of the flowers. Of all the gifts we choose to give, it cannot be denied that flowers are the most emotional: we give them for momentous occasions in life, and it is not by chance. Flowers happily play with our emotions, changing them for the better. We are affected physically and emotionally by the sight and smell of flowers. When appropriate words just won’t fall from our lips, either in wonderful or terrible situations, flowers will more than do the job for us, and speak volumes through their appearance and perfume, perhaps making a stronger impression than any words could make.
May the 5 Fabulous Self Love Tips open your heart, calm your mind and find you centred, grounded and in your power. Send these beautiful blooms to the people needing love today.