How Do We Grow In Love Through Self-Care

practising self love through self care

Often when we think of self-love, we think of treating ourselves to a treat, and while this can be a form of self-love, I actually believe that making sure we take good care of ourselves is key in self-love

breathe

Start the day with your breath, our breath is so vital, and yet something we often take for granted. When you wake up, take a moment (preferably 6 minutes) to breath in slowly and out even slower, this helps to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, which reduces stress (it turns off the fight, flight, freeze response).

Eat nutritious food

Eat healthy food, buy healthy food, let yourself know that you are doing this because you love yourself and want yourself to have a strong healthy body.

Move your body

Moving your body doesn’t have to be some hardcore work out, it can be going for a walk, riding your bike, doing some gentle yoga, stretching and moving, it can even be dancing to your favourite tunes. Whatever you do, do something you love.

Meditate - give the brain a break

Meditate. Switching off your brain is one of the biggest acts of self-love. Find some quiet time, focus inwards and relax. I personally love guided meditation; I find it much easier to switch off my brain if it is distracted. Joining a community meditation group is also a great way to connect with other people in your community.

Book health care appointments

Visit the dentist, doctor, optician when necessary. Just as we would want our loved ones to get regular check-ups, it’s important we do this too.

Attend holistic appointments

And in the same way, book coaching, a healing, therapy, to help support you in your life.

Self touch

Massage, haircuts and other beauty appointments are also key to our well-being. However these maybe inaccessible at the moment, so can we find time to give ourselves a foot rub? A long deep hug? A face mask? What will make us feel loved and cared for today? 

Negative information

Often, we think of consumption as food and drink, but what about the consumption of information? What are you watching? Reading? Listening to? Does this nourish you? Or make you feel anxious?

We all need between 7-9 hours sleep a night. It really helps our well-being, so think about how you can gift this to yourself

Get enough sleep for you. Sleep is so important, it helps the brain, improves health, and allows us to process emotions. If you would like to know more, you could read “Why we Sleep” by Mathew Walker.

Published by Laura Hamblyn Holistic Therapist

I live in the UK, in a large town north of London, I am devoted to my spiritual path, and I’ve discovered that real joy comes from service, I am a qualified healer and therapist, meditation teacher, a vegan chef, and a solo mother to a wonderful child.

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