With the turn of a new year, and as many people think about what they can be doing differently or perhaps even maintaining. I would like to encourage you to think about what you are doing to love and care for yourself.
Around the holidays I talked about the 5 Love Languages and gave suggestions on how to give gifts based on your partner’s love language. Because January is Mental Wellness month, I wanted to focus on ways you can focus on your mental health, while doing small and easy things for yourself based on your love language. Remember that is it is okay if your love language is different when it comes to loving yourself versus how you want to be loved by others. For example, you may put Receiving Gifts from your partner at the bottom of the list, but it may be number one for when it comes to self-love. Have an open mind, remember this is just for you!
Words of Affirmation
If words of affirmation is how you love yourself, you may enjoy the following:
This goes beyond going on a shopping spree and can include buying small things like:
If physical touch is how you enjoy loving yourself then perhaps enjoying the following will express self-love:
It is important to make time for just yourself. You can do this by making sure you are allowing yourself to be focused on something you enjoy.
Acts of Service
Acts of service for yourself means that you can do things that will help you out in the future.
Take time to love yourself and remember that this can change! The most important part is that you take time to take care of yourself. If you have found that you have limited time throughout your day, I encourage you to start with just 2 minutes a day, literally, 2 minutes to take a deep breath, tell yourself “I am loved,” enjoy your coffee, be intentional in choosing your favorite loungewear, or making your bed in the morning. Regardless of what you will be doing to take care of you, remember that you are worth it!
I specialize in working with clients who are looking for balance i n their lives and learning practical and realistic ways to loving themselves and growing as an individual. Taking the time to learn how to take charge of your life is the best gift you can give yourself! Feel free to contact me if you would like to schedule your session.
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