Self-Love as a Foundation
Self-love is the foundation of how we live. Our physical, mental, and emotional well-being is based on the decisions we make about how we take care of ourselves. I'm not just talking about taking care of yourself by getting a massage and having your nails done, or by getting in a workout and wearing nice clothes. At the base of taking care of yourself is the belief that you deserve to be taken care. That simply because you are human, you deserve the care you so easily give to others. Time to rest, time to play, good hygiene, and showing self-compassion when we need it are all acts of self-care that come from the simple belief that you deserve to be cared for.
Once you are caring for yourself at the basic level, you will better have the energy and positive mindset necessary for making positive decisions about movement, nutrition, and boundaries for other relationships. This doesn't happen automatically, but is much more likely if you are already making loving choices for yourself. When we love and accept ourselves exactly as we are, we make choices from that love. The choices we make from a state of love are much healthier. Making choices from a state of guilt or shame will only lead to more of the same. Lasting change, if that's what you're looking for, is only possible when we are choosing better because we love ourselves and believe we are worthy of better.
I'm not saying you shouldn't indulge in nails and massages and shopping trips. I am saying that you should engage in what feels like love for yourself not just "treats" you've earned. Self-love is not something you need to earn. It is a basic human right you deserve just for being you!
1. Our Self-Love Group coaching begins this Thursday, Feb. 9! I still have spots left and would love to help you develop the belief that you are worthy of all you desire just the way you are. Send me a message if you want more information. There's still time to sign up!
2. I have 2 opportunities for intenSati this month! The first is in a beautiful new space Love Studio LLC! I am so excited about this special workshop style class! I'm adding a couple of extra activities to really focus in on our theme of self-love! February 18 from 9-10:30am Register Online - https://lovestudiollc.com/.../intensati-workshop-with.../