Mother Earth is urging us to be more, rather than do more. She is giving us the opportunity to slow down and go inward. It’s time to hone in on our self-love practice which is now vital for our overall well-being, health and safety.
When assisting bossbabes in creating their personalised self-love practice, I always advise they incorporate rituals encompassing mind, body and soul. I also recommend picking 3 practices 1 in the am, 1 midday and 1 in the pm, this allows you to reconnect with yourself and cultivate selflove consistently throughout your day.
Setting your own curfew.
As I write this article, I’m currently under night-time curfew in Nicosia, Cyprus. This made me think: “How awesome would it be if we could have a Tech Curfew?!” All devices off for at least 1 hour before bed. Not only will this benefit our sleep cycle, allowing our body to create more melatonin for better sleep and waking up refreshed, it will allow our mind the needed time to unwind and we’ll also gain back that “time” we keep saying we don’t have to incorporate some of the below practices.
Journal Work: Feel all the feels
Self-Awareness is the first step to loving yourself fully. So get that journal out you gorgeous soul and write it all out. Your body, mind and soul are feeling everything right now, don’t push any feelings aside. Right now, through these words, you have the permission and the opportunity, more than ever before, to feel all the feels. We are not going back to normal but about to live a new reality.
Grab your journal at least once a day and write down your worries, fears, and also write down the new lessons you have learnt, the opportunities that have arisen, the love that you are feeling and what you’re looking forward to post-lockdown.
Move and Groove
Find a way to move your body every single day. Reinforce your self-worth by cultivating a physical practice that makes you feel strong, sexy and empowered. This can be yoga /dancing/ body weight exercises etc. Pick something you enjoy not something you think you “have to” or “should” do.
Inhale through the nose 3..2..1.. and Exhale through the nose 4..3..2..1.
We are being guided to look for love from within after spending most of our time looking for love outside of ourselves. Self-love can only truly be accomplished by accessing our emotions through our body and that is exactly what breathwork allows us to do.
It’s time to get your Marie Kondo on my loves. Value and respect yourself enough to let go of clutter, past memories and “what ifs”. Just as we do on New Year’s Eve, it is time to get ready for a new shift. Don’t forget, our personal space is a direct reflection of our inner world. Decluttering a little every day not only gives you a powerful sense of control and achievement, it also tells your brain that you care about yourself enough to live in harmony.
Eat at least one healthy meal a day.
You deserve to feel good and healthy in your body. Be kind and loving to yourself by starting with eating one healthy meal a day and notice how it makes you feel. Notice how it inspires other healthy habits throughout the day, and when you are ready move on to two healthy and mindful meals a day.. then three…
Acts of Kindness
Treat others the way you wish to be treated. Love others the way you wish to be loved. If you are not ready to leave the house yet, you have many virtual opportunities to do something kind for someone else. Get creative and show the people you care about, or a complete stranger, that you love and respect them.