Loving Yourself

Self-care is more than manicures and massages. It is a vital rung in the ladder of developing a healthy self-image. Improved mood, reduced anxiety, and a better relationship with yourself and others are just a few of the benefits to creating and implementing a self-care plan. Some may think self-care is selfish; in fact it is the opposite. When we know how to take care of ourselves, and actually walk that walk, we enter a place where we can better help our loved ones. It’s like when the flight attendant tells us to put on our oxygen mask first, we think, “No way. I need to help so and so.” In reality, if you don’t put your mask on first, you won’t be able to assist anyone else who may need help. Bottom line: hug yourself and start caring for YOU!

Here are some items to get you started:

  • Exercise
  • Find a hobby (painting, weaving, writing, jewelry making, etc.)
  • Grounding/earthing
  • Establish a nutritious, healthy diet
  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • Meditate
  • Literally hug yourself
  • Yoga
  • Laugh, yes laughter is great medicine
  • Spend time in nature

Walls

Walls…those invisible self defense mechanisms that we believe will protect us from evil-doers. You know, those who might break our heart, deplete our self-confidence, steal

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