Why do we wait till after a breakup or something bad to happen for us to really invest in some good ol self love? It is often said that self love is the best love and that is true in so many ways. If you can’t love yourself, then it will be very difficult to love anyone else. My question is though, what do you consider self love? There are so many different ways you can show yourself love that do not involve going out treating yourself to luxury items or big trips. I mean if that’s how you roll, then by all means, go for it. For most people, this is not a frequently occurring thing to make such big self love gestures. Here are a few ways that I show myself love on a daily basis and they dont break my bank at all and the benefits are absolutely amazing. 

  1. Eat well: I love me, and I plan on being the healthiest 60 year old ever, after 60 I might stop caring so much, but I’m sure that if i get to 60 and I have stuck to eating well, then by that time, there will be no getting rid of it. After all this is a lifestyle of love. I have one body and I plan on putting amazing things in it to fuel it. #hotgranny #60yroldhottie
  2. Workout: I love me, and I want to be healthy, I have always been active and I want to remain active. Movement is life. This does not mean you have to go to a gym, it means be active, stretch, jog, body weight training in the living room. You never have to leave your home!
  3. Meditate: The mind is such a powerful tool, minding my thoughts and setting my intentions in the morning is such a refreshing way to start my days. Mindset is everything. Mental health and it’s importance is now gaining traction in everyday conversations. The time for conversations is here, however, action needs to be taken on all our parts to make the change happen. Please seek professional help if you even think you need it. 
  4. Stay hydrated: Don’t be one of those people who say, I have to try and drink more water in the day, it’s 2020 get your shit together, this should not still be a thing, I mean I feel the same way about racism, but this is so much easier to control. It’s called a water bottle, and yes, when you drink more water, you go to the bathroom more, that kinda how it works, you’ll survive. 
  5. Moisturize: yes yes yes, the skin is the largest organ we have, we often forget that it is in fact an organ. Treat it well. I enjoy the morstrizing process, I enjoy the putting on the oils on my skin. The smoothness and the texture of my own skin is pleasant, I’ve been. I used to think it took too long to moisturize my whole body, but now I just enjoy the process of touching myself. You can run with that however you want to, but it’s lovely. Soft smooth hydrated skin just feels good to the touch.
  6. Have lots of safe sex: We need that release at times, its natural and quite normal, I’m not sure why we have made this so taboo. If some of you were rubbing one out more often you’d be more relaxed. I was super resonsible and strarted having sex when I was well into adulthood, so I’m just now enjoying the benefits of sex and matrubation. Trust me it helps. 
  7. Take milk baths: this could come under moisturization, but it definitely needed its own bullet point. People act like milk baths are so out of the ordinary, it’s not. All you need is a clean tub, and a few gallons of whole milk, some candles and a nice lofi jazz soundtrack. Boom, best night ever. Then you can go back to number 6. Super night! This is not just for the movies, it costs less than $20. (If you’re one of those people who are going to tell me to stay away from cow’s milk, do you and let me do me ok)
  8. Get a mani/pedi: We all know how good it feels to have our nails done, just to have someone else pamper us, even if we are paying for it. This is an inexpensive way of getting some tlc. 
  9. Gratitude with a smile: I find that when I look at all I do not have and all I want, it makes me feel as if I am an underachiever. If you know me, you know that I’m far from an underachiever, but don’t we all do it? I wanted to stop making myself feel like I was not achieving, so I look at all I have and I give thanks. For my life, my feet and eyes that work, by voice, the roof over my head, the clothes on my back and the food in my belly. I know hunger first hand. How dare I forget to be grateful for all the blessings I have received in abundance. 
  10. Affirmations: listen to me, if you don’t believe in the law of attraction and action now is the time to start. We must speak life into ourselves. What you spend your time thinking about is what you attract into your life. I personally believe that the actions you take as a result of what you think is the next portion to the law of attraction that most people might not consider. 

There you have it, 10 ways to show yourself some love. Some of these things can be implemented in your daily routine and some can be done on a biweekly basis. How we love ourselves is how we treat ourselves on a daily basis. If you can do the big things for yourself and treat yourself to luxury and vacations and all that, by all means, go for it, shoot, take me with you, love on me a little too please. In order to really love ourselves, we really need to learn how to more about ourselves, then accept ourselves for who we are.



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