Valentine’s week is here. And I found myself considering what self-love meant to me. Undoubtedly we can not truly pay someone the attention and respect of love unselfishly if we do not have some to spare from our own hearts. But what does self-love look like at it’s best. And can we court or woo ourselves into liking us better?
Self-love is part care-taking and part self-compassion. It’s being a good parent and a gracious host.
I love myself when I eat good for me food I’m happy to eat and that’s yummy too.
I love myself when I spend time with my friends chatting and laughing.
I love myself when I go to the gym and get exercised.
I love myself when I listen to my aches and go to the doctor to check them out.
I love myself when I tell myself I can and I do.
I love myself when I pamper me with hairdos and pedicures and new slippers.
I love myself when I sit in front of the fire with my laptop and write.
I love myself when I choose to acknowledge something I’m good at rather than bad at.
I love myself when I figure out the tech to be able to listen to good music in the car.
I love myself when I commit to my creativity.
I love myself when I know I did a good job parenting today.
I love myself when I don’t overwhelm myself with too much to do.
I hope everyone has a Lovely Valentine’s day this week and that you shower yourself with intentional self-love too!
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