Self-love simply means to fully accept your true, natural self in regard for one’s own well-being and happiness. It motivates you to make healthy choices in life because when you hold yourself in high esteem, you’re more likely to make choices that serve you well. Self-love is not selfish, rude, or self-seeking. It is in fact fulfilling, empowering, and necessary.
This month’s focus is all about self-love and we challenge you to participate in our 14 Day Self-Love Challenge leading up to Valentine’s day. Whether you have a significant other or not, remember that love starts from within and you must love yourself first before you can share it with others. Please be gentle with yourself and understand that this doesn’t happen overnight and it’s a journey to be cherished.
DAY 1. CREATE POSITIVE MANTRAS FOR YOURSELF. Write 3 things you love about yourself. Turn them into positive affirmations & recite them to yourself every morning or before you go to bed.
DAY 2. PAMPER YOURSELF AS YOU UNWIND. Take all the steps in your skincare routine. Run a bath. Drink a glass of wine.
DAY 3. DRINK. MORE. WATER. You’re basically a houseplant with more complicated emotions.
DAY 4. FOLLOW A GUIDED MEDITATION OR HAVE A STRETCH SESSION. Light a candle. Turn off your light. Turn off your phone. Clear your mind for a hot sec and breathe.
DAY 5. UNPLUG FROM YOUR PHONE AFTER 5PM. Allow yourself a digital detox.
DAY 6. BUY YOURSELF FLOWERS & WATCH THEM BLOOM. Stop depending on lovers to love us the way we should love ourselves.
DAY 7. WATCH YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE OR CATCH UP ON A TV SHOW. Let’s stay home tonight.
DAY 8. DATE NIGHT FOR ONE. Cook your favorite meal just for yourself at home or take yourself out to your go-to spot for a little 1-on-1 with yourself.
DAY 9. GO TO SLEEP AN HOUR EARLIER. Invest in rest.
DAY 10. DRESS UP FOR YOURSELF. WEAR YOUR FAVORITE OUTFIT. Stop waiting for an occasion to wear that outfit. Wear it now.
DAY 11. MOVE MONEY INTO YOUR SAVINGS. Instead of purchasing an item you might regret, put money into your savings.
DAY 12. CALL THAT ONE FRIEND YOU’VE BEEN MEANING TO CALL. Catch up with the person who makes you smile.
DAY 13. INDULGE IN A FAVORITE TREAT. It’s always a good idea.
DAY 14. GIVE YOURSELF CREDIT. Thank yourself for all the time and energy you put in the past 14 days. Self-love doesn’t happen overnight, but what matters is that you’re making a conscious effort for your well-being.