HEALTHY LIVING
08/05/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

10 Ways To Show Yourself Some Love

Everyone knows that love is a good thing. We love to give it and we love to receive it. But how often do we actually take the time to give it to ourselves? Over on BeliefNet, Reverend Laurie Sue Brockway has pulled together 10 ways you can take a time-out and show yourself some love. They include starting the day with 10 minutes of heart-opening music, or writing a mission statement on every little thing you love about yourself.

You can read the whole list here, but our favorite is #5, her redefinition of the word "selfish."

What if Selfish became self-ish? Try taking this word, which has a negative connotation, and giving it a positive spin. It is time to be a little more self-ish!

The First Step: There is a kabblistic tradition taught by Rabbi Joseph Gelberman that tells us to take each word and imbue each letter with a new, fuller meaning. Try this on for size:

S Nurture your SPIRIT.
E ENJOY moments alone.
L LOVE yourself.
F Keep FIT and FEEL good.
I Make your unique needs IMPORTANT.
S SHOWER yourself with gifts.
H Be HAPPY and open-HEARTED.

What are some of your tips? What's your favorite way to love yourself? Sharing is caring - so share with us below!

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