This holiday season, to ensure there is more love, connection and care in our lives, let's put our focus on developing a consistent practice of self-love and self-care instead!
Below is a list of simple and practical ways that you can start practicing now, so you are full of the holiday cheer. If you make yourself the most important person in YOUR world, then you will most likely be able to make those you love the most important people in the world!
1. Affirmations and Mirror Work
A great way to start practicing self-love and care is through positive affirmations and mirror work. Create 3 - 5 positive affirmations that make you smile and feel good when you think and say them. Then stand or sit in front of a mirror and say them out loud to yourself 10 times in the morning and 10 times at night. Some good ones to get you started are: I love myself just the way that I am, I am beautiful on the inside and out, I am worthy of greatness, I am worthy of love, I love you [insert your name], I really love you.
2. Nourish your cells, not just your taste buds
Instead of eating food that just tastes good, try finding the right foods that make your body feel exceptional. A great way to do this is to check in with yourself during and after you eat, see how what you are eating is making you feel. Is your energy high or low? Is your stomach feeling good or a bit off?
A great place to start is to cut down on your sugar, wheat, or dairy intake. These things tend to do more for our taste buds and less for our cells and over all well-being. For more information on how to nourish your cells talk to my good friends at the Living Kitchen Wellness Group.