53 Ways to Love Yourself

The last two years have been a whirlwind of emotions. I experienced major depression for the first time, had some of my worst bouts of anxiety, had low-self extreme and zero energy to do a damn thing.

But it was through this growing phase I learned the need to look after yourself first. You can't expect to take care of someone else if your fuels are running low.

When I finally started doing things that nurtured my mind and my body, my world began to turn upside down. It's amazing what a good night of self-care can do. Often, when I'm running low on fuels, all it takes is a few hours out with my friends, a massage or a hot bath and a book. I always feel refreshed and energized after and ready to squash any goals I have.

I believe self-care and self-love are one and the same.

To love yourself deeply is to take care of your mind, body, and soul.

When was the last time you did something for you?

I decided to write this as an idea jar for you to refer to whenever you need some inspiration for self-care activities. I hope you enjoy these.

1. Take a walk on the beach

2. Take a hike through the mountains

3. Try a new fitness class

4. Yoga to your favorite music

5. Meditation

6. Read a good book

7. watch a documentary

8. Girls night out

9. Cook for yourself

10. Go out and get your favorite meal. Savor it

11. Give yourself a pedicure at home

12. Paint your nails

13. Spa day out

14. Spa day in

15. Go out for a pedicure

16. Light candles and write down all the things you are grateful for.

17. Keep a gratitude journal

18. Spend time with family

19. Go shopping

20. Watch a Hallmark

21. Have a movie and popcorn marathon

22. go to an aerial yoga class

23. learn something new

24. watch a documentary

25. Drink a hot cup of coffee

26. Treat your self to Starbucks (get that sugary drink just this once- especially if it nurtures your soul)

27. Sip on your favorite tea

28. Bake a cake

29. See your favorite artist perform live

30. Watch a play at your local theatre

31. Try rock climbing

32. Visit family

33. Attend a wine and paint night, or throw one yourself and invite your friends over

34. Go on vacation

35. Take a staycation

36. Spend time exploring your city

37. Spend time in nature

38. Reconnect with an old friend

39. Plan your next week out; this can help you feel less anxious

40. Clean your house - this can be therapeutic for some and relieves stress

41. See your therapist - talking about yourself can be fun ;)

42. Take a good selfie - there is nothing wrong with thinking you're beautiful. That's called confidence

43. Start a garden - there's something therapeutic about gardening

44. That is if you can keep them alive

44. Do a social media, or, even better, an electronic detox

45. Drink a green smoothie

46. Eat more greens - good food is the best fuel for your body

47. Change up your hair

48. Do something nice for someone else

49. Cuddle with a pet

50. Roast marshmallows over a fire (outdoors, of course), stargaze, and listen to the sounds of nature

51. sunbathe

52. listen to music

53. Take a scenic drive with the windows down and the music blaring

I hope you can find some inspiration in these. If you use any, tag me on IG or send me an email and let me know! I love to hear from you.



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