50 Ways to Self-Love!

By: Alexis Meads, Guest Blogger

I’ve gotten requests from a lot of women who have said, okay, I’m working on thinking more positively, but I’d love to have more tangible ways to practice self-love right now.

I get that.

Self-love is not just a concept in our heads. Yes, I talk a lot about releasing negative thoughts and criticism towards yourself and embracing more loving thoughts. I also talk about how our thoughts create our actions and therefore our lives. But, self-love is also a very concrete, realistic thing.

The problem is that we’ve been taught for a long time that if we’re not constantly working hard or taking care of others, we’re being selfish.

What we’re not taught is that taking care of yourself is taking care of others. If you don’t work on yourself, if you don’t take time for rest and relaxation, if you don’t feed your soul; you’ll be so burnt out and depleted you won’t be any help to anyone else. Least of all yourself.

Now, the below list may seem trivial at first glance. However, I promise that if you commit to putting some of them into practice, every single day, you’ll see quantum shifts in your life.

Without further ado, here is my list of 50 Tangible Ways to Practice Self-Love.

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  1. Buy yourself fresh flowers
  2. Clean your house or apartment
  3. Organize your workspace and files
  4. Take time for rest and relaxation
  5. Wear red lipstick and heels just because
  6. Eat while focusing only on your food
  7. Make a list of fun activities to do and post on your fridge
  8. Repeat the following mantra “I love and accept myself”
  9. Make a list of all the things you like about yourself
  10. Before eating dinner, say a prayer of gratitude
  11. Start the day with 2 minutes of meditation
  12. Treat yourself
  13. Dress yourself lovingly in a gorgeous outfit
  14. Put your fork down between bites
  15. Cut down on your caffeine intake
  16. Make it a priority to get 8 hours of sleep
  17. Read a good book
  18. Do something for yourself without guilt
  19. Set the mood while cooking – candles lit, music on
  20. Buy something you’ve always wanted
  21. Practice the art of saying “no”
  22. Be of service – volunteer, help a friend, etc.
  23. Compliment someone today
  24. Get your sweat on
  25. Shake your booty
  26. Smile
  27. When your grocery shop say “I am choosing this for my body because I love her”
  28. Give yourself a massage with beautifully scented lotion
  29. Go for a hike or long walk
  30. Stand up straight
  31. Try something new: dance class, cooking lessons, yoga
  32. Invite your friends over for a girls night
  33. Call your mom and tell her you love her
  34. Snuggle up with your honey, or four-legged friend
  35. Commit to doing your hair + makeup for a week
  36. Allow yourself to have that piece of chocolate and savor every minute
  37. When someone offers you a compliment, simply say thank you
  38. Plan an adventure
  39. Shut off your email and cellphone for an hour
  40. Buy yourself roses on valentines day
  41. Complete that project or goal you started
  42. Stop procrastination
  43. Give yourself a day off
  44. Self-love mantra: I am enough. I have enough. I do enough.
  45. Let go of comparison to others
  46. Clean your fridge and fill it with fresh foods
  47. Use soothing essential oils like lavender and lemon
  48. Write a love letter to your ex and burn it
  49. Host a dinner party
  50. Hire a coach or counselor

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About Alexis

IATG_Headshot.jpgAlexis Meads received her M.A. at Harvard University. She is a Certified Wellness Coach and Self-Love Expert. She helps women to fall madly in love, feel sexy and confident every day and create a life full of adventure. For more articles, visit www.AlexisMeads.com or get your FREE Digital Book from Alexis here http://alexismeads.com/gift

 

 

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  • commented 2014-10-27 10:56:23 -0700
    You’re welcome Candice!
  • commented 2014-10-25 00:06:27 -0700
    this is awesome! thank you so much!
  • commented 2014-10-21 09:27:47 -0700
    Love it Linda! Great idea :)
  • commented 2014-10-20 16:19:39 -0700
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