When most people talk about love, it’s either a noun that means “a profoundly tender, passionate affection,” or a verb that means “to have love or affection for.”
But what does that look like specifically? How is that love expressed?
Here are 10 ways that I express my love for myself.
I invite you to make your own list, and feel free to swipe some of mine, if they work for you.
Vacuuming is one of the quickest and easiest ways to shift the energy in a room, and your energy, too. I hated doing it until I realized that having the room freshly vacuumed had such a huge impact on my mood & productivity. And while I do my best to have my assistant do most of the vacuuming, when the timing doesn’t work out that way, I’ll do it myself as a profound act of self-love.
#2 Light Candles
This is an easy way to shift energy, too. There’s something about lighting a candle that creates a sacred & special feeling for me. I love having one going while I work, and sometimes even when I work out.
#3 Get a Massage
A good massage can make me feel like a whole new person! I recommend going for at least 90 minutes if possible. If money is tight, you can go to a massage school and have students practice on you for a fraction of the price. Some reflexology places are great. Also, you can keep an eye out for special deals on sites like Groupon.
#4 Lay on Tennis Balls
Tennis balls are great self-massage tools. Start by placing one on your lower back on either side of your spine and then lay on your back. Breathe and relax for 2 minutes and then move the tennis balls up a bit. Repeat this process for a total of 10 minutes.
#5 Take a Long, Luxurious Shower
Some of my friends make fun of me for showering twice a day, but it feels so good! I can go in feeling tired and cranky and come out feeling refreshed & energized.
#6 Get Super Soft Sheets
This is one area in life where I believe in investing in the best. Life is too short for scratchy sheets! In my experience, a higher thread count doesn’t always equal a more snuggly and wonderful sheet… so test the different sheets by feel until you find some that you love having against your skin.
#7 Give Yourself Time for Slugga-Bedding
Have you spent a lazy Sunday morning waking up, laying around in bed, and falling back asleep? That is the lazy and delicious experience of slugga-bedding. Once in a while, I like curling up with a good book and my kitties and allowing myself to drift in and out of consciousness all morning.
#8 Get Your Eyebrows Done
I feel SO MUCH prettier and sexier when my eyebrows look good. Every time I look in the mirror, I think, “Wow! I look great!” It’s totally worth the pain, expense, time and hassle.
#9 Watch Funny Movies
When I watch funny movies, I feel my heart open, which makes me feel more loving towards everyone in my life, including myself.
#10 Make a Gratitude List
When I get in touch with everything in my life that I’m grateful for, this opens my heart and makes me feel more loving, too.
Have fun discovering your own ways to love yourself, and feel free to share in a comment here!
PJ Van Hulle works with speakers, authors, and coaches who want to grow their e-mail lists so that they can make more money with less stress and reach more people with their message. She is the author of The Little Book of Prosperity and the creator of the List-a-Palooza 90 Day List-Building Challenge: www.List-a-Palooza.com.