Self-love is more of a practice than something you “achieve” or “accomplish”. Self-love is something that needs cultivating. A relationship that, like any other relationship, needs to be nurtured and watered and tended to with loving care.
Today, in honor of Valentine’s Day, I want to help you zero in on the most important person in your life — Y-O-U — and show her the love that she deserves.
In this post, I share 7 exercises that will help you cultivate and experience more self-love, starting today. These are all action-focused exercises, because I’ve found that a lot of the time, the quickest way to change your internal state is to change something in your external state. In other words, sometimes taking action is the easiest and quickest way to shift your internal thoughts and feelings.
If you’ve been feeling a little down on yourself lately, or if you simply know that your relationship with yourself could use a little tending to (again, this needs to be a regular thing, not just a once-off practice, so you’re on the right track), I hope you’ll try out at least one of the exercises in this post and then report back on how it goes for you!