Today is Valentine’s Day, and for those of you who recently participated in my Awaken To Self-Love Experience, will know that I am a proponent of self-love first, as I believe that to really experience love to its fullest, in all its forms, it all begins with self-love.
This is not a selfish love, but just about making a point of taking care of and loving ourselves, so that we can have that much more to offer others. This can be done in a multitude of ways, and I believe that each person needs to follow their own guidance in finding out what that looks like for them.
Self-love can be something as small as asking for help from others when you need it, giving yourself a footrub (or ask your significant other to do so), or scheduling a massage for yourself. So this Valentine’s Day, whether you are in a relationship or not, I encourage you to do something loving for yourself, too.
Personally, I booked a facial + healing for the day, and a massage for later in the week, so this week will be heavy on the self-care for me. It is much needed after all the work I have been doing lately, and I will enjoy the heck out of it, not feeling one ounce of guilt. 🙂
Which brings me to my next point. As empaths and sensitives (and women too) we tend to be very good at taking care of others all the time, and not leave a lot of time for ourselves. We wear ourselves thin working long hours, taking care of kids and family, and at the end of the day we are too tired to even think about what we need for ourselves.
I believe that this needs to stop. I mean, I get that some of us don’t have a choice, as we need money to pay the bills, and of course, we have to take care of our families. However, when all that comes to the detriment of our own happiness, health and wellbeing, that is not a good thing.
So the question is, how can we make time for more self-love and self-care in our lives when we are already so busy? I believe in starting small. Once we realize we need to prioritize our self-care, we can make little changes, one at a time. Perhaps we can ask for more help from our family or friends, when we need it. And setting aside a little time for ourselves each day, to do something loving for ourselves, whether it is to meditate, just stopping to take a few deep breaths, or take a hot bath, that is something we can all do.
If you are one of those who have been feeling overwhelmed, stressed and burnt out lately, I encourage you to start thinking about how you can incorporate more self-love and self-care into your schedule for this Valentine’s Day and beyond. Set reminders for yourself, so that you can get into a regular routine and won’t forget. Even though I have my own self-care routine that I practice every day, I still put it on my calendar, and check it off every day, as I would any other task. This helps me to keep prioritizing self-care as part of my regular schedule, just as important as my work and other tasks.
And so for this Valentine’s Day, I want to share with you a self-love meditation that I created recently for my Awaken To Self-Love Experience (you who participated in the Experience will have already seen it, but it doesn’t hurt to do it again). I hope you enjoy it, and allow it to connect you to the flow of love within you (and you can use it as your self-care tool for the day, if you want).
So with that I want to wish you a very happy Valentine’s Day, and I hope you enjoy the day, and make use of the opportunity to connect to the love within you.
Much love & light,