This February, My Focus is Self-love!
We all know that healthy eating and exercise are key to a healthy life. Did you know that self-love is also necessary to achieve health? Self-recrimination, on the other hand, will deter your best efforts and the strongest of will power.
If health is one of your goals, start to view your action steps as daily practices of self-love and nurture. These may include:
Cooking healthy meals, pausing to take a deep breath and shoulder roll, going for walks with friends. Start to frame these activities as ways that you deeply nourish your whole self.
Create your own list of what brings you pleasure, calms you down and puts a smile on your face.
Make the mental shift to self-care because you love yourself, not because you “should or have to” in order to lose weight or be fitter.
This February, celebrate self-love. Ironically, self-love will not only bring you more love but will allow you to be more loving to others. It is one of the least selfish things we can do and will ultimately be the foundation for your ongoing health and fitness.