With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I thought I’d share a few reasons to get in on some self-love.
Definition – self-love – /ˈˌself ˈləv/ (noun)
~regard for one’s own well-being and happiness (chiefly considered as a desirable rather than narcissistic characteristic).
The definition of self-love says that when we love ourselves, we make right choices around our own wellbeing and happiness. WOW!
You might be wondering why, as a Health Coach and Integrative Nutritionist, I’m talking about love. Well, from a holistic perspective, all areas need to be in balance to be truly healthy. So negative self-talk, perfectionism and self-criticism can all affect our optimal health. That is why I feel loving ourselves just the way we are is so important!
So how do you develop self-love? It’s not as hard as you think! They say that people who have more self-love tend to know what they think, feel, and want.
Here are a few suggestions to love yourself a little more…
- Become mindful – act on what you need rather than what you want.
- Practice good self-care – it’s not selfish… Actively making time for you – a bubble bath, a good book, a massage etc. are all ways that you can show love to yourself.
- Set boundaries – the ability to set your own boundaries depends on how you value your sense of self, your thoughts, ideas, and beliefs. Take some time to know what they are and then develop your boundaries based on them.
- Forgive yourself – have a conversation with your inner critic and think of each mistake or regret as a learning experience.
- Live intentionally – intentional living is being willing to take a step back and evaluate the things you’re doing.Self-love motivates you to make healthy choices in life. When you hold yourself in high esteem, you’re more likely to choose things that nurture your wellbeing and serve you well. These things may be in the form of eating healthy, exercising or having healthy relationships.
If you’re looking to make some changes, let’s start with YOU! You know the saying – put the oxygen mask on yourself first before you try to help others.
I’d love to have a conversation with you!
All you need to do, no obligations, no pressure – is to send me an email to Alyson@attaintruehealth.com and tell me you’re ready to talk. That simple!
Or leave me a comment below.
And I couldn’t let Valentine’s Day go by without my favorite chocolate recipe. My Chocolate Coconut Fat Bombs are keto-friendly and actually incredibly delicious and healthy!
VALENTINES FAT BOMB
3/4 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup raw cacao powder
2 T. honey
1/3 tsp. sea salt
1. Melt the coconut oil in a pot over low heat. Add the cacao powder and honey.
2. Stir very well to combine.
3. Ladle the mix into a mini heart-shaped silicon mold. Sprinkle with salt.
4. Place in the freezer to set for about 30 minutes. Remove from mold and enjoy!