To Shower Yourself In More Love Every Day

Tell me, when was the last time you showed YOU some love?
As moms, daughters, wives and career driven women, we give so much of ourselves to everyone around us. It is easy to feel drained, neglected and unfulfilled. We often look to others to fill this need, but I have learned we need to show others how we want to be treated.

{I’m gonna be my own best friend.}

When we start to practice showing ourselves love, 3 things happen;

a. we recharge and fill that need, ourselves,
b. others take notice and duplicate,
c. we are able to give even more to those around us.

We can shower ourselves with love, on a daily basis, with minimal spending of money or time.

  1. Buy yourself flowers.
    I don’t know many girls that don’t love fresh flowers, but so many times, we expect others to buy them for us.
  2. Get some exercise.
    Taking time to care for yourself does wonders for your self confidence and self-worth. Next time, you have 30-60 minutes, take a walk outside, go to a yoga class or hit the gym.
  3. Plan a date night or girls night.
    Date nights are great to reconnect with those we love, or take yourself on a date to reconnect with yourself. Plan a picnic, dinner and a movie or a local attraction.
  4. Call a friend.
    Girlfriends are the best ones to vent to or connect with when you are experiencing a challenging day. 15 minutes on the phone with a close friend is often just what is needed to bring you back to center.
  5. Take a bath.
    A relaxing bath allows you to unwind and distress. Light a candle, add some Epson salts and lavender essential oils, for extra relaxation.
  6. Paint your nails.
    Who doesn’t love some extra pampering?! Whether you go to the salon or give yourself a pedicure, at home, you will be itching to show off your new sandals with a fresh polish.
  7. Buy a new outfit.
    Treat yourself to a job well done, with a trip to your favorite retail store. Nothing perks up your self confidence, like a new outfit, for the season.
  8. Read a book.
    When was the last time you lost yourself in a good book? Take 15 minutes before bed to read a chapter out of your favorite book.
  9. Take a spa day.
    This is taking #6 to the next level. Schedule yourself a facial, massage and a haircut, you will walk out feeling like a million bucks and a new woman.
  10. Pretty up your space.
    Take a look around you. What are you surrounded by? A few minutes of reorganizing and clearing out clutter can do wonders for your mood.
  11. Clear off your desk.
    This goes along with #10. Clearing up old emails, old notes and straigtening up your work area will clear your head and boost productivity. Take 15 minutes at the end of each work week, before you leave for the weekend. This is even more important, if you work from home.
  12. Pour a glass of wine.
    Would you prefer red or white? A glass of wine, with friends or paired with a long, hot bath is good for the soul – and the heart, too. If you are not a drinker, look for sparkling water and add fresh raspberries.
  13. Dress up for no reason.
    Sometimes, a girl just needs to put on her best. A little black dress, a messy bun and red lips do wonders for a girls confidence. Pretend you are going out on the town, pour yourself that glass of wine and chill. Take a look in the mirror and remind yourself how beautiful and independent you are.
  14. Plan a getaway.
    A weekend getaway for 1 or 2 may be just what the doctor ordered. Make sure there is plenty of nature to explore, spend your time journaling, with no limit on time and don’t forget to unplug from your electronics.
  15. Write yourself a love note.
    If you could write a letter to your 18 year-old self, what would you write?


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