“Self-love is about being more committed to your happiness than to your suffering in every single moment.”- Nitika Chopra
We all know that love is the main topic of discussion in February. Everywhere we turn we see hearts, candy, and cards reminding us to honor our loved ones with a token of appreciation, which is a lovely sentiment. While you’re contemplating the perfect way to tell someone else how much you care, don’t forget to tune into your own heart. Here are a few ways you can carve out moments of love for yourself:
Wake with a grateful heart.
Before your feet even touch the floor, take a moment to acknowledge what you are grateful for such as your health, your bed, etc.
Start your morning with an affirmation.
When sipping your coffee or washing your face try saying to yourself something like, “I am loved,” or ” Today I am capable of so much.”
Nourish your mind + body.
At lunchtime, fill up your water bottle and put on your favorite calming playlist or podcast. Take this moment to recharge and center yourself.
Looking for more opportunities to practice self-love?
Check out our podcast, Second Sip, which is a continuation of our wise-women conversations at MBA.
You may also enjoy our Girls Night In events.
Mary Kennard is the Director of Creative Services for Mind Body Align, LLC. A Richland County, Ohio native, Mary earned a degree in Art History from Bowling Green State University in 2008, and focused on the development and support of non-profits prior to joining MBA. Always working to break down barriers, Mary strives to elevate wellness for individuals and companies, making it a part of their personal and professional cultures. Kennard oversees all opportunities for creatively engaging clients and designing fantastic educational materials for clients.