How do you love yourself first? What does that mean to you?
It means taking the time to provide myself with what I need to be my best mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally.
What actions demonstrate the self-care you provide to your mind, body and soul? (Exercise, healthy eating, spiritual practice, etc.)
The primary ways I demonstrate self care are starting my day with prayer and reading the bible, yoga, and a cup of tea. It also means taking time to truly listen to my body and give it what it needs. For example, some days my body won’t practice a preset yoga routine, so I go with the flow.
It is also important for me to eat properly. When making decisions about what to eat, I often ask myself, “How is this going to make me feel in an hour? Energized? Sluggish? Tired?” Live foods literally give me life, so I do my best to start each day with a smoothie containing fruits, veggies, and plant based protein like hemp.
Another way I take care of myself is by being spiritually sound; I am active in church, but more importantly, I have a personal relationship with God. Daily affirmations are also a key part of keeping me focused on self-love and my goals.
Is there an obstacle or challenge you’ve overcome that led to a deeper love for who you are?
What have you learned from self-love?
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