Self Awareness Increases Our Ability To Love
Self-Care is NOT Selfish—it’s Essential to Love Yourself.
To give to others, we must give to ourselves. A lack of self-love leads to negative thoughts and burnout. Daily self-care rituals are essential. Why fall out of love one day and try to make up for it the next? What are your daily ritual routines? * I have shared mine with you below. It a good idea to write yours down; they are a commitment; a contract. To have a healthy relationship requires care and maintenance. You fall more in love when you have a steady routine, one that fortifies your wellbeing.
Surround yourself with those who support your Self-Care — Self-Love Rituals. Self- Care does not stop at our bodies. Healthy routines that support our psychological and spiritual well-being are essential for true self- love.
Within the darkness, you discover your light.
Most of us have very busy lives, and it’s easy to make excuses; I get it! Sometimes I slack too. I have learned there are ways to forgive and also ways to make up for our excuses. It comes down to priorities. Falling out of grace with our rituals which help us, should NOT be disrupted unless it’s an emergency.
Even if you must shorten your routine, stay with it! When things get in the way, I imagine my rituals in my mind; on a 14-hour plane ride, a wedding or funeral. I’ll look in the mirror and have a chat with myself. “Donna, it’s ok, I love you, I understand what’s going on. I forgive you.” Then I go into micromanagement and pay extra attention to what I eat, drink, and how much I am sleeping during these often-unpredictable offbeat times. I exercise by being a gofer in some situations; I’ll run the errands, climb stairs, anything to keep me active. Psychological self-care comes when I help others and take care of myself. Self-love is not selfish unless your end game is to idolize yourself. YUCK.
True Self-love enables us to support and love others.