My favorite day of the year is Valentines day. There are many reasons as to why, but I have to say the #1 reason is my love of LOVE. Yes, I said it… I love, love! Love can come in all different forms… a relationship, a child, or even a new pet. As we head into a season full of what I like to call 'Hallmark' love I want to remind everyone of the most important form of love, Self-love. To really experience the true love in any form we are required to first love and honor ourselves. Self-love conquers all.
Self-love enables people to live into their true potential and break past any barrier. Self-love gives people the permission to love others with pure authenticity. Finally, self-love allows you to embody a life full of gratitude making each day brighter than the last. So my challenge to everyone this Valentines day is to focus on Self-Love. To do that I put together three easy steps to help you get started on the journey;
Be grateful for the journey and all of the hiccups along the way. Each trial presents an opportunity to learn and ultimately help others learn how to break through resistance. Gratitude changes our outlook on life to embody a more positive and inviting energy.
Recommended Gratitude Practice:
Journal 3 things you’re grateful for every day
Whether it is a book, podcast, or YouTube video, working on yourself is crucial. Challenge yourself to be radically honest and clear on what areas of your life require improvements. When our downfalls are made clear to us we are blessed with the opportunity to fine tune them and grow into a stronger version of ourselves. You are your biggest and most important project. Each day we are growing and we are responsible to support that growth through self-development.
Earn Your Happy – Lori Harder
Keep Your Love On! – Danny Silk
There've been many days in my life where I felt there was no reason to get up in the morning. I felt depressed, cranky, lost, and worst of all worthless. Every time this happens I resort to fitness. Exercising daily allows me to see the true strength that I have within. It makes me feel grounded and connected to my purpose, and full of energy. My body amazes me with how strong it is and how much resistance it can push through when necessary. Many areas of life are parallel and physical and mental strength are one of those. When you begin to understand the amazing capabilities of your body you can't help but fall in love with the process of enhancing them through exercise.
Beginners - 30 min of light to moderate fast walking every day
More Advanced - 3 Days of resistance training, 3 days of cardio
It overwhelm you to take on all of these steps at once, so don’t. Work on incorporating one item at a time. The journey to self-love is long and challenging, but I believe it is the only way to find true happiness. I challenge you to make this Valentines Day more than flowers and chocolates, learn to fall in love with yourself again.
For you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
1 Corinthians 6:20 ESV
2017 PINTEREST PARTY VALENTINE’S DAY BLOG HOPThis post is part of the Pinterest Party 2017 Valentine’s Day Blog Hop. The Pinterest Party is a group that helps people grow their Pinterest following. Find other posts in this blog hop below:
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30. Stephanie Grams ~ Get Date Night Ready
31. The Mama Maven Blog – 5 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Your Tech-Loving Spouse
2. Fit For life – 3 Easy Steps to Self-Love
3. Grammie Knows How – Gifts that will Grow like your Love, for Valentine’s Day
5. Kids Fun Reviewed – Love Bugs Valentine’s Day Craft
8. Home Sweet Decor – Romantic Valentine Dinner Party Ideas for Two
11. Home Jobs by Mom – Chocolate Covered Toffee Recipe
12. Cozy Clicks Photography – Top 10 Photos that Show Family Love on Valentine’s Day
13. Doodle and Stitch – Valentine Felt Envelope
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