The Self-Care Self-Love Loop
February is a challenging time for me. Around this time - I'm a little tired of the relentless cold and the lack of color and tend to take a walk on Poopy Street. I try to be a 'hearty Minnesotan' but it's such a looooong season. It was out of this feeling that Self-Care & Self-Love Month was born.
Today I want to introduce the Self-Care & Self Loop. It looks like this:
It has served me well over the years and maybe it will help you too. Here's how it works:
Notice that you have a want or a need that would support the whole of you in some way. It doesn't have to be complicated - cup of tea, breath, taking a quiet moment.
Give yourself that want or need.
Simply recognizing that you have a want or need and gifting it to yourself...that's self-care. It is seeing that your wants and needs are worthy of honoring.
This small act starts to plant seeds in your garden that grow into Self-Love. Caring for yourself fertilizes Self-Love.
Then the amazing thing is that when those flowers start blooming, your cycle continues by giving yourself MORE SELF-CARE.
Click here for a short video that has some more details and examples from my own life. Let me know if it resonates. Also, let me know what YOU do to care for yourself.