To me self love doesn’t mean standing in front of a mirror and affirming out loud how great / beautiful / successful I am, but actually taking time out to tend to my needs. Seeing myself with honesty, loving even those parts that feel hard to love, and caring for me as if I was looking after a dear friend. Some days that means a long practice, others a good meal and sofa time.
Self-care to me is also NOT doing things that don’t feel aligned with my integrity, that don’t serve my highest purpose. I’ve learnt through my own experience that if something doesn’t feel quite right, isn’t fully aligned with my highest potential, then it’s not worth investing my energy because it will eventually cause me pain.
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