The Recipe to Self Love

The Recipe to Self Love

I have always wondered what the secrets were to learning to love yourself. What I found out was that there is NO SECRET. It is something that is learned and practiced. I know, I thought there was going to be some magic word that I could say and BOOM I’d love myself. Obviously, that’s not going to happen though.

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When it comes to self love, you need to learn that it’s OK to worry about yourself and no one else. If someone asks you for a favor that you really don’t want to do, say no! You don’t have to take on more than you can handle and you certainly don’t have to do anything you don’t want to do.

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When you wake up in the morning, sit down and remember what you’re grateful for. Is it your family, your dog or even your job? Remember that throughout the day. Remembering what your grateful for can make your day just a little easier.

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If you are feeling too stressed, TAKE A MINUTE TO BREATHE! Always remember to take time for yourself. Stress can really effect your health. If things aren’t going your way. TAKE A DEEP BREATH!

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Have you tried meditating? I’m telling you, meditation has done wonders for me. I have used apps like Calm and Headspace. Meditating has really helped me when I’m angry and stressed out. Taking time and focusing on my breathing has just helped me relax. Also check out my blog post: Why is meditation good for you? I explain all the different reasons why meditation can help you.

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Another idea that you can do is exercise!! I know it sounds horrible. I HATE exercising as much as you do, but it really is a great way to fuel your energy. Plus, you’ll loose weight and tone up. Who doesn’t want to loose weight, especially since it’s the holiday season. It’ll be that much easier to love yourself when you like how you look.

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So, what is the recipe for loving yourself? Remember what you’re grateful for, breathe, Meditate, exercise, and PRACTICE! Those obviously aren’t the only ways to learn to love yourself, there are tons of ways to do that.

Remember to love yourself because you are loved!

 

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10 Ways to Take Care of Yourself on Your Period

10 Ways to Take Care of Yourself on Your Period

We all know how that time of the month can be. It’s painful, annoying and stressful. Here are some tips to make it a little easier to get through.

1. Take it easy

Know that it is ok to take it slow that first or second day. Your body is going through a lot and it’s ok to just take a minute.

2. Take a pain reliever

You might not want to get up to get it or you just feel you don’t need it, but when you do you’ll regret not taking them. Save yourself and take some before you regret it.

3. Make sure you eat foods with plenty of proteins and iron.

Obviously you’re loosing blood, so therefore, you’re loosing iron. Make sure you are replenishing yourself.

4. Take a warm bubble bath

Yes, I said it. Take a bath! It can help you relax and boost your mood. I promise it won’t look like a crime scene if you take one.

5. Eat that chocolate bar

It won’t hurt you and it’s ok to indulge yourself sometimes.

6. Use a heating pad for cramps

Heating pads give almost instant relief when it comes to period cramps. So sit back and throw that heating pad on.

7. Drink plenty of water

Yes this is still important. Water is great in more ways than one.

8. Use feminine wipes

They are great to use to freshen up throughout the day. Keep them in your purse or backpack to keep them handy.

9. Do a light workout

I know working out doesn’t seem like a first choice, but it does put you in a better mood and it increases your blood flow, which can help cramps.

10. Change your sanitary products

This is so important! Don’t wear them for too long and make sure you change them to avoid overflow.

5 Ideas to Get You Through This Winter

5 Ideas to Get You Through This Winter

Winter can be one of the harshest seasons. Here are some tips to help you get through this winter.

1. Moisturize

Moisturize! Moisturize! Moisturize! The cold air is so drying for the skin so remember to moisturize.

2. Grab some holiday scented candles

Nothing says winter like a lovely scented candle in your house. Breath it in deeply and relax.

3. Sit back and drink some hot chocolate

Nothing will warm you up like a good cup of hot chocolate.

4. Sit in front of the fireplace

Grab a blanket a turn on a movie. This is a wonderful way to warm up the soul.

5. Wear your favorite fuzzy socks

Not only are they incredibly cute, they will keep your feet super toasty.

15 Essential Oils for Stress

15 Essential Oils for Stress

Essential oils have really become popular over the past couple years. They are believed to help certain situations in your life. Here are 15 oils to help you cope with your stress!

1. Lavender

It gives you this wonderful calming effect.

2. Wild Orange

Orange is a sent that is uplifting and energizing.

3. Frankincense

This allows you to become relaxed and grounded to your surroundings.

4. Lemon

This is a very cleansing sent.

5. Marjoram

I haven’t heard of this scent before, but it apparently helps you release your grief.

6. Geranium

This one is a happy scent and it can uplift your spirits.

7. Roman Chamomile

Chamomile is such a soothing scent.

8. Bergamot

This is another calming and uplifting scent.

9. Cypress

Cypress is a scent that will bring peace and trust to your body.

10. Clary Sage

Sage can actually balance your hormones.

11. Rosemary

Rosemary is used to reduce tension.

12. Patchouli

This brings out your self acceptance

13. Ylang Ylang

This scent can help you release your anger and frustration.

14. Sandalwood

Sandalwood will bring you a peaceful and grounding feeling.

15. Vetiver

This scent will cool down your anger and relax you.

7 day self-care challenge

7 day self-care challenge

Day 1: Sleep in and take your time getting out of bed.

Day 2: Take a long bubble bath and pamper yourself.

Day 3: Wash your bed sheets and take a shower before you lay in them at night. There is no better feeling.

Day 4: Do a workout. No it’s not fun, but you’ll feel better after you’ve done it.

Day 5: Sit down and write a list of things you love about yourself.

Day 6: Clean out your closet and donate the clothes you don’t want anymore.

Day 7: Plan something to look forward to.