” Let today be the day you love yourself enough to no longer just dream of a better life; let it be the day you act      upon it.”- Steve Maraboli


How do you treat yourself? Are you gentle and loving?  Do you take time to rest when your body tells you to? Do you eat healthy things that your body needs?  Do you go for walks or exercise to keep your body feeling good? If these are things you don’t find yourself doing often it’s okay don’t be to hard on yourself. Maybe reading this article will be the first step on embarking on a great journey of starting a healthy new life style.


What I’ve come to realize on this beautiful journey called life is that there is nothing more important than self love and self care. There are a lot of people who will hear a person say  ”I practice self love everyday” and they will think that this person is being conceited. I assure you that practicing self love is in no way being conceited. There is nothing more important than caring about the way you feel and how you treat your body, mind and spirit.  This can be in so many different ways such as the food we eat everyday, the things we watch, the people we socialize with, the things we listen to, the things we read and most importantly the things we say to ourselves(self-talk). It is so important to develop a healthy self-talk attitude towards ourselves. I have gotten into a healthy habit of practicing self- love and self-care by doing yoga and meditating daily and making the life style choice of becoming a vegan. I have found such healthy benefits in this life style choice but mind you it took a lot of hard work, determination, dedication and patience but I’m very glad I stuck with it and didn’t give up because I’ve come to realize that it was the best decision I could of ever made for myself.  Now I’m not saying that everyone should do as I do because we are all at different stages of life but we can take small steps everyday towards a life style choice that best suits us.


The best thing I would recommend to do would be to find things in your every day life that you can do that will help you either start developing a healthy self love/self care attitude or to help you continue with it. Like myself for instance,  there are a few affirmations that I enjoy saying from time to time when I need a little boost for that day such as,  I AM HEALTHY, I AM LOVE, I AM CONFIDENT, I AM FEARLESS, I AM BOLD, I AM WORTHY, I AM BEAUTIFUL.  You can use these or you can come up with a few of your own to say daily whether in the mirror while brushing your teeth in the morning or while driving on your way to work or even just before you turn in for the night. There is also this lovely website that I have found that has daily affirmations that you can use as well. The website is www.healyourlife.com. It is beautiful and full of a lot of great stuff.

There is ABSOLUTELY nothing wrong with loving yourself, taking care of your body and caring about the way you feel, wanting to feel good is a beautiful thing.  Being happy and joyful is our BIRTH RIGHT, don’t you think? I do. I love waking up each morning feeling good because I tend to spread that happiness with others where ever I go. There is no one else in the world like you so that automatically makes you awesome!  Remember you matter, the way you feel matters and you deserve nothing but the up-most best in life…. ALWAYS!  Wishing you a beautiful and healthy journey to self-love and self-discovery my friends 

Love and Light.

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