Here’s the kicker. The only way that you’ll successfully create a healthy, happy life—and commit to things like home cooking, joyous movement, and real-world connections—is by believing that you deserve it. Self-love is what empowers you to embrace life, trust your gut, break up with negative habits, and give back to the world in a truly authentic way. Until you learn how to do this, the other wellness pillars won’t stand a chance. So whether you need to break up with your negative self-talk, upgrade your personal care routine, or get comfortable saying no to others and yes to yourself, it’s time to start exercising your self-love muscle.
Put it into action: Making a commitment to self-love is just like forming any other habit, which means it’ll take time and repetition for it to become second nature. To get started I recommend showering yourself with one act of loving kindness every single day. This may include saying beautiful words to yourself, smiling at your reflection in the mirror, accepting a compliment, taking time for relaxation, or even having a long, luxurious bath. If you’d like help getting started on your self-love journey, please join me in my free four-day self-love challenge.
Diets and deprivation are not the answer to living your best life and loving the skin you’re in, so try implementing one of these four pillars today and let me know how it goes!
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