Self Love Is In The Air
Posted by: Ronda Devereaux | February 2, 2014 | 2:22 pm
Since February is supposed to be the month of love, I want to make it the month of self love too. Are you with me? Self love is a topic women struggle with (men too), but seldom talk about. Look up how many searches there are for self love and self esteem (they go hand in hand) and it is in the hundreds of thousands. Yet you don’t hear women sitting around having coffee and talking about it. Who wants to say that they don’t love themselves? Or who will actually admit that they do??? Not sure what I mean by that? Check out this old blog I did on What do you love about yourself –
Self Love seems to be elusive for many of us. Not when we are 5 or 6 or even 11 – it happens around the time we go from tweens to teens and if we ever do realize what has happened it seems it’s a long road back home (and by home I mean back to that innermost part of you). How many of us can honestly complement ourselves without feeling foolish? Or honor and state our gifts without feeling boastful? This is only one component of self love but it proves my point.
A lot of the things I teach are about going back to basics. If we don’t have a firm foundation under us, eventually we are going to fall on our butts. In honor of the basics, I am going to ask you to take a mini refresher course and ask yourself a few probing questions (you know me, I love questions).
Take a look back over the past month or two (the holidays should add quite the mix in here) and ask yourself –
- Are you compassionate with yourself no matter the circumstances (ie. even when you make mistakes?).
- Have you broken agreements with yourself that you need to clean up and reestablish?
- Have you set goals for yourself or committed to action steps that you haven’t fulfilled?
- Are you eating nourishing foods, exercising your body and getting proper rest?
- Are you taking time each day for stillness and to connect within?
If you notice, many of these foundational examples goes back to a very simple principle. Trusting ourselves. Things that make us go hmmmmm. Make a list of some of the basics that you have been neglecting and create an action plan to reintroduce them into your daily schedule. This is not about becoming a task master and ridiculing yourself for not doing things. This is about knowing that you are worth it and taking the time for yourself just because. Remember, it all starts with the basics.