Hope your week has been awesome, and you’re ready to start off another amazing new week, if it hasn’t gone so well for you don’t worry I’m praying for you, God loves you and this week is going to be amazing for you!
So still on self care this week we are talking about physical self care!!💃
Physical self care
- What does it mean for you?
- How to practice it
- Why it’s important
So let’s begin with what it actually means:
This is the the ability of one to take care of self, love their body, consider it a gem and it involves a lot of things to do with the body.
You’re probably wondering OK, I’ve got the definition but what can I do about it?
How do i do this? Well, guess what that’s why I am here at the end of this blog definitely your questions will be answered!
So there are two things people do not understand regarding to physical self love, there is loving self, and liking self.
Let me give you examples of liking self.
- When you manage to lose a few kilos, when you do your hair and make up and look great – you like yourself.
- When you achieve something big – you like yourself.
But what happens when the opposite happens? Do you still love yourself, when you look in the mirror do you love what you have become after losing these kilos, or after achieving something, are you proud of yourself? Do you love yourself?
Hopefully, we are getting the difference now .
So let me go ahead,
How to practice Physical self love
This are a few things that helped me in my journey of loving self. I hope they help you too.
- Become aware of your inner voice
Did you know, that we always talk to ourselves but we are not always conscious of that voice, I also find myself a victim to this, but don’t worry it has a solution!
So the first step, become conscious of your inner voice, pay attention to what it’s saying.
Notice what you say when you achieve something great, when you fail, when you think you don’t look amazing, when you don’t like the image you see in the mirror among others.
Here are some of the situations in which you should keep awareness of your inner voice:
- When you wake up and look in the mirror
- When someone is really mean to you
- When you get scolded by your boss
- When you put on weight
- When you make decisions abruptly
Those, and many more. Are you still loving to yourself in these moments?
If not let’s go to step 2
Take control of your inner voice
The things you hear now, have been in your head your whole life, you may actually be amazed when you look back at some of the things you said to yourself. The more you hear something, the more you believe in it.( Did you know that) ?
So if you speak negatively to yourself, then negativity you shall produce are we together?
But you can also change these things you say to yourself, it’s not too late.
How? Everytime you find yourself speaking negatively about yourself just say no! “Cancel cancel”! This actually sends a message to your subconscious mind to ignore what you just told yourself.
After cancelling, say a new thing to yourself: this time a very loving and supportive message and just keep doing this.
At first, you will still find yourself being negative once in a while, I know it’s not easy it’s catchy. But the more you practice, the more you will believe in it. I believe you will so let’s do this.
Treat yourself like a child ;
People often ask how should they talk to themselves. After being so harsh on ourselves we don’t know what that new voice should be like.
So to help you change the tone of your inner voice, imagine yourself as a child. Some people call it your inner child. Tuning into that inner child allows you to look at yourself without judgement.
You see yourself as this little, vulnerable creature, that simply wants to be loved.
The moment you envision yourself as a child, you’ll notice that the harsh judgement melts away. It’s that simple!
After all, we all have inner children in us. There are needs that were never met when we were very young – and we carry these needs into our adult lives. We might suppress them, push them into subconscious and not even realise they are there – but I guarantee you, there are.
Treating yourself like a child allows you to cater to those needs
Love yourself emotionally and physically
What do you do when you love someone? Think of your parents, siblings, a lover or a best friend. Do you get them gifts? Do you take them out on a date? Do you pay for them? Do you spend quality time together?
So guess what!now is the time to love yourself the same way you do when you love someone.
This seems freaky right? but you can actually do it how?
- Take yourself For a date sounds weird, but you can do it.
- Take a trip alone somewhere you’ve always wanted to go.
- Go to the gym often or take yoga classes
- Buy that nice dress, shoes, tuxedo for yourself
- Take pictures of yourself as often as you wish
- Rock that amazing dress, shoes,shirt,trousers and believe you look amazing
- Dance, listen to your favorite song.
- Go and hang out where you’ve always wanted.
There are very many amazing things you can do to show love to yourself.
The more you practice acts of self-love, the stronger message you send to yourself: “You deserve it”. It’s an essential, and a fun way to practice self-love.
So just start. Follow these 4 steps. And know that if you do : You’ll wake up and you’ll feel different. You’ll be in love. With yourself.
It all begins with you sweetheart! YOU
Lastly, let’s look at why it’s important;
- You will learn with time, that you do not need to be perfect, you are amazing just the way you are.
- Other people’s image of you will not matter, because you love yourself physically, emotionally.
- You will learn that you do not have to be exactly like someone else, we are different.
- You will appreciate yourself more often.
I really hope you are going to practice these amazing steps of physical self love.
I love you all, and I would love your additions and topics or questions on this matter.
Till the next episode, I remain
Grace Natukunda Lynne