February is a challenging time for me. Around this time – I’m a little tired of the relentless cold and the lack of color and tend to take a walk on Poopy Street. I try to be a ‘hearty Minnesotan’ but it’s such a looooong season. It was out of this feeling that Self-Care & Self-Love Month was born.
Today I want to introduce the Self-Care & Self Loop. It looks like this:
It has served me well over the years and maybe it will help you too. Here’s how it works:
- Notice that you have a want or a need that would support the whole of you in some way. It doesn’t have to be complicated – cup of tea, breath, taking a quiet moment.
- Give yourself that want or need.
Simply recognizing that you have a want or need and gifting it to yourself…that’s self-care. It is seeing that your wants and needs are worthy of honoring.
This small act starts to plant seeds in your garden that grow into Self-Love. Caring for yourself fertilizes Self-Love.
Then the amazing thing is that when those flowers start blooming, your cycle continues by giving yourself MORE SELF-CARE.
It’s beautiful. Click here for a short video that has some more details and examples from my own life. Let me know if it resonates. Also, let me know what YOU do to care for yourself.
Happy February, S