50 Ways to Show Yourself Some Love

It’s so easy getting caught up in all the to-dos of the day that a little self love can seems impossible to squeeze in. Here’s some simple ways you can show yourself some love and de-stress throughout the day.

You are beautiful!

    1. Smile at yourself in the mirror! You are beautiful, lady!
    2. While you’re at the mirror, run your fingers through your hair and take a few seconds to rub your scalp. Release some of that tension.
    3. Put on your favorite lip gloss or lipstick, even if you don’t plan on leaving the house.
    4. Eat sitting down. Such a small thing can make a huge difference. 
    5. Soak your feet for a few minutes.
    6. Exercise.
    7. Make a face mask to wake up and refresh your face. 
    8. Paint your nails.
    9. Do a stretch to relieve neck and shoulder tension.
    10. Close your eyes and just breathe. Exhale your worries for a minute or two. 
    11. Read a chapter of your favorite book.
    12. Kiss someone you love.
    13. Open your windows and enjoy the air and view for a moment. 
    14. Watch an episode of your favorite guilty pleasure show. 
    15. Allow yourself as much time as you can spare to play the latest phone game craze. Temple Run, anyone?
    16. Go for a walk and breathe in the fresh air.
    17. Plant a flower in your backyard. Live in an apartment? Here’s some ideas for small space planters.
    18. Write a list of things you’re grateful for today.
    19. Knit yourself a scarf. Finger knitting is amazing and super easy! 
    20. Declutter your phone apps; Declutter your mind.
    21. Set an auto responder on your email and ignore it until tomorrow.
    22. Sit outside with a cup of coffee.
    23. Watch a movie that empowers you. I’m partial to Mulan. 🙂
    24. Draw something that inspires you.
    25. Finish that craft project  you put down months ago.
    26. Go to the movies alone and get a huge popcorn just for you.
    27. Rearrange your furniture that way you’ve always wanted to try.
    28. Make your favorite meal.
    29. Find inspiration for your next favorite meal on Instagram. Who doesn’t love #foodporn?
    30. Read the magazine you’ve been meaning to finish all month.
    31. Clip inspiration from that magazine and create an inspiration board/wall/swipe folder. 
    32. Log in your bullet journal.
    33. Take a nap.
    34. Color! It’s therapeutic.
    35. Pet your fur baby and tell them about your day. (Yes, I’m serious!)
    36. Get a massage or go to a spa.
    37. Clean up the house. I always feel tons better when my living space is organized.
    38. Give yourself permission to sit and do nothing.
    39. Take a selfie and smile, with teeth!
    40. Hug your children.
    41. Take an extra long shower or soak in the tub (with bubbles and wine if you’d like).
    42. Speaking of wine, have a glass of wine.
    43. Meal plan for the week to save yourself from those, “OMG! What are we going to eat?” moments.
    44. Call a girl friend and chat for a few minutes.
    45. Walk around your favorite store.
    46. Go for a drive and belt out your best Whitney, Mariah, or whoever makes you feel like a superstar.
    47. Get lost in a museum.
    48. Listen to your favorite song and have an impromptu dance party in your living room.
    49. Have a zen afternoon at the library where quiet is not optional.
    50. Just sit down! Even for a second! It helps, I promise.



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