“Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world”- Lucille Ball
Taking care of your beautiful self is one of the most rewarding things you can do for your own vitality and wellbeing.
Not only is your soul’s lesson here to find the purpose for your existence and to inspire others along the way- its ultimate goal is to transform you from being imprisoned by the physical body, so that your focus is on the oneness of all beings.
Only you have true power and mastery over your thoughts and emotions. Even when it seems like life is presenting one disaster after another to you, it’s possible to take a step back from it all and realise that the struggles you are facing, are all in the mind. You have the choice to engage them or not.
Following your own self-care routine that focuses on empathy, forgiveness and self-love is essential when it comes to carving the way for your own spiritual transformation.
Along the way you may face many obstacles that try and prevent you from reaching your destination: fear, doubt, anxiety. Endless thoughts that do nothing to serve your highest good may permeate your mind leaving you feeling defeated and lethargic about your life purpose. Or even your reason for living.
This is why self-care is so important. It teaches you to let go. And no it doesn’t always mean treating yourself to expensive pedicures or spa days. That’s all about feeling good in the moment. But true self-care can last a lifetime and always starts from within…
Knowing what you want and the type of behaviour you will accept into your life, means you treat yourself with the ultimate respect. You expect others to treat you well and won’t put up with bad behaviour.
You know you are a worthy person and therefore attract people who treat you with the highest respect.
When you truly believe this on a subconscious level, then you naturally attract the right connections into your life.
This could mean spending more time doing what you love, engaging in a creative activity or simply doing nothing but being mindful of the present moment. What do you enjoy doing with your time?
Spend more time focusing on how you want to feel and less time worrying.
Creative pursuits such as writing, drawing, dancing or painting are all meaningful ways to spend your time and encourage anxious thoughts to dissipate.
See for yourself how your spirit naturally starts feeling lighter when you are doing what you love.
Or rather, spend time with people who make you feel complete. For you already are complete on your own. You don’t need anyone to help you to feel this way.
Life is simply about learning to surround yourself with the people who have your best interests at heart. And acknowledging that you are always divinely protected.
Spending time with people who care for you means you embody more loving energy to give to the world. It all starts from within.
Doubt is one of the biggest roadblocks to success.
If you can learn to let go of everything that scares you, then you can let in the love and abundance that you have otherwise been resisting.
Doubt has a low energetic frequency that can dampen your mood and make you believe in your own limitations. Letting go of fears means allowing a Universe of possibilities to flow to you.
Instead of feeling doubt, focus on being hopeful as this creates a more positive emotion. Staying hopeful for the future and grateful for what you already have, allows you to attract wonderful new opportunities, people, events and places into your existence.
Giving up a little of your time to care for others; volunteering, care giving, or perhaps supporting someone financially – all have various benefits for both the giver and the receiver.
The simple act of giving to others, without expecting anything in return can make us feel good and can be one of the most unexpected forms of self-care.
By helping others as we would do for ourselves, we give the gift of love and this energy naturally starts to radiate out to everyone we come across.
Nothing ever gets done if you forget to speak your truth. Being open with your thoughts, feelings and emotions is a vital part of self-care.
It’s much healthier to express yourself rather than to bottle everything up and try to forget that the emotional drive is eating you up from the inside. It’s much better to find channels to express your message through creativity, singing, writing…
Perhaps you have no one who knows how you truly feel. Opening up about your thoughts and feelings can be a daunting experience.
Yet it’s for the betterment of all that you learn to cope with them and better understand why this feeling is coming up and what it is trying to tell you. Then you can learn how to process it better in turn.
Learning to quiet the mind through meditation is one of the most essential self-care keys to creating a happier and more harmonious sense of self.
The emotional ups and downs of life can take their toll on your mind and immune system so learning to meditate can be a powerful way of controlling and regaining the Self – away from the illusions of the world.
Meditation can also enable you to experience who you really are, before the world tried to teach you. Meditation may sound easy but all too often you may find yourself simply sitting with your thoughts.
When you aren’t focusing within, you may be bringing up old emotions and thoughts from the past – or desires from a future that does not yet exist.
That’s why learning how to meditate – even for a few minutes each day, can make a big difference to your overall sense of self. It’s like pressing the ‘Reset’ button on the mental confusion, allowing clarity to come into the mind.
If you’d like to learn to meditate from home, why not try this simple ‘Master Your Mind’ course – it’s a 5 week in-depth program, that can help you to cultivate peace and clarity, sharpen your mind, stay focused and expand your awareness.
All of these simple steps when taken as a whole, will encourage you to stay focused on your self-care routine and over the long term, Self Realisation will naturally lead onto giving you the truth and guidance necessary for the highest transformation of your spirit.