Strengthening my self-love muscle

 

 

Think of all the time we put into exercising and nourishing our bodies with nutritious foods…

It’s a given that if we want a flat stomach, tight glutes and toned thighs that we have to put in the work, both at the gym and in the kitchen.  But what if we put that same amount of time and energy into loving ourselves more?  (Which, I would argue, is equally, if not more important than a nice set of abs).

This brings me to my mission; I am embarking on a rigorous, high-intensity training program to help strengthen my self-love muscle.  The next year of my life will be focused on looking inside myself for happiness and learning to connect with my body and listen to its messages.  My unending struggle with acne has been my body signaling to me that my life is out of balance and that I need to nourish my mind, body and spirit from the inside out.  And just like the six-pack I’m working hard to develop, my self-love muscle is no exception.  It needs to be worked consistently and often.

Each month on the blog, I will explore a different theme or “exercise” to help work my self-love muscle.  I will offer recipes, health tips, daily learnings, inspiration, guest interviews and more as I chronicle my journey.  As a teaser to what I've got in store for you over the next year, I’ve put together a  little visual "Year At A Glance" that I hope you’ll enjoy.  I can’t wait to get started – here goes nothing!

OCTOBER – Learn self-compassion

 

NOVEMBER – Practice good self-care

 

DECEMBER –  Set boundaries

 

JANUARY – Be grateful

 

FEBRUARY –  Practice unconditional love

 

MARCH - Be mindful

 

APRIL –  Detoxify your life

 

MAY – Use mantras, quotes & books to inspire you daily

 

JUNE –  Stress less

 

JULY –  Act on what you need rather than what you want

 

AUGUST – Forgive

 

SEPTEMBER -  Live intentionally

 

It's going to be an amazing year and I thank you all for being here!

What could you do to strengthen your self-love muscle?  Which month's theme resonates most with you?