He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not: 15 Ways to Bring the Love Back
by Rochelle Griffin
Only a few more days until we celebrate Valentine’s Day, the day of love. For some, they look forward to the day with anticipation. For others, it represents a day of pain. Whether you identify with the first or second group, ultimately it’s about someone else’s response TO you. I say forget that. Love yourself instead. Don’t give the power to others.
For many it’s easier said than done, as self-esteem can be buried under years and layers of “stuff.” Unfortunately when we don’t love ourselves, it often comes out in how we treat and take care of our body. Is this resonating with anyone?
This Valentine’s Day, let’s all take a stand and choose to love ourselves! If you aren’t sure where to begin, I’m going to give you fifteen easy ways to start bringing the love back.
1. Write down 10 reasons that you are you. What makes you unique?
2. Take time for yourself daily…even if just 20 min. You deserve it.
3. STOP rehashing all of your mistakes from the past. This doesn’t serve you in any way.
4. Start to journal if you haven’t. Writing down your feelings is incredibly therapeutic.
5. Give yourself permission to be happy…even if people around you aren’t.
6. Fuel your body with healthy foods. Replace one unhealthy food with a healthy choice.
7. Schedule that manicure or massage that you’ve been putting off. Seriously…go do it now.
8. Physically get moving daily. The endorphins will help you feel better.
9. Choose to be around people who lift you up. Yes, you can choose your friends.
10. Laugh…and laugh a lot!
11. Forgive those who have hurt you and most importantly, forgive yourself. This one step can lift burdens from your shoulders.
12. Make a list of what IS working great in your life. Keep the list handy to refer back to.
13. Give yourself your own Valentine’s Day gift and Enter to win Les Mills Combat!
14. Try something that’s considered “outside the box” for you. Get a different hair color (this doesn’t have to be permanent) or a new lipstick.
15. Most important…BE YOU! Stop being who others think you should be. Be true to yourself. Be authentic.
This list is only a place to start. You’ll find that as you begin to view your identity differently, you’ll find more ways to feel good about yourself. Don’t expect a change to happen overnight. Start small. Start slow. Love thyself.
To Living Your Best Life,
Rochelle Griffin, RN BSN FDN-P
Rochelle Griffin, The Wellness Detective™, is a Registered Nurse (with over 22 years experience) & a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition™ Practitioner who has transitioned her love for fitness, health, & freedom into a 7-figure International company that now helps others live Their Best Life.
She founded Your Best Life, Inc with her husband Keith after stepping onto the edge of physical ruin with her health & the health of their young son. Having experienced a complete turn-around, they now desire to give hope & support to those who are dissatisfied with their current situation.
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