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5 Ways to Practice Self Love

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, what better way to celebrate than to show yourself some love!  I often find myself frazzled and at the end of my rope, before I realize I need some time to myself. I love every minute with my kids but we all get to THAT point. This next month, my Birthday month, I have promised to find time each day for a little self love.  

When you are just having one of those days cancel plans, put on your favorite comfies and indulge.  Or maybe you're like me and one day, once in awhile isn't enough. Here are some big and little ways you can practice self love.  

  • Try something new by yourself- If you follow my posts you know I have loved jumping from one fitness class to the next. I LOVE trying new things and meeting new people. This is something I try to do at least once a month. Check out my posts on Zumba, Soul Cycle and Stroller Strides. Whether it's a class or a day alone on the beach, do something alone that you have never done alone before.  
  • Morning Routine - Wake up before everyone and give yourself 30 minutes to drink your coffee in peace. Read a book or just day dream, whatever you choose to do with your time, make sure that it is your moment to wake up and get ready for the day.  
  • Be Active -Walk, hike, run- these are a few of my favorite things. I know I can' t always go alone but planning them when the kids can snooze in the stroller sure makes it feel like I am alone. The times that I do get a moment to go alone on a walk, I stretch it out, listening to all the sounds and really just try to practice being in the moment.  
  • Meditate/Yoga - There are so many short videos on mediations online, taking 5-10minutes before you hit the sheets helps create a more peaceful sleep environment.  Not only is it great for better sleep, but it also gives me time to think about gratitude for myself and for those constantly in our lives.  
  • Pamper & Indulge - I was never a fan of the spa until I had kids. Since having kids I would give anything to visit the spa and when I go, I go big. I usually get one service, such as a massage but I arrive super early and I'll soak in the hot tub or lay by the pool for a good 1-2 hours before, then I'll follow up with time to get ready and do my make up.  There is something so calming about getting ready alone and not being rushed. Maybe going to the spa isn't your thing but try to take time to indulge in your favorites. 

How do you show yourself self love? Let me know in the comments! 

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  • Reply veronica

    i really loved this! I will start taking better care of myself for now on, i also signed up for your email!

    February 9, 2018 at 9:41 am
    • Reply Rosie

      Thank you so much! and I love that you enjoyed it <3

      February 10, 2018 at 9:28 pm
  • Reply LaToya

    Waking up before everyone else is something I’ve been talking about doing. My aunt gets up 2 hours before everyone and reads and has tea and writes in a journal. This is important.

    February 9, 2018 at 10:15 am
    • Reply Rosie

      That sounds really nice! Very relaxing 🙂

      February 10, 2018 at 9:27 pm
  • Reply Emily

    I love your advice of trying something new by yourself. I need to get better at that.

    February 9, 2018 at 5:12 pm
    • Reply Rosie

      Thank you and I hope you find something you love!

      February 10, 2018 at 9:27 pm
  • Reply Emily

    My morning routine is my “happy place”! Drinking my coffee in peace with the tv on low is just a relaxing way to start my day! Awesome read

    February 9, 2018 at 6:07 pm
    • Reply Rosie

      This sounds so peaceful and lovely!

      February 10, 2018 at 9:26 pm
  • Reply Roopika

    This is so essential! I truly believe that you can’t pour from an empty cup- so taking of your own Self is very very important. I ensure I for in 20-30 mins of exercise every day, catch up with my gal gang once in a fortnight and spend 10 minutes in the morning reading newspaper( I love this part of the day).

    February 20, 2018 at 9:38 am
    • Reply Rosie

      I am taking on the 10 minutes in the morning! It is so hard to find little bits of time but makes the day much more successful. Thank you for the sweet comment <3

      March 1, 2018 at 5:41 pm

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