This being the week of Valentine’s Day, my favorite yoga instructors have been talking a lot in class about loving yourself and taking care of yourself, and that message really resonated with me. It’s easy to put the needs of others before your own needs, but if you don’t take care of yourself, how will you have the strength to take care of anyone else?
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I’m making a commitment to do something for myself every day, even if it’s something as small as getting in some alone time or even just foam rolling any sore muscles. I know that I’ll be happier when my needs are met, which in turn will give me more energy to do everything I need to do in my daily life.
Do you make an effort to take time to take care of yourself?
What will you do today or this week to practice self love?
And please check out Lauren Fleshman’s article “Let’s Keep it Real About our Bodies,” which is a fantastic article also about loving yourself and your body.