As we feel stress, our body feels stress. I’ve been doing a lot more computer work recently, and my body has been feeling it. My back and shoulders have felt tighter than usual, and I was feeling pain in my right hand and arm. The stress my body felt was increasing and it was impacting my sleep, how effectively I was working and my energy. Last week, spur of the moment, I decided to get a professional massage. I had a gift card from Christmas. It was just what I needed.
As I was getting my massage, I was able to rest and rejuvenate my body and give my brain a break, which was a very self-loving thing to do.
The Self-Love Diet Tip #18 is to pamper yourself. Show your body love by doing something that will help relax your body and rejuvenate your energy.
Some Ideas On Pampering Yourself:
- Get a massage
- Get a Reiki treatment
- Do yoga
- Take a bath; you can add bath salts, relaxing music and scented candles
- Put lotion on your body
- Do QiGong
- Take a nap
- Get a manicure and/or pedicure
What activities do you find relaxing and rejuvenating?
– Emelina Minero
31-Day Self-Love Writing Challenge
January is Self-Love month, and it marks the 4th year that we’ve hosted the 31-Day Self-Love Writing Challenge. You can participate by submitting your self-love writing to be published on this blog. You can submit your writing here. You can also participate by writing your self-love posts on your own blog and linking back to the 31-Day Self-Love Writing Challenge, 2014 blog post and Facebook event. If you don’t start on January 1st, that’s fine! You can jump into the challenge whenever you want.
Win a Copy of Self-Love Diet: The Only Diet That Works
Each blog post you write is one entry into our random drawing to win an autographed copy of my book, Self-Love Diet: The Only Diet That Works. You’ll also be entered into our drawing to win our upcoming Self-Love e-products that we’ll be announcing soon.
If you don’t feel comfortable sharing your self-love writing, you can write in a journal or write yourself self-love emails. If writing isn’t for you, simply reading others’ self-love writing can be powerful and beneficial to you on your self-love journey.