“I was glad my father was an eye-smiler. It meant he never gave me a fake smile because it’s impossible to make your eyes twinkle if you aren’t feeling twinkly yourself. A mouth-smile is different. You can fake a mouth-smile any time you want, simply by moving your lips. I’ve also learned that a real mouth-smile always has an eye-smile to go with it. So watch out, I say, when someone smiles at you but his eyes stay the same. It’s sure to be a phony.”
― Roald Dahl,
In today’s blog I’m going to discuss about self -love that often goes unnoticed in our daily hectic life. We don’t give enough time to appreciate ourself, to stop by and smell those flowers, to see the gorgeous sunset , or look at the stars at night or to listen to the birds singing the spring song. We have limited ourselves in this mechanical world so much that we have forgotten to take care of our body and soul. Life is not just about getting a secured job, having a family etc., its also about rediscovering the connection between your soul with Nature.
So be gentle with yourself, you are the best that you can be. And I’m here today to help you out, to tell you, how you can practice self – love on a daily routine. Its going to be a long one, so take a seat, sip some lemon-tea, place some saltines on a plate and make yourself comfortable. Self-love begins from the moment you wake up early morning. Here are some of the morning rituals for self-love.
Loving yourself will work only when you accept yourself in whatever way you are. You might be flawed, imperfect, weird but still you are magically beautiful in your own way. Nobody can be you and that’s your superpower. The above given morning routine will take hardly an hour from your morning schedule but it will give you a positive boost to love and appreciate yourself throughout the day.
The more you pamper yourself, the more you will fall in love with your body and soul. After you take your morning shower, apply after bath oil to keep your skin soft and supple. I prefer carrot seed oil which has healing, regenerative and anti-aging properties. I use Biotique Bio Carrot-Seed Anti-Aging After Bath Oil which works wonder on my skin. Also an soothing eye gel to get rid of under eye lines and dark circle. I use Biotique Bio Sea Weed Revitalizing Anti-fatigue Eye Gel which comes with a reasonable price. Also they are cruetly-free products.
I strongly believe in the power of positive thinking. Fill your home with positive energy charged by Rose Quartz Crystal. Keep it at your hall or a nook where your family is most active. It brings harmony & wellness to you and your family. It is believed by age old witches that if you wash your face with water charged with rose quartz it will fade away wrinkles. Do not keep this stone in sunlight as it color will fade which reduces its charge. Instead charge it at moonlight . Sounds fascinating right? You can also meditate holding your rose quartz to calm your mind and soul .
To lift your free spirit take a detox bath with Epsom Salt, baking soda and essential oils. The minerals in it such as magnesium will help to reduce stress, anxiety, fatigueness, nervousness and also helps in relieving joint-pains.
BE GOOD TO YOURSELF. TAKE SOME ME-TIME
Once done with the morning routine, You are ready to get out and conquer the world with a positive attitude. But even for the stars to shine, there should be some darkness. To stay happy throughout a monotonous day and not letting anxiety and depression take over you , you need to keep your mind straight and stable. Here are some tricks that will help you to stay happy all day.
Because The most imortant relationship in Life is with yourself. Learn to say NO , because you are not responsible for others happiness.
“It is not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary”.
- Mandy Hale
Adopting a hygge life can help you in being happy. You can read my previous blog “Recipe of Spring Hygge” to learn how a decluttered/minimalistic life can help you to stay content.
So lets begin our day from this moment to love ourself as our most important mantra. Sharing our happiness with our friends in a cafe with a cup of coffee and cinnamom rolls. Because we are millenials, we can handle the storm with a light humour, a cup of coffee and our confidence.
Its time to take control of our life, build our self esteem and radiate positivity, as we have promised to love ourself and never give up because everyday is a blessing. Carry the love and kindness with you and share it with whoever you meet. Because Life is all about karma. You get what you give.
Sometimes Life may seem unrational and unfair to you. Detach yourself away from such negative things and stay close to people who makes you smile and happy.
Cherish each moment with them. Those endless nights when you stayed awake together talking all your heart out or those cross – country hikings you and your best friends had. Those are moments which will make memories.
” Life is kind of like a party, you invite a lot of people, some leaves early, some stays all night, some laugh with you, some laugh at you, and some show up late. But in the end, after the fun, there are a few who stay to help you clean up the mess. And most of the time, they aren’t even the ones who made the mess. These people are your real friends. They are the ones who matter most”.
But until we find such a friend, we have to be on our own with a kindred heart. Your free spirit vibe will attract your tribe.
Till then promise me to keep loving yourself.