Self-love is a mindful gift that you give yourself. Whether or not you celebrated love with another being yesterday, you need to have self-love every day.
DID TECHNOLOGY JOIN YOU ON VALENTINE’S DAY OR NOT?
It’s the day after Valentine’s Day. How did you do? Did you mindfully connect with your loved ones? If you missed Sunday’s post about whether or not technology should join you at the Valentine’s Day table, here’s the link: http://enchantedjourney.club/technology-off-l…s-valentines-day/ It’s not too late to consider what your choice will be regarding technology at your next celebration.
FOCUS ON SELF-LOVE
Speaking of celebrations, we’re enjoying our retreat from stress through the practice of mindfulness. The Dragons of Stress can sneak up and startle the daylights out of you. It’s a good time to corral them and send them outside. During today’s midweek Enchanted Breath, our mindfulness focus is on self-love.
ENCHANTED BREATH MEDITATION
So step away from your stress for a few moments. Don’t worry, it will likely still be waiting for you when you return. Unless of course, you mindfully create a boundary between you and it.
Take a deep and cleansing breath in, and exhale forcefully, emptying your lungs of any stagnant energy. Repeat. Jostle your shoulders back and forth to jangle out the tension. Gently roll your head around in one direction. Roll your head in the opposite direction. Come to a still and quiet resting posture.
BE MINDFUL OF PRACTICING SELF-LOVE
During this month of love, pay attention to self-love. It’s probably the most ignored.
- -Name five qualities you love about yourself.
- -Now name five ways in which you demonstrate self-love.
- -Add two more ways to the list that you can practice self-love and self-care.
- -Be mindful this week of incorporating them into your regular routine.
- -Gently pat your hand on your heart and repeat, “All is well. All is well.”
Enchanted Breaths are the “ahh, the haha, and the aha! of life.”
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