Strengthen Your Self-Care This Summer!
Ready to strengthen your self-love and self-care this summer? This one practice will help you feel cared for, nourished, supported and loved… plus it will give you permission to take care of yourself, no matter what (and it only takes 3 minutes a day). This self-love practice, created by the founder of The Path of Self Love School, Christine Arylo, is so simple and it will revolutionized your life.
If you have children or work with children, you can teach this to them too so they can choose to take care of themselves instead of self-neglect & self-sacrifice themselves.
Here at The Path of Self-Love, we define self-care as making sure you have what you need on all levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. The trouble is that most of us don’t know what we need, so we don’t know how to ask for it or how to get it. Think about it… when was the last time you asked yourself what you needed?
In this video, which was created for our Raising Children to Love Themselves online course, Stacey Hoffer will walk you through this simple but mighty self-care daily practice.
The key is to do this self-love practice EVERY MORNING. It takes less than 3 minutes but it will make all the difference in your day and life. You can read the full instructions below and be sure to watch the video above to experience this daily self-care practice with a certified self-love guide!
THREE STEP SELF-CARE PRACTICE
STEP ONE: Love Start Your Day. Our good friend Kristine Carlson, author of the Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff series for women, always says, ‘How you start your day is how you live your day”. So get rid of the alarm clock and stop jumping out of bed in a rush before pausing to breathe and check in with yourself. If you start your day in alarm, you start your day contracted and blocked off, you start in panic and that is “no bueno.” The best way to awake is naturally, but if you have to have something wake you up, choose an heart opening ring tone on your phone or replace your alarm clock with a CD player that plays loving music.
STEP TWO: Check Your Life Force Energy. You have to know where your life force energy (or energy tank) is – every morning. Close your eyes, put your hand on your belly, and ask your Inner Wisdom “How full is my life force energy today?” or “How full is my energy tank today?” and ask for a number between 0 and 100 – with 100 being totally full and 0 being empty. The first number that comes is THE number, no cheating. If you are below 50, you are serving from your reserves, and really you have no business giving anything to anyone else because you don’t have enough for yourself. Here’s the scale – live by it:
STEP THREE: Ask Your Inner Wisdom What You Need + Make Sure You Receive it That Day, No Matter What! After you get your life force energy number, you want to now ask your Inner Wisdom the most important question you will likely ask all day – “What do I need to receive today?” or just simply “What do I need today?”
To access your Inner Wisdom, you keep your eyes closed, put your hand on your heart, take a deep breath, and ask this question to yourself. Keep breathing until the answer comes. It may come in a word, a sound, a picture, or a knowing. Whatever it says, you MUST make sure you receive that today. It can often be something simple like love, hugs, peace, a nap, a walk, a yoga class – it’s the simple but little things that make self-care happen and keep your energy tank full. You don’t need to take off to Tahiti for 7 days or hire a personal chef to replenish. Whatever it tells you, listen, act and remember this all day long.
And if you haven’t been talking to your Inner Wisdom, it may at first not answer at all. That’s okay. Just make something up as your answer – something you want to receive today. As you begin to show up for yourself, your Inner Wisdom will eventually start showing up for you.
THROUGHOUT THE DAY… it’s your job as your own best friend to make sure that you RECEIVE what you need. In the moments you feel cranky, crabby, stressed, pressured, drained, tired, mad, guilty, etc, remember what you need to receive and give it to yourself.
TAKE ACTION! Try this practice NOW and in the comments section below let us know 1) what your life force energy number is right now and 2) what do you need to receive today?