I like to think that self love is a learned behavior. It’s the act of learning yourself and accepting who you are wholeheartedly. Finding self love is a journey that takes lots of dedication and every day effort. As Valentine’s Day approaches I find myself thinking about the act of love; but what does that mean?
This love holiday isn’t just about swooning your mate to make him or her feel extra special, or about bashing your ex with your girls because you may still be heart broken. It’s about finding the act of love and acknowledging it, whether it’s self love or any kind of love. Together with my fellow curvy friend, Kala Riggins of ModelMayI.com, we put a fun V-Day look book to share a little self love inspiration! Check out the look book below and 3 Ways I make sure I show my self a little extra TLC:
1. Go after your hearts desire. Following things you naturally love is always a sure way of investing into your self care, because you naturally like it. Make sure you include things that you yearn for into your daily activity. Even if that means taking the scenic route home, or waking up a little early to stop by your favorite coffee shop. This extra measure help’s you spend much needed time with self.
2. Always groom. No really, this sounds insane but it’s true … we tend to throw ourselves on the back burner, delaying hair appointments, wearing lounge clothes all day, not getting dressed … or even sleeping in rags at night. The more you groom yourself, the better you feel! So doll yourself up a bit, sleep in that pretty little number, not just for bae, but for you!
3. Find time to reflect. We are always in the midst of hustling, and achieving goals, so much so that we lose the chance to reflect on our growth and be proud of it. So take that extra time to give yourself a pat on the back every once in a while. Stop and smell the roses!
How do you fall in love with yourself?
“Falling in love with yourself doesn’t make you vain or selfish it makes you indestructible.”
Look Book Details:
Black Bralette Set: Ashley Stewart
Cami Sets: Adore Me