“Practicing self-love means learning how to trust ourselves, to treat ourselves with respect, and to be kind and affectionate toward ourselves.” - Brené Brown
Now, more than ever, we need self love.
In our age of perfectionism and what can sometimes feel like increasing chaos around us, practising self love is one of the most important actions we can take to make sure we’re okay. It can help us learn to be kinder to ourselves so we can enjoy our lives to the fullest.
Self love is not only a method to take care of our bodies and stay fit and healthy but to pay attention and heal ourselves mentally and emotionally as well.
The words ‘self love’ are so often thrown about but it takes some practice to really understand what self love means and to make it part of ourselves, naturally.
Self love is not simply treating ourselves to spa days or a massage every now and then. It’s not just about loving ourselves on our most Instagram-worthy days. It’s about liking ourselves – and being there for ourselves – even during the moments where we usually wouldn’t. During the embarrassing, confusing, and heart-wrenchingly depressing moments, too.
Self love is unconditional.
But to achieve self love is also a journey, and often a really hard feeling to practice, too.
It’s about recognising that each of us is human and that we make mistakes sometimes.
It’s about treating ourselves like we would treat our closest friend: with understanding and compassion. It’s not only about taking care of ourselves, or detoxifying and simplifying our lives (where we can), but also not being afraid to ask for help and to rely on others.
It’s about paying attention to our inner dialogue and recognising when we’re not treating or ‘talking’ to ourselves kindly – and taking actions to change the way we do.
Our mission through our self love section is to help all of our #cecilesisters on their journeys of self love and to feel confident in the skin they are in.