The SELF-LOVE Issue•
Posted on January 31 2020
It's time to get personal, girls.
I wasn't always good at self-love.
As a matter of fact, it never even crossed my mind. If love is a verb, then so is self-love. I had less than zero actions of love toward myself. It was work, work, work, and work some more. I was always so busy that it honestly never occurred to me to invest in myself. At it's core, that's what self-love is all about. Self-love in action isn't just a catch-phrase here at GGM, it is what we should be dedicating time to regularly.
I have issued a challenge for myself this month, and I encourage you to join me:
The Self-Love Challenge.
What can you commit to this month to actively show yourself some love?
My personal Self-Love Challenge is to add some kind of workout to my Monday-Friday schedule.
Often, I work from home. My alarm goes off and I have my celery juice, take Romeo out and get on the computer. By the time I look up again, it's usually around 2. "How is it 2 in the afternoon already!?" is what I find myself saying.
I have come to see that on the days I work out, I have more energy, I feel mentally lighter and I'm far more productive. I think I'm just a better person overall when I work out. So, this month, I am making it a part of each workday. That's not to say I don't work on the weekends, I'm writing this on a Saturday. I'm just looking for that feel good feeling during the week and an actionable way to achieve it. I think the accountability of having to be somewhere is what's going to set me up for success. I am committing to it.
What can you commit to? Here are some Self-Love ideas for you this month.
- Weekly get together with a girlfriend, sister or your mom, for example.
- A new physical activity weekly.
- One day a week to work on your personal development, reading a new book, journaling, making a vision board, for example.
- Leaning into self care with an at-home spa day, scheduled weekly.
- Sign up for a course that will bring you pleasure.
- Volunteer for the month.
Here's what I know for sure: it's not easy to change our routines and get into a new groove. But our self-love regimen demands it of us. If we can't commit to it for ourselves, then who else will? Drop a note in the comments how you will be putting self-love into action this month.