Welcome back, dear friend, if you are feeling down and out of sorts, and wish to reduce stress and anxiety, here is a quick and easy self-love tip you can practice right now to help you feel better.
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Sooo, to get started, our first quick and easy self-love tip to reduce stress is Practice Meditation.
As super-busy working women you recognise and appreciate the value of more me-time and self-love yet putting that into practice is daunting, especially if you have spent years, like most women, putting your family’s wants, needs and desires and work commitments in front of your own wellbeing.
And, there is nothing wrong with that.
In fact, your wish to give a safe, loving and secure home for your family is part of your reason to constantly strive to “do more and squeeze more into your day.”
All I’m saying is, there comes a time when you must put the brakes on, look in the mirror and say, “what about me, what do I want?” and turn the light of self-love on fulfilling your dreams and inner heartbeat.
In many ways, the more you practice self-love the easier it becomes to see life through the eyes of self-love and your own wellness without feeling guilty and “selfish” for putting yourself first. At the end of the day, all spiritual teachings and philosophies emphasise the importance of self-love and acceptance.
Quick & Easy Self-Love Tip to Reduce Stress #1: Meditate
If you practice meditation, you’ll know it is one of the best gifts you give to yourself.
There are lots of meditations out there and during your personal self-love journey, you will come across different techniques and experiences.
As a beginner, it is always easier to practice and learn meditation from an experienced teacher.
I have done a few online courses and one of the best learn how to meditate courses I have done is Master Your Mind Giovanni Dienstmann, from Live & Dare, 5-weeks “Master Your Mind” Meditation Programme.
Watch this video, where I share my thoughts on completing Giovanni’s Master Your Mind meditation course.
Here’s A Quick & Easy Guided Self-Love Meditation to Reduce Stress for You to Practice
- Find a quiet space where you can sit undisturbed.
- Put your phone on a timer for to 2 to 5 minutes.
- Make yourself comfortable, practice a few gentle yoga exercises to release tension from your body.
- Take 5 steady breaths in and out through your nose, allow your jaw to relax, lower your shoulders and read the following passage below out loud to yourself.
- After you have read it, sit in silence and when your timer goes off, spend a few more moment sitting still, noticing how you feel and the thoughts flowing through your mind.
- Slowly re-engage with your day.
Guided Self-Love Meditation
I breathe in peace, I breathe out love.
I breathe in light, I breathe out joy.
I breathe in forgiveness; I let go pain and sorrow.
I breathe in love and happiness, I let go of sadness.
I breathe in life and dance in tune with the rhythms of my heart.
Closing Thoughts and Call to Action
Although simple, I pray you make time to practice this gentle self-love meditation practice daily.
For the next 5 days practice this quick and easy self-care meditation practice when you wake up. You will feel refreshed, energised and best of all loved and nurtured as you start your day.
Over to You
I’d love to know how you feel after doing this meditation.
Let me know in the comment box below.
And if any of your girlfriends are feeling anxious and stressed-out, share this meditation with them. Maybe you can agree a time and practice it together.
In the meantime, take care and keep an eye out for more quick & easy self-love practices to reduce stress and anxiety and help you to #bekindtoyourself.
Love and blessings
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