75 Ways to Love YOURSELF

Valentine’s Day is here and, while we’re all about showing others how much we love them, sometimes you’ve got to love the one you’re with and that’s YOU! Too often, we women love on everyone else but ourselves. We feel guilty or selfish for taking or even making time for ourselves. Well, enough of that!

Don’t wait until your batteries are dead to seek a recharge. How else can you fill someone else’s cup if yours is continually running on empty? Here’s a list of 75 easy ways to love yourself and recharge. Is there something you do that didn’t make the list? Let us know!

  1. Take a drive to someplace new
  2. Set healthy boundaries
  3. Take a nap
  4. Create a vision board
  5. Write down affirmations and put them up where you will see them daily
  6. yogaDo some yoga (if it’s new to you, search “beginner yoga” on YouTube)
  7. Take a walk
  8. Volunteer someplace that aligns with your values
  9. Engage in random acts of kindness
  10. Watch a movie/television show/comedy special that makes you laugh
  11. Go for a walk
  12. Buy a mug that you really love and use it for your daily coffee/tea
  13. Give yourself an at home facial
  14. Get a massage
  15. Spend 15 minutes being still and focusing on your breathing
  16. Listen to your favorite music
  17. Buy yourself some amazing underwear
  18. Journal
  19. bath bombsBuy something special for an indulgent bath – bubbles, oil, bath bomb, etc (we’re in love with Ritzy Bath Bombs)
  20. Spend time reading your favorite magazine or book and refuse to feel guilty about it
  21. Buy yourself flowers
  22. Eat a treat
  23. Go to bed early
  24. Paint your nails/toes
  25. Disconnect from electronics for the day
  26. Color
  27. Declutter a room or space
  28. Put on your pj’s after work and binge watch your favorite show
  29. Ask for help if you need it
  30. Say no if it’s appropriate
  31. Invite your favorite scent into your home with a candle/diffuser
  32. Make a list of all the things you’re grateful for
  33. Go for a swim
  34. Play with a pet
  35. Remove negative people from your social media
  36. Try a new makeup technique you’re interested insleep in
  37. Take a class you’ve always wanted to take
  38. Plan an evening with no to-do’s
  39. Dance
  40. Sleep in
  41. Try a new restaurant
  42. Get dressed up, do your hair/makeup, and take selfies just for fun. If it makes you feel good to do it, post them!
  43. Get a manicure/pedicure
  44. Sit in the sun
  45. Re-read your favorite book from childhood
  46. Blow bubbles
  47. Plant something
  48. Buy amazing sheets (we love Clara Clark 1800 thread count; less than $30 on eBay for sizes up to King!)
  49. Doodle
  50. Wear something that makes you feel like you could conquer the world
  51. Buy the shoes
  52. Set realistic expectations for yourselflove yourself
  53. Take control of your finances
  54. Choose your outfit for tomorrow before you go to bed
  55. Make a list of all the things you love about yourself
  56. Clear your closet/dresser of anything that no longer fits or you no longer wear
  57. Rearrange your furniture
  58. Swap a bad habit for a good one
  59. Learn to cook something new from scratch
  60. Listen to an inspiring TED Talk
  61. Wash your face before bed and use a moisturizer
  62. Go to bed when you’re tired
  63. Create a bucket list
  64. Find a fun DIY activity and do it
  65. Visit your favorite coffee shop
  66. Buy new socks
  67. Clean up your email inbox
  68. Be okay with not knowing all the answers
  69. Spend time with a friend in real life instead of just onlinedoctor appt
  70. Buy new pillows
  71. Take care of something you’ve been avoiding
  72. Schedule a doctor’s appointment for your annual checkup
  73. Make your physical/mental/emotional health a priority
  74. Eat breakfast
  75. Schedule regular “me” time
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