Summer is right around the corner and with the change in weather comes new and different ways to show yourself some much deserved self-love. Take some time over the next few weeks and do at least a few of these – self-love will raise your vibes and increase your happiness! I’ve included some kid-friendly ones for those of us who are moms.
- Grab a good book and a quilt, and read under a tree.
- Go hiking – make sure you stop and enjoy the scenery and fresh air!
- Lounge by a pool. While the chlorine isn’t the best for you, the sound of water while relaxing is great!
- Find a waterfall or creek, and meditate, take a nap, dip your feet in, or do whatever feels right for you.
- Give yourself a foot soak with epsom salt and lavender essential oils (or real lavender!). Not only will it make your feet uber soft, but it helps draw toxins out of your body.
- Make yourself some jarred body scrubs, with herbs, a light oil, and sugar or sea salt.
- Go to the park, lay in the grass, and find shapes and animals in the clouds.
- Take time to journal – it can be a bullet list, a regular writing journal, or even a sketch or collage book.
- Make yourself a frozen smoothie from fresh fruit – healthy and refreshing!
- Unplug for a day – Facebook, television…everything but the radio, because great music makes for great vibrational energy!
- Dance in your undies – why not? It’s hot outside anyway and dancing balances your lower chakras.
- Meditate outside! It’s easier to connect with earth when you’re actually planted on it, and you can always use a guided meditation via headphones to help.
- Create yourself some beautiful physical space – clear out your bedroom, create an altar, make yourself a little reading nook, etc.
- Visit a museum, attend a concert – get out and do something you think is fun – alone! I LOVE perusing art at The High Museum in Atlanta by myself.
- Try something new! Take a surfing lesson, or knitting lessons, or go hike that path you’ve been meaning to try.
- Go out for an ice cream (or yogurt) cone. What summer is complete without one? My favorite way of doing this is to go to the ice cream shop at the local town square and then sit on a bench and eat the whole thing.
- Start a gratitude list/journal, and add at least one thing to it every day. By the end of the summer, you will have a whole list of things for which you were grateful!
- Wake up early and watch a sunrise – find a great view if you have one close by
- Paint something – watercolor, acrylics, or even finger painting! Finger painting is a fun way to let loose. If you don’t feel like painting, you can always color!
- Go outside and star-gaze – especially during the Delta Aquariid meteor shower on July 28th and the Perseid meteor shower on August 12th.
- Pick a color that makes you happy and add more of it to your surroundings (and wardrobe!)
- Write out a personal manifesto for the summer, or for the remainder of the year
- Is it a rainy day? Open the doors and windows, and turn on some music – there are amazing rainy day playlists on Spotify and YouTube
- Drink more water, and add fresh fruit to it. I personally use this fruit infuser.
- Join us for the Love Your Voice: 20 Day Journey! Sign ups are coming to a close, so you’ll want to get in now!
What other amazing ideas do you have for a Self-Love Summer?
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