Happy Valentine’s Day Lovers! I hope that today has been a special one for you all. For us it means 6 months since Tristan and I were married which is mindblowing since the time has gone so fast. We aren’t super romantic and don’t buy one another gifts but we most definitely tell each other that we love them. We even tell our Blake we Love him. I look through Facebook and have seen the many declarations of love for one another. It’s wonderful to see so much love being shared. I believe we also need to think about ourselves. How will you love yourself this Valentine’s Day? Loving yourself is important for your own self esteem and self worth. You have probably heard the saying ‘Nobody will love you until you can love yourself”. It’s a very true statement. Here is my advice on how to love yourself:
- Be Proud of Your Achievements:
Loving yourself is hard for some people to do. I have heard many women especially say, right before they share an achievement with me, “I don’t wanna sound like I love myself but…. “. Being proud of yourself is not a bad thing! Being proud of your achievements should be encouraged as you obviously worked hard to achieve your goal, so celebrate it.
- Speak Kindly To Yourself:
Would you allow someone to speak to you the way you speak to yourself? Many times we say awful things to ourselves. Some people may do it seeking reassurance or seeking a compliment but many of us have this self deprecating quality and think it’s ok to speak to ourselves this way. I would love you to stop it now and I will too. Try an affirmations about how awesome you are and see how much better you feel.
- Look After Yourself First:
I can hear you all saying “Woah Mel, but I’m a mum, my kids come first”. Yes your kids come first but also consider that if you don’t look after yourself too, who will be around to put these kids first? Looking after yourself doesn’t mean you don’t look after them or your partner. It means doing something for yourself to allow you the energy and positive mood to share with these special people.
- Take Time For Yourself:
Self care can come in many forms. It can be as simple as having a shower alone without kids knocking and giving you time to shave your legs (Yes men this is a luxury to us). You can read a book, go for a walk or have that glass of wine with a friend. Something just for you. At Evolution Health Services we are passionate about making a healthy lifestyle simple and achievable. We want to be able to help you be a positive role model for your children and what better way than showing them how to love themselves. We offer the following services to help you care for you. Regular Exercise: Regular exercise is a great way to look after yourself. Whether it is to achieve a weight loss goal, fitness goal like running or to improve your mood after a tough day. I know Boxing helps when I am struggling mentally. Many of us put our kids first when it comes to exercise. They are first to be taken to their sport or dance class. This is a reason we have created our Outdoor Group Training where you can bring the kids along. We even have Kids Classes now to enable the whole family to see the benefits of exercise. Remedial Massage: Regular massage is something I do for myself. In my physical job, it’s important that I care for my body so that I can continue to look after my clients. Even if you don’t believe your job is physical, sitting can be just as much work on your body. Let me show you how Remedial Massage can help you to feel better and provide you with ways you can look after yourself outside of my clinic. Learn Something New: I provide my blogs to help you to learn something new. It may not be groundbreaking scientific discoveries, but I do love to share our passion for health and fitness. I want to provide real advice that you can use as you wish to create a healthy lifestyle for you and your family. You may already know it but a reminder can help put it in the foreground of your mind and start taking action. We want to create a world where parents are less stressed and demonstrate to their kids that self care is not selfish. We want our children growing up as confident, healthy and strong adults ready to take on the world. I know that’s what we want for Blake and we hope that you can see a positive future for your kids too. If you would like to subscribe to our Newsletter to receive our blog, you can Subscribe here. We hope you have had a wonderful Valentine’s Day and we would love to hear how you are going to care for yourself. Contact us here if you need advice or for us to show you some Love.