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“I am worthy, I am whole, I am love”

Hi Bellas,

‘Tis the season of giving!
Give yourself the gift that keeps on giving, Self-Love! 
Self-love doesn’t come easy but it’s necessary. Here at The Bella Vita, we believe in practicing self-love everyday.

Here are a few tips to help you develop Self-Love:

  • Practice Love: Do you know what love looks like? Do you know what love feels like? Before you can give it to yourself, you may need to explore love as a concept. Put your “love goggles” on and walk out the door. Where do you see love in your everyday life? Can you find love in a stranger? Can you find love on your way to work?
    Warning: You may find love EVERYWHERE.
  • Set Limits To Your Love: It’s okay to say no. Know your limits and find your voice. You don’t have to give all of yourself all of the time. If you want to have a night to yourself to watch Netflix alone, then do so!
  • Rediscover Yourself: Ask your friends, family members and loved ones what they love about you? I know this may feel uncomfortable at times, but TRY IT. You might discover new strengths and qualities about yourself.
  • Stop the Cycle: When you hear self-hate from yourself or from others, take action. Interrupt self-loathing cycle with your favorite song or affirmation. “I am love, love I am.”

Why is Self-Love the Gift That Keeps on Giving?

  • Forgiveness: If you love yourself, not only can you forgive yourself, but you can forgive others. Self-love teaches us that love is unconditional and that sometimes we make mistakes.
  • Perseverance: If you love yourself, you love all aspects of yourself, no matter how painful or scary. The darkness deserves just as much love as the light. Self-love requires discipline.
  • Courage: If you love yourself, you can journey into the darkness knowing that challenges may arise and you will be okay no matter the outcome. Self-love empowers us to try something new!
  • Hope: People can see self-love on you — it looks and feels different. If you love yourself, it will inspire others to do the same. They can see that it’s possible and wonderful. It’s contagious. Self-love can spark something beautiful in others.

Self-Love Gifts:

  • Dive into a new book
  • Light your favorite candle
  • Try out some essential oils
  • Start a journal
  • Make a cup of tea
  • Turn your phone off for a hour or two
  • Doodle
  • Sign up for a Yoga/Meditation class
  • Take a bubble bath
  • Maybe even a spa day!

REMEMBER: Self-Love is a special, one-of a kind gift that can only come from you…And it’s priceless.

Happy Holidays!

From The Bella Vita Family

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