What if you decide to love yourself wholy and firstly………before everyone and everything else? YES!!! We spend so much time caring for others that we forget to stop and love ourselves first.
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to sit down and write myself a love letter and I would love to share with you how I did that. Have you ever written yourself one before? They are a great way to allow us and help us release emotions, no matter if that emotion is happiness or sadness, they all need to be released. It wasn’t because I was feeling bad about myself or down in any way but it was a great reminder of who I am, where I came from, what I have overcome and exactly where I was going. I was taking that crucial step in reminding myself that I am worth it!!
Here is how I started my letter, I found myself my Young Living Essential Oils and applied some Bergamot (diluted) topically to my wrists and just behind my earlobe, just enough so the aroma would waft by my nose while I was writing myself my love letter. I personally find this essential oil quite stimulating as it embodies self love and self worth. This oil is also especially great for helping release the fear of not being good enough, emotional pain and allows us to open the heart up to receive love and self acceptance. Bergamot teaches acceptance of your very own uniqueness, self approval, joy and self confidence.
Now that we are all oiled up, the true self love test starts.
You are going to want to find yourself a nice, quiet sacred space that you can create, think and be honest with your own thoughts in. Maybe, if your like me, your going to want to pour yourself a nice, steamy cup of tea. Today I am enjoying myself some Chai Tea, do you have a favourite? The next thing that you are going to want to do is find yourself a pen and paper, not just any old pen either, one that looks almost magical and fits perfectly in your hand. I have a favourite pen to write with, do you?
Your letter can be formal, it could be in bullet points, it could be a mess, whatever it looks like for you, own it, this is your love letter my friend. Today, you are going to write like you have never written before.
Curious how to start and what you could potentially write about?
Write about your imperfections that make you uniquely you (My one eye is smaller than the other but I love myself for that) By the way, that is true!
Write about the hard times you have had to overcome, the challenges you faced and conquered, the strengths that live within you……
Write about all the special people in your life, the ones that bring out the best in you and support you no matter what
Write about your pet, the pet who loves you no matter what
Write about what you love, crafts, reading, etc.
Write about how you feel today, at this exact moment
Each time that inner voice, inner critic tries to speak up and take over, kindly remind it to go away, it’s thoughts are not needed nor wanted at this very moment. This very moment is about you and only you…..YOU DESERVE TO SHINE YOUR LIGHT BRIGHTLY!
Once you have successfully finished your letter, sign it and date it so that when you refer to it in the future, you can see exactly where you were at the time of the writing. I invite you to fold up your letter and place it in a secret spot, a spot that only you knows about, as it does hold all your deep thoughts, desires and your innate individual beauty. I always hide mine but I suppose it is your choice!
This activity is the best, especially if you write it out at the beginning of every year, but take it from me, this love letter can be written at any point in your journey.
When you refer back to that love letter, may it be a solution or reminder for you to always love yourself first and foremost and build upon that love today, tomorrow, next year and every year after.
Forever Yours, SimpleeSoulful