I’m sorry..... I am guilty as charged!
I can’t hide it anymore.... it’s love!
I am a true romantic at heart and can be a total mush when I watch romantic movies.
Have you seen people glow like the Northern Star when they are in love. And with good reason too. Research has shown how falling in love or experiencing the feeling of love balances our hormones, boost our immunity, de-stresses our hearts, brain and body, enhancing our vitality and health.
It’s the most powerful, perfect anti-aging treatment I know. And luckily, it’s free too!!
However, it’s easy to search for love outside of us.
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway wrote,
“Love is one of the most powerful energies on the planet. We are born with love within us but some of us put so much focus on finding love and approval "out there" that we never get a chance to truly develop it within ourselves. We look for it in the external world--from parents, partners, friends, bosses, new people we meet, people we admire. If any one of them disappoints, devastation follows.”
Have you heard women say when they stopped looking so hard and just focused on themselves, they then meet the man of their dreams? Why does that happen? I believe it’s when you truly love yourself and know what you want, that you attract the man that loves you the way you deserve to.
For some, it’s easier than others depending on cultural conditioning and upbringing.
However, I find universally, taking good care of your skin is one of the best ways to love yourself and feel appreciated.
Imagine you have the power to create the perfect lover, wouldn’t you want him to have the best hands ever to massage and caress your skin the best way he can?Instead of waiting for the perfect man or lover to appear (or even to train your man to efficiently do it), why don’t you start the ritual yourself!
For the month of February in the spirit of Valentines, I’ll be posting Smart Skin Solution videos in my coming blogs! Think of it as Skin Care Routines 101 but the proper way of doing it! The best from the East and the West. Professional routines which you can master at home. The aim is to enhance the effects of your current skin products so you will fall in love with your skin and feel proud looking in the mirror! I’m really excited to share this video series with you.
In the meantime, if you need a little help to start this self-loving ritual, try this fun exercise below:-
Daily Love Notes
Send yourself a love note every day (for at least 30 days) with a new message of encouragement and love.
Think it's weird? Think again. If you were falling in love with someone, how would you feel if he emailed you some loving words of encouragement every day, just because they care?
You would feel high on life, happy, whole, and thrilled. You would feel like something magical is happening. You w ould be uplifted and empowered becausesomeone is thinking of you by constantly letting you know how they feel about you. In this case, you are creating all the same feelings--by yourself, for yourself.
You can write anything you choose. Some examples to get you started: Tell yourself how beautiful you looked today; give yourself a pat on the back for any good job you have done; thank yourself for all the good things you do for others in a day; write yourself a romantic note celebrating all your virtues!
You can sit down and write all 30 notes and mix them up in a bowl, where you pick one up each day before you go to work or at the end of long day. Or you can ask an understanding friend to strategically hide them so you get little surprises each day. Or you can be more spontaneous and write a note each day in pretty, sweet-smelling paper and read them again the next few days.
It’s a great way to restart a love affair.... with yourself or even with someone special.
Over to you....
What is the ONE thing you will commit to doing more of to honour yourself this month? Share your comments below. Would love to hear from you.
Until next week when I post the first Smart Skin Solution video, have a wonderful weekend and have fun getting to know you again!
To your beautiful skin, life and happiness.