Tuesday, December 8, 2009
SELF-LOVEWhat ACTION are you taking & why is it so IMPORTANT!!
I just finished a four day blitz to introduce my "I am not Perfect I am REAL Beautiful Campaign" ...wow!! So many women agree with me that the media has to CHANGE the way they portray women to sell products. The media's approach is causing women of all ages to become sick...literally. Eating disorders, anxiety, depression, lower levels of self-confidence, and chronic stress are just a few of the health issues that result from media messages urging us to be PERFECT [thin, flawless, exposing our body, & fixing our body parts to be accepted]. Let's make a promise to ourselves that we will take a stand and start getting REAL today!!
Over and over throughout the several days of my campaign last week I repeated this message to many women. I thought it might be a good one to relate here as a health tip to STAY REAL Beautiful!! I have used this technique myself and it has been effective. I only relate ideas & approaches that I have tried and had success with myself...FAST & EASY approaches are my favorite, next to the FREE ONES!!
Are you ready...here it is!!
What do you do every day to demonstrate SELF-LOVE?
These ideas might appear simple and obvious, but, I know many women feel guilty about taking time out of their day to LOVE THEMSELVES. Often, it is the simplest things that are the most effective, yet we tend to search for a more complicated and sophisticated answer to our problems. But, in reality, taking time to deep breathe, sip on a cup of green tea, meditate, self-reflect, relate some positive affirmations, go for a massage, or do some yoga, without the guilt, really does make a difference in how we feel about who we are. At the same time, doing these things will support your health and well being on multiple levels. Best of all...these are FREE solutions to our deteriorating health and well being. The only thing we have to do is make the decision that we are important enough to take the vital time every day to insert at least one of these activities.
NOW HERE are a couple CRITICAL POINTS...
1. YOU NEED TO COMPLETE SELF-LOVE WORKOUTS on a consistent basis..., I guarantee, YOU will not only start to enjoy these healing moments, but start to believe you deserve them. YOU will start to feel better about yourself and believe you are worthy...thus, improve your SENSE OF SELF/SELF WORTH!
2. LIKE NIKE SAYS "JUST DO IT" ... YOU NEED TO TAKE ACTION...NO ACTION: NO CHANGE...IT'S UP TO YOU!!
3. MAKE SURE YOU TELL yourself while you are "DOING WHATEVER YOU CHOOSE TO DO TO DEMONSTRATE SELF-LOVE"...that you choose to "do it" because you WANT TO PRACTICE DEMONSTRATING SELF-LOVE.
3. AN AFFIRMATION OF SELF-LOVE
GET STARTED TODAY... just 15 minutes a day...you owe this to yourself!
Every time you take a little time here and there throughout the day to stop and do whatever it is that you feel will rejuvenate your MIND,BODY, & SOUL you will start to feel better and better!
This stuff really works...PLUS, if you can't demonstrate SELF-LOVE to yourself, who will? At the same time, you actually role model this healthy behavior to all of the women that surround you, young and old...especially all of the little young women in our lives that are growing up with tons of messages in the media teaching them that they will not be good enough unless they are thin, flawless, PERFECT and/or exposing and/or changing their bodies to and for the world in order to be accepted.
go ahead and be good to yourself today
Click here: "mantra" ...start today by just repeating the words on the mantra I created for my "I am REAL Beautiful Bookmark". This is just one example of how you can start to take time daily to feed your mind healthier media messages...we are taught without consent on a daily basis from the media that surrounds us that we are not O.K....we need to take our health into our own hands and take action to counteract the continuous negative message in the media that eat away at our sense of worth and value.
My "I am not perfect I am REAL Beautiful" & "Love Me" rings & my "I am REAL Beautiful" Mantra Bookmark were inspired to become symbolic messages in every day that I use as a reminder to love myself better. They also help me to remember that "I am REAL Beautiful" , unique, and have a purpose to make the world a better place!! To view my rings and bookmark click here .
I have given a couple examples of ways or approaches that I use and can help you to demonstrate self-love. USE THESE IDEAS OR CHOOSE YOUR OWN... choose WHAT works best for you and start at least one of them TODAY!
ANY ACTION TAKEN TOWARDS SELF-LOVE INFILTRATES THE BODY, MIND & SOUL! LISTEN TO THE MESSAGES AND WISDOM IN THESE FAMOUS QUOTES BELOW...
"SELF-LOVE IS NOT SO VILE A SIN AS SELF-NEGLECT" ...William Shakespeare
"YOU YOURSELF, AS MUCH AS ANYBODY IN THE UNIVERSE, DESERVE YOUR LOVE AND AFFECTION" ...Buddha
"A LOW SELF-LOVE IN THE PARENT DESIRES THAT HIS CHILD SHOULD REPEAT HIS CHARACTER AND FORTUNE" ...Ralph Waldo Emerson
"SELF-LOVE IS THE INSTRUMENT OF OUR PRESERVATION" ...Voltaire
" IT IS NOT LOVE THAT SHOULD BE DEPICTED AS BLIND, BUT SELF-LOVE" ...Voltaire
IT GETS EASIER EVERY DAY...LOVE YOURSELF TODAY, and Keep staying REAL Beautiful!