How to Practice Self-Love in 8 Simple Steps

Self-care has quickly become one of the most popular trends in 2020, and for good reason. With last year’s crazy events, it has transformed our ideas of self care and self love for the better. 2020 forced us to slow down and take a look at our self-care practices and how we can prioritize it and now improve upon it in this new year. Has there ever been a more crucial time to learn how to put yourself first and elevate your self-care for physical, mental, and emotional health?  Here at Mother Nature’s Best Market we are looking for all the ways to increase a little self love. 

Stick around to see the best ways that you can upgrade your self-care habits:

Take Care of your Home Environment 

Not only is it so important to make sure your home is free of toxins and chemicals, but it is important to make it your safe place. Another thing that people have learned in the past year is that staying home has become a new normal. Since you may be at home more often, wouldn’t you want to take care of your environment a little more? Take time to decorate it how you like, put up pictures that make you happy and sayings that make you feel good. Add in live plants for decor.  Real plants have amazing benefits to emotional and physical health inside a home.  Stay clear of artificial plants that are made up of many toxins that could have a negative impact and work in a reverse way to make your home safe and chemical free. Look to therapeutic room sprays to rid your favorite spaces of negative energy.  Non-toxic candles offer an element of decor as well as beautiful scents. 

At Home Spa Days

For all the awoken homebodies of 2020, at home spa days suddenly seem like the perfect activity for a Saturday night. Using and applying non-toxic personal care products is one of the most crucial steps in taking care of all aspects of your health. Your skin is your largest organ, and what you put on it can be absorbed into the bloodstream in seconds. Luckily our website is a great source for countless chemical-free brands including bath soap, body oils, lotions, cleansers, face masks, serums, face oils, and even moisturizers

Move your Body

Self-care can look different to everyone, but one thing that should never go unnoticed is moving your body each day. Being grateful for your body is key in showing it love each day. Moving your body can be just stretching for 10 minutes every morning, going to the gym, going for a peaceful walk, or even participating in a yoga session. If your gym is closed or you don’t have a membership, workout with a youtube video or a fitness app. Whatever suits your preference, make sure that you schedule out time in your day to make this a priority. And for faster recovery from your physical activities look to clean supplements. Super foods, multi-vitamins and post workout protein supplements are useful in recovery from your choice in exercise. Your body will thank you later!

What are you Putting in your Body?

We’ve mentioned a lot about products you could use for your household or for your daily skincare practices, but what about love for the inside of your body? When you feel your best, you look your best, and that is where we come in. There are thousands of  vitamins and supplements sold in the world.  That doesn’t mean every supplement is the same.  Most supplements are filled with “fillers” such as wax, gums, and other toxic ingredients.  At Mother Nature’s Best Market, we are scouring high and low and researching on your behalf to offer the very best supplements.  If you go to our Health tab on our website, you will find a wide variety of different supplements you can trust that are free from fillers, bulkers and unnecessary ingredients (yes even supplements can be toxic) to keep your body healthy. Some of our favorite brands include Happy Healthy Hippie, Ora Organics, Hilma, and Goli. 

Practice Affirmations 

Now that we have covered the physical aspects of self-care, let’s focus on your mind. Your mind is the most powerful part of your well-being, and can affect you emotionally and physically if you let it. It’s all about learning to train it to serve you instead of fighting against you. One simple way of doing this is practicing journaling and affirmations daily. When you practice affirmations consistently, you are teaching your brain a new way to think about yourself, others, and the world. This changes the way your brain processes and perceives things, which will continue to change until you get what you have affirmed. Crazy right? The power of positivity releases you from negativity and ultimately changes your life. Make it a habit to write down your goals weekly in your journal, or saying your favorite affirmations to yourself through the mirror. You might be surprised how much you will learn to love yourself even more. 

Schedule in your Self-Care Activities Throughout the Week

It’s easier said than done showing yourself a little love, so what if you don’t have any time in the day to do these things? If you are finding it difficult to make time throughout the day for yourself, it may be helpful to set aside a specific time each day or week that is specifically your time. Write it in your digital or journal calendar. This way, you treat it like an appointment, a priority, which makes loving yourself a priority. Once this becomes a part of your schedule, you may surprise yourself how much more productive you may become in all areas of life.

Make Sure Self-Care is also Self-Love

With 2020 encouraging everyone to become a homebody, there can be hundreds of different ways to practice self-care. The purpose of self-care should not be wellness trends and maxing out your credit card, but having more self-love. In the midst of everything that has happened, it all comes down to making sure you are showing self-love and creating a better relationship with yourself. Your self-care routine, your physical activities, and even meditation can be as simple or complex as you would like. There is no specific definition for self-care because it is different for everyone. Above all, getting to know what speaks to you and what makes you happy will always be the most important act of self-care there is.