How Do I Love Me, Let Me Count the Ways

I’m starting this New Year with a deeper commitment to loving myself.  Which inspires me to ask, what does that really mean? How do I love myself, and how can I do it even better?

A few years ago I wrote a post titled, How do I love me? Let me count the ways. Thinking about the value of this question and the need to be reminded to love myself, I thought this would be a good month to share it with you again, along with some new additions. These are just a few ways that I demonstrate loving to myself (when I remember to) that uplift and support me in my life.

After you read the list, think about what nourishes you, feeds your soul and makes you happy. You deserve to be loved by you, everyday.

How do I love me, let me count the ways…

1.    Make time for activities I enjoy

2.    Surround myself with positive and supportive people

3.    Spend time in nature

4.    Listen to my feelings with compassion and understanding

5.    Sing in the shower

6.    Cook delicious and healthy food that nourishes my body

7.    Listen and honor my intuition

8.    Spend time with people I love

9.    Rest my body when I’m tired

10.   Dance in my kitchen

11.    Speak to myself with kind and loving words

12.   Make time for silence

13.   Express my creativity in fun and enjoyable ways

14.   Walks in the fresh morning air in my neighborhood

15.   Listen to music that moves me

16.   Share love and appreciation with others

17.   Take hot bubble baths

18.   Sit in the shade of an old oak tree on a hot summer day

19.   Smile at strangers

20.   Having an adventure, going some place new

21.   Treat myself to dinner out at a favorite café

22.   Color in a coloring book

23.   Take myself to the beach or go with a friend

24.   Play with my puppy Sadie

25.   Buy myself flowers

How do you love you?  I would love to know, share with me and leave a comment.