Continuing with February’s theme of self-love, today we’re looking at how to love yourself and exploring some of the best tips and tricks credited with helping to boost self-esteem.
Women in particular it seems, are increasingly falling victim to worrying levels of self-doubt and low self-worth, in dire need of a lesson in self-love.
74% of girls say they are under pressure to please everyone (Girls Inc, The Supergirl Dilemma) and a staggering 67% of women believe they need more support building confidence to feel like they can be leaders (KPMG Women’s Leadership Study).
Physically, 98% of girls feel there is “an immense pressure from external sources to look a certain way” (National Report on Self Esteem), with an astounding 78% of girls aged 17 feeling unhappy with their bodies (National Institute on Media and the Family).
These are, undeniably, some pretty shocking statistics and ones that we can probably all relate to far more than we’d be happy to admit. So what can we do about it?
How to love yourself
Loving yourself is a pretty broad concept and for many, achieving self-love might seem like a massive mountain to climb. Whilst there’s no one size fits all approach, these tips and tricks offer some of the best practices that will help you learn how to love yourself.
Take time for yourself
We can’t stress the importance of this enough, making time for you is paramount in the quest for self-love. Whether it’s implementing a 15-minute skincare regime at the end of every day, practising regular meditation or even just dedicating an hour in your daily routine to reading a good book; time spent with your thoughts, to restore and reenergise, is imperative.
We find that taking time once a week to relax in a hot bath with Liquid Yoga Restorative Bath Soak can do wonders to help re-centre your feeling of self-worth. Packed with calm-inducing essential oils, this aromatherapeutic Bath Soak and Space Spray will leave you feeling relaxed and renewed.