Super Power Your Self Love: the self care practice that has saved my life
Use this self-care super power tool EVERY morning as your new DAILY SELF CARE practice (even if you have 5 kids and 12 goats you have time for this.
This self-love practice is one that I created a few years ago for myself because I was sick and tired of getting sick and tired! It is so simple, yet it revolutionized my life. Because of this practice – which takes me less than 3 minutes every morning – I hardly ever get exhausted. I rarely get sick. I know almost immediately when I am over-giving and need to adjust. And my energy stays vibrant and full – I actually produce more than I ever have, without having to drain or sacrifice my own self care. This is because this practice makes sure I never give more than I have to give, and I catch myself before I hit the exhausted, drained place, which takes time, money and energy to recover from.
I define self-care as making sure you have what you need on all levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. The trouble is that most of us don’t know what we need, so we don’t know how to ask for it or how to get it. Think about it… when was the last time you asked yourself what you needed?
The video, which I created for a special self-love program I run where every month we focus on one branch of self love and strengthen it (September is self-care month)- takes you through how the simple but mighty process works. Hundreds of people from around the world have been doing this practice since September 7th and they’ve been loving it – so I thought I’d share it with you too. There is something so powerful about being part of a group of people focused on the same intention, practicing the same thing … this month it’s all about self-care, and making sure YOU get what you need, and you have the ability to sustain your energy instead of drain it.
The key is to do this self-love practice EVERY MORNING. It takes less than 3 minutes but it will make all the difference in your day and life. The full instructions are below and there is also a special invitation at the end of this post if you want to be supported in strengthening your self care and self love.
THREE STEP SELF-CARE PRACTICE
STEP ONE: Love Start Your Day. My good friend Kristine Carlson, author of the Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff series for women, always says, ‘How you start your day is how you live your day”… So get rid of the alarm clock and stop jumping out of bed in a rush before pausing to breathe and check in with yourself. If you start your day in alarm, you start your day contracted and blocked off, you start in panic and that is “no bueno.” The best way to awake is naturally, but if you have to have something wake you up, choose an heart opening ring tone on your phone or replace your alarm clock with a CD player that plays loving music.
STEP TWO: Check Your Energy Tank. Self care rule #1 and #2 – Always keep your energy tank at least half full. And never serve from your reserves. This means you have to know where your energy tank is – every morning. Close your eyes, put your hand on your belly, and ask your Inner Wisdom “How full is my energy tank today?” and ask for a number between 0 and 100 – with 100 being totally full and 0 being empty. The first number that comes is THE number, no cheating. If you are below 50, you are serving from your reserves, and really you have no business giving anything to anyone else because you don’t have enough for yourself. Here’s the scale – live by it:
STEP THREE: Ask Your Inner Wisdom What You Need + Make Sure You Receive it That Day, No Matter What! After you get your energy tank number, you want to now ask your Inner Wisdom the most important question you will likely ask all day – “What do I need to receive today?” or just simply “What do I need today?”
To get to your Inner Wisdom’s sage council, you keep your eyes closed, put your hand on your heart, take a deep breath, and ask the question to yourself. Keep breathing until the answer comes. It may come in a word ,a sound, a picture, or a knowing. Whatever it says, you MUST make sure you receive that today. It can often be something simple like love, hugs, peace, a nap, a walk, a yoga class – it’s the simple but little things that make self-care happen and keep your energy tanks full. You don’t need to take off to Tahiti for 7 days or hire a personal chef to replenish. Whatever it tells you, listen, act and remember this all day long.
And if you haven’t been talking to your Inner Wisdom, it may at first not answer at all. That’s okay. Just make something up as your answer – something you want to receive that day. As you begin to show up for yourself, your Inner Wisdom will eventually start showing up for you.
THEN THROUGHOUT THE DAY… it’s your job as your own best friend to make sure that you RECEIVE what you need. In the moments you feel cranky, crabby, stressed, pressured, drained, tired, mad, guilty, etc, remember what you need to receive and give it to yourself. When it’s hard, use the Self Care Meditations and Mantras (you will receive them in week two!)
SPECIAL INVITATION FOR SEPTEMBER ONLY
I’d love to be your self-love guide for the next 6 month and support you to strengthen your self care, self esteem, self pleasure, self worth, self honor and self respect.
Super power your self-love by joining this special program – which I call The Love Club – where you receive simple but mighty ways to practice self-love, make self loving choices and really stay true to yourself.
We are opening up the doors this September to the Love Club for a special 6-month membership … we just had 21 new members join from a weekend retreat I led … there’s us to the right … and it’s a special price with special bonuses that will help you understand and deepen your self-love.
- 6 months of the Love Club – that means you can relax knowing that your self-love will grow this year – I’ve got your back!
- Includes a monthly activation video and audio, a daily practice, a meditation, a mantra, a live call with me, Christine, and love boosts e-mailed to you – I’ll be there to guide and remind you to love yourself so you don’t forget. In FUN and POWERFUL ways.
- A copy of the best selling Madly in Love with ME book mailed to your doorstep! You will receive your own copy of this self love guidebook to make your time this year even more powerful. Already have a copy? Then you can share the love with a friend and inspire them to be their own best friend!
- Access to special resources in the digital Self-Love Library – available only to Love Club members
$108 / one payment now OR Pay $36/ month for the first three months… super affordable, less than 60 cents a day for self-love.