Tuesday, December 17, 2013

5 Ways to Love YOU during the Holidays

5 Ways to Love YOU during the Holidays
Loving yourself is essential to living a joyful, healthy, prosperous life. Many of us struggle with self-love because of limiting beliefs we have about ourselves—especially during the holidays.
If you struggle with loving yourself, you’re in luck. Below are 5 ways to truly transform the image you have of yourself to that of love, honor, and respect. You can become all that you want simply by loving you. This holiday season, give yourself the most cherished gift of all: acceptance. You deserve to feel joy that begins from within.

Listed below are ways to love and pamper yourself. If you do these simple suggestions daily you will come to love all that you are and fully enjoy the holidays.
 1. Say “I Love You” Often
Each day, wake up and look in the mirror and say, “I love you.” Give yourself a positive compliment each time you see your reflection, including car rear-view mirrors. If you practice expressing your love each new day, your habitual self-talk will naturally become more positive and optimistic. Doing so will attract back to you more positive experiences and people into your life. It’s truly magical to have love reflect back to you.
2. Love & Respect Your Body
Respect your body by expressing verbally out loud how much you love and appreciate it. Speak to your body as though you were speaking to your best friend. Honor your body by eating high-quality foods. Make proper nutrition a high priority. By eating a diet full of fiber and nutrients, you will begin to love your body more. Your diet can be filled with fresh fruits, vegetables, good fats, and lean proteins. What you eat reflects not only in your physical appearance but also in your energy and aura. Whole foods have a higher energy frequency than dead low-energy junk foods. Love and respect your body by having positive self-dialogue and eating healthy foods your body craves.
3. Wear Flattering Clothes 
What do you wear most often? What you wear expresses how you feel about your body image. People often try to hide behind their big shirts and baggy pants. Hiding your beautiful body reflects to the world a low self-image. If you want to lose weight and feel fantastic then you need to dress the part today. Wearing clothes that flatter your figure will greatly improve your self-esteem. When you dress in clothes that accent your physique, you will feel more empowered and will have more self-confidence. The more confidence you have, the more you will want to dress nicely. You can look and feel your best 7 days a week by having a wardrobe that flatters your beautiful body, no matter your size.
4. Stop Negative Self-talk
Your habitual inner dialogue affects all aspects of your life. If you think kindly about yourself then good job! However, if you think negatively—stop it! When you are positive you are open to love. Just as children crave positive reinforcement from their parents, you crave the approval of you. When you love yourself fully you will become more positive and optimistic. Your mind is extremely powerful, so use it to your advantage. The more you think kindly of yourself the more you will come to love everything about you.
5. Take Pride in Your Accomplishments
Take pride in all that you do. Set goals that inspire you to expand, then create a game plan and follow through. When you have accomplished your goals, give yourself a pat on the back and feel proud. You should not downplay your accomplishments or apologize for them. When you have good news to share, do so only with those who support and uplift you. Celebrate your victory together. The more you acknowledge your success the more you will come to love to try new adventures or to dream bigger dreams. Share your gifts with those who love you. Take pride in knowing you can accomplish anything you set your mind to.
 Make this holiday the best yet by loving everything about you!

Carol WhitakerCarol Whitaker is the author of Ridiculously Happy! The Secret to Manifesting the Life & Body of Your Dreams. Carol is a highly sought after Life Transformation Coach and Lifestyle Fitness Coach; she is well-known for the amazing transformations she creates in her clients’ lives. Carol is dedicated to empowering women around the world to love and believe in themselves fully. Carol is a Motivational Speaker and is passionate about inspiring women to create and manifest the lives and bodies of their dreams. Carol is an ongoing featured expert on national media and online websites. Carol is a happily married mother of 3. Connect with Carol on LinkedInFacebook  to receive her health, fitness, and happiness tips or follow her on Twitter. Visit CarolWhitaker.com to learn more about her services along with tools and secrets to discover how to transform your life to be ridiculously happy and fit.

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