This year, release your inner voice that says “I will love myself if I was or I did…” and choose to love yourself unconditionally and completely.

“The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I am not going to let myself pull me down anymore.”–JoyBell C.

  1. Get cozy with alone time. Embrace your solitude by indulging in a luxurious bath, reading a book, or going for a walk.
  1. Journal. There is strength and power in writing things down. Whether you use pen and paper or app, reflecting, analyzing and evaluating your experiences allows you to get it out of your head and increase your awareness. It can also soothe troubling memories.
  1. Practise Transcendental Meditation® (TM). Prioritize your meditation, 20 minutes twice a day. The more regular your practice, the less your inner thoughts will grip your attention. TM is a powerful facilitator that improves your self-awareness; allows you to reach the quiet parts that exist within you.
  1. Create daily affirmations. Setting an intention is a tool to manifest how you want to feel during the day. It is a simple ritual, word or phrase that helps you set a powerful, productive and positive tone to your activities. You decide how you want to feel that day, what matters most to you, what you would like to build, create or nurture.
  2. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Everyone makes mistakes but when you do, forgive yourself. You’re only human, and it’s okay to mess up.
  1. Its Valentines Day—give yourself love, too. Self-love is nourishing and cherishing. Sit back and appreciate all your good qualities. Look in the mirror and remind yourself of your talents. Start nurturing yourself with kindness and praise.