Self-care practices are essential on the path of the Lover, as they teach us how to allow Pleasure into our bodies, and sink into what it feels like to more lovingly care for ourselves. Nurturing our own “inner Lover” not only teaches us that we deserve to feel good, but also generates more passion, energy and vitality to share with those around us and enjoy life through! Below are some fun tips for making self-care an even juicier part of your daily routine…
1. Make an Orgasm part of Your Morning Routine
Orgasms are a fantastic way to start your day. By elevating your feel-good hormones (such as oxytocin), lowering stress, and increasing self-confidence, including orgasms in your daily routine is a great way to up your self-care. (For more reasons why orgasms are a great way to start your day, click here).
2. Eat Well
What you put in your body affects how you feel. Nourish your body (and mind) through eating whole, fresh foods as often as possible. Being mindful with what we put in our bodies, and giving ourselves the gift of good nutrition, can be a wonderful self-Love practice. Think of it as a commitment to nurturing your precious body, in order to experience more Love and Pleasure through it.
3. Spend Time in Nature
Nature is the ultimate “reset” button. Spending time in nature quiets the mind, instills a sense of peace, and can help us feel more connected with Life. Getting outside daily is a great way to clear the mind & approach other aspects of our lives with more energy and inspiration. Try making nature walks, hikes, and excursions part of your regular routine.
4. Create a Daily Gratitude-Meditation Practice
What we focus on, we become. Taking as little as 5 minutes to quiet the mind and focus on what you’re grateful for can make a huge difference in how you feel, as over time it literally re-wires the mind to seek out positive experiences. Elevate your self-care by taking time to connect with yourself and what you’re grateful for daily.
5. Give Yourself “Creativity Dates”
Creative expression and self-love often go hand-in-hand. Whether you’re building a business, raising a family, or simply looking to feel more, giving yourself regular “creative dates” can be a wonderful way to tune-in to what inspires you outside of the roles you play in daily life. Try painting, drawing, writing, dance, performance, music or crafts without any goal in mind other than Pleasure. Allowing yourself to become absorbed in the creative process automatically increases feelings of self-worth and care.
6. Exercise Daily
A cornerstone to self-care is getting plenty of exercise. Daily vigorous exercise has been proven as effective as prozac for treating depression, and increases feelings of well-being, self-confidence, and ease.
7. Make Love Often
Whether this is solo or with a Lover, making Love regularly will help you stay grounded in your body, connected with yourself & your Lover, energized and inspired (For tips on how to increase your pleasure during sex, click here)