I’m loving my Tamdja today, coordinating everything with the vibrant blue and yellow. The weather is quite mild so I’ve paired thinner than usual pants with a super soft, belted cardigan. Pro tip: when it starts to get really cold I put tights or leggings under my wide leg pants – still cute and even warmer!
Love life in the African print Tamdja wide leg pants
Today I want to talk about self-love. It seems to be the ‘in’ thing at the moment, but we shouldn’t be praising it as a trend, instead we should really be embracing lots of self-love practices and techniques and incorporating them into our daily or weekly schedules.
For years I didn’t practice any methods of self-love. To me self-love was a luxury. I focused on my books, on working, on being successful, on looking after my family and nothing else mattered. It’s so important to take time for yourself though; indulge, be selfish.
Now I could probably do with adding a bit more self-love into my repertoire, but here are the top three things that I ensure I do weekly.
I love the TV program Suits, and every Wednesday I set myself a to-do list and make sure that everything is completed before I sit down and watch it. This tricks me into relaxing and being able to switch off completely for one hour and focus on what a badass Jessica is. Sometimes I don’t complete my list though, and that’s fine too. I used to be hard on myself for not doing enough, but now I reflect on all the things I’ve managed to achieve and make sure that I get those last few things done the next morning.
Solutions > Problems
Whenever something I perceived to be bad would happen I used to dwell on it, like the world has ended and I’m facing an impossible situation. Nowadays I don’t dwell on these problems; they’re not worth the time. Instead, I think of solutions. Changing my perspective may be a weird ‘self-love’ practice but it honestly keeps me relaxed and grounded, and ready for a challenge.
Every morning I take half an hour and I go for a run. For those 30 minutes, all I focus on is putting one foot in front of the other. No stress, no worries, no anxieties, just fresh air and an empty mind. I’ve come to rely on that time as my ‘me time’ and for me it’s the perfect way to start my day.
Self-love and slayage!
How do you practise self-love? Why not tell us below, I'd love to hear from you!
Love Christelle xxx