A little bit of self-love goes a long, long way.
In many traditions, when you get married, you exchange vows with your partner. But it’s not a common practice to keep a sacred vow to yourself. Start a new way of thinking about your commitment to self-love with this vow.
I love you.
I am here for you.
I care for you.
I nourish you with healthy, vibrant foods and plenty of water so that you can flourish.
I move you in ways you enjoy and that make you feel good.
I give you rest by allowing you to get quality sleep and take a break when you’ve had enough.
I am still when you need stillness.
I listen to your needs.
I give you life by taking deep, generous breaths.
I give you patience by not being in a hurry.
I give you grace by accepting you.
I give you compassion by being gentle and kind in thoughts, words and actions.
I give you freedom through forgiveness.
I am your biggest advocate.
This is my self-love vow to you.
All the days of this life.
You are worth the love, the time, the energy it takes to take care of you.
Julie M. Gentile