Regardless of your relationships status, we encourage our community to practice self-love this Valentine's season. Why? Because the most important relationship you have is the one that you have for yourself.
Practicing self-love is anything but selfish. Experts at PsychCentral have weighed in, "self-love means that you accept yourself fully, treat yourself with kindness and respect, and nurture your growth and wellbeing. Self-love encompasses not only how you treat yourself but also your thoughts and feelings about yourself. So, when you conceptualize self-love, you can try to imagine what you would do for yourself, how you talk to yourself, and how you feel about yourself that reflects love and concern."
Practicing self-love can look different for everybody--it can mean listening to your body, slowing down and getting quiet, stretching and moving your body, speaking kindly to yourself, or a combination of all of those. To feel the love (for yourself), we have put together our favorite gifts to help you get started.
The Confidence Co's Self-Love Gift Guide
1. Sakara's Signature Nutrition Program
Show yourself the love with healthy, plant-rich super meals that are delivered to your door and ready-to-eat. Sakara's nutrition program includes fresh meals with no prep or cooking involved. The meals are designed to help you improve digestion, reduce bloat, shed excess weight, boost your energy, increase focus, and improve your skin. You can also customize your plan to fit your schedule and lifestyle.
2. Heart Talk by Cleo Wade
Cleo Wade has become the voice of a generation by infusing love and acceptance into her nationally known poetry. This book of poetic wisdom delivers a daily pep talk, positivity, and a motivational spark to start your day. We recommend keeping the book at your bedside table or pack it along with you during your next trip.
3. Begin Again Body Scrub by MoonCloth Designs
Take a little extra time in the bath or shower with a replenishing and renewal body scrub by MoonCloth Designs. This gender neutral refreshing scent and sustainably sourced ingredients will exfoliate, soften, and hydrate your skin. Breathe in the uplifting blend of essential oils—lavender, rosemary leaf, and peppermint—as you exfoliate using this mineral rich sea salt blend — leaving behind a velvety-smooth feel and a subtle, soothing scent.
4. The Reversible Mat by Lululemon
Stretching and practicing yoga is a wonderful way to find self-love. Stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy, something we need to maintain a range of motion in the joints. Yoga gives you the opportunity to feel a mind-body connection, a sense of groundedness and peace. We are currently enjoying the The Reversible Mat 5mm by Lululemon- from hot to hatha, this natural rubber mat has a grippy top layer that helps you find balance.
5. Journal by The Rainbow Vision
The Rainbow Vision is a paper goods and gift brand that honors the creative life.Through their self-development focused planners, journals, notebooks and more, the company aims to create tools to keep folks inspired and organized while they pursue their uniquely creative journey. At The Confidence co, we are enjoying the Seeing Eye Journal, designed to keep the vibrations high throughout the day.
6. Digestive Enzymes by The Confidence Co
Caring for your gut is caring for yourself. By getting your gut health on track, you'll feel more confident and comfortable in your own skin. Our all-natural digestive enzymes are made with ingredients that help you break down protein, gluten, fat, carbs, and fiber so that you can absorb nutrients and avoid uncomfy side effects after a big meal. When you subscribe to Confidence, you'll save 15%.
Final Thoughts on Self-love
Self-love sets the foundation for us to be more confident and stand up for what we need. Practicing self-love also helps us set boundaries and create healthy relationships with others. So remember to love yourself this Valentine's.