Too often we don't make space for ourselves in our lives. We get so caught up in the day to day obligatory duties that we forget that unless we are OK ourselves, we are unable to take care of anyone else.
One of the simplest methods of self care and self love is simply to set aside non-negotiable time for pampering.
The pampering is great, but the self love part comes from making that time.
We make time for all of the others in our lives, some of them demand time, some of them we give time to.
But it's equally important that we say "I am worthy of my own attention"
Giving yourself space can be as simple (and equally complex) as learning to say no. Learning to fiercely respect your own time and energy, and not let others impede upon that.
Giving yourself space can be negotiating "me time" with your partner, where you're allowed to have uninterupted time away.
Giving yourself time and space can be as simple as lighting incense and having quiet time before the family wakes up, or after they go to bed.
Pamper yourself by all means. Take the time to go to the beautician/hair salon or whatever uplifts you, but remember that the conscious self respect is what self love is all about.
Practise it, daily if you can!
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