Making Loving Yourself a Habit With These 25 Self-Love Practices

Why does it seem like self-love is so hard to come by? It’s so easy to love other people, to build them up, tell them how well they’re doing, and vehemently deny any doubts they may have about themselves. But when it comes to turning that love inward and practicing self-love? That’s hard work!

The good news is, finding self-love can be as simple or as complicated as you make it.

From something as simple as indulging in your favorite treat to staring at yourself in the mirror and literally telling yourself “I love you,” you can practice self-love in many ways. Check out the list below for twenty-five delightful and simple ways you can practice self-love today.


Here Are 25 Ways to Practice Self-Love Today:

1. Stop negative self-talk and replace it with positive affirmations
2. Practice mirror affirmations (a la Jessica’s Daily Affirmations)
3. Eat chocolate
4. Say no to sh*t you hate
5. Go work out
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6. Write yourself a love note and post it on your mirror
7. Dance
8. Go to yoga
9. Take a bath
10. Paint, draw, sculpt, write, carve, build, create something

11. Take yourself on your favorite date
12. Buy or plant flowers
13. Get rid of clutter in your space
14. Turn on an essential oil diffuser with your favorite scent
15. Practice a self-love meditation
16. Get it on with yourself
17. Go somewhere new (even if it’s only a mile away from your house)
18. Volunteer for something you really care about
19. Light candles or incense
20. Make yourself a nutritious meal
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21. Re-read your favorite book
22. Forgive yourself for the past
23. Learn something new
24. Take a nap
25. Laugh as hard as you can

Go Love Yourself Today

There is no wrong way to practice self-love, so go with whatever feels comfortable for you. These are just a few of my favorite practices, but I’d love to hear yours! Write your favorite self-love practices in the comments and let’s all learn from each other.

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Morgan Casavant

Morgan is a graphic designer and yoga instructor committed to inspiring compassion, balance, and centeredness - on and off the mat. She loves minimalism, the zero waste movement, and all the things working to protect the environment.

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