Sunday, August 31, 2014

September Self Love challenge - a month of loving YOU


It is Spring here in New Zealand .

Spring is all about rebirth and new beginnings so what better to time to set the intention of loving yourself more?

I truly believe that by loving ourselves more and bringing that state of self love and self acceptance into our everyday lives we can change the world around us into a more loving and accepting place. Wouldn't that be nice?

So here's your daily challenges:





  1. Start a gratitude journal - write down five things you are grateful for in your life. Better yet fill a whole page. Look for things to be grateful for each day.
  2. Look in the mirror and say " I love you." It might feel weird at first. Keep practising.
  3. Spend five minutes meditating - do more if you can, if not five minutes is great
  4. Take a walk on the beach.
  5. Buy some flowers or pick some from your garden. Surround yourself with beauty
  6. Give yourself a facial. Sure you could book into your favorite beauty salon and get one done but why not spend some time showing yourself some love instead?
  7. Have a soak in the bath. Add bubbles and light candles.
  8. Read a book for 30 minutes
  9. Clean out your closet. Donate any clothes that you haven't worn for the past year to The Salvation Army
  10. Start your day with hot water and lemon.  I drink this all day instead of tea or coffee.
  11. Have an early night. The truth is most of us don't get enough sleep so do yourself a favor and head to bed early.
  12.  Create a delicious salad for lunch. Use as many different colored vegetables as possible. Here's my favorite salad dressing at the moment:  1 avocado, 1 piece of turmeric (fresh) about the size of your thumb, 4 cloves of garlic ( i love garlic so you might want to reduce that), Juice of one lemon, 1 piece of ginger (fresh about the size of your thumb), a good grind of black pepper and a pinch of Himalayan salt and enough olive oil to make it liquid. Add everything to blender and give it a good whizz. Store in the fridge in an airtight container. Lasts about a week.
  13. Create a vision board of Self Love. What does it mean to you? Post it somewhere you will see it daily as a reminder.
  14. Take a yoga class. Yoga is great for helping us be present to ourselves and what our bodies are trying to tell us.
  15. Make a green juice. Jason Vale has great recipe
  16. Create an altar to self love - add crystals, images of the Goddess, affirmations, anything that reminds you to care for you.
  17. Buy yourself a present.
  18. Take yourself out to lunch.
  19. Nurture your inner child. What would your inner child like to do today? Go do that.
  20. Write a letter to your uterus. I did this after reading this amazing piece by Sue Dumais.
  21. Get a natural bristle brush and do dry skin brushing. Honestly, your body will feel amazing after this.
  22. Make a smoothie. I am drinking my Sunshine Smoothie while I write this: 1 banana, I piece of turmeric ( size of thumb) 1 piece of ginger ( size of thumb) 1 tablespoon coconut oil, 1 Ugli fruit, 1/4 pineapple and 250ml water. Blend and drink. This makes two large glasses. I drink them both for breakfast YUM!
    A bowl of Ugli's from our trees
  23. Spend time in nature
  24. Buy some new underwear. We all have a few pairs of not so flash knickers and now is the time to ditch them!
  25. Eat a luscious piece of fruit.
  26. Wear something colorful.
  27. Sleep in.
  28. Write down 5 things you love about yourself. Add it to your vision board or altar.
  29. Moisturize your whole body.
  30. Go barefoot for a few minutes to connect with Mother Earths energy.
Come over and ask to join the Self Love Group  and share how you get on with the challenge.