19 Ways to Practice Radical Self-Love

by Laura McCorry

When my military husband was deployed, I kept a list on a whiteboard of things I could do to boost my spirits when I was feeling down and lonely. Some were aimed at fostering good mental health, like connecting with other people, while some were simply indulgent treats I was giving myself pre-permission to have and enjoy.

I highly encourage everyone to make your own list and keep it handy! It doesn’t matter if you’re going through the toughest season of your life or if you feel on top of the world –

No matter who you are, no matter what’s going on, you are here and you are deserving of love, especially from yourself!

Here are some suggestions if I had to re-write the list today:

  1. Call a friend
  2. Buy a treat at a bakery
  3. Go for a walk
  4. Get a massage
  5. Take a yoga class
  6. Make a coffee date
  7. Make a wine date
  8. Write a letter
  9. Make a pot of tea
  10. Be a tourist in your own town
  11. Go outside
  12. Visit a state park
  13. Video chat with family
  14. Make art
  15. Read a book
  16. Go to a museum
  17. Listen to music
  18. Meditate
  19. Start a gratitude journal

Laura McCorry

Laura McCorry
Contributing Writer

Yoga and Laura had an on-again-off-again relationship from 2004 until 2009 when they decided to move in together and there’s been no looking back since. Passionate about both yoga and writing, Laura loves to introduce others to the joys and benefits of yoga and healthy living.

Contact: laura@yogaonesandiego.com

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