Since it’s February, one of my favorite winter months, and a month where intimacy and relationships take some more notice and appreciation (although we can do that all-year round), I’m going to share some tips for each key that have helped me in my personal life. I’d love to hear your stories, shares and answer any questions!
I’ve found the most important thing to having a fulfilling relationship is being able to have a fulfilling relationship with yourself, first. One with respect, self-esteem, communication, boundaries and play. Knowing what fills you up, what gets you down. What your needs are throughout all of it and more importantly, how to communicate them. This is definitely a journey of self-discovery, practice, patience and compassion. We are all human and totally mess this up at times but how fast you recover and express yourself gets better each time. It’s choosing to commit to the assignment of having a standard in this area. Having an awareness of yourself and calling yourself out when you’re off.
So in the spirit of love month let’s totally honor each of us and the community that exists for you, your relationship, in your inner circle, city, Facebook and beyond!
#1 Support. What do you do to really feel supported? How do you feel abundant from within regardless of your circumstances?
I’ve found creating strategies and committing to follow through on them when I’m feeling a lack of or less resourceful than my capability is a must for self-care and love. There’s no reason to go down the rabbit hole. You always have a choice.
Here are The Top 3 Ways I Do This
Stacking what I do know and love about myself and those around me. What are gifts you love to give? What can light someone up right now? What’s amazing about your surrounding, a memory or nature?
Go outside and take a quick walk or run, hike, go to a dance or yoga class. Stand in the sun and do some deep breathing and gratitude connections.
3. Breathe and Connect to Something Greater Than Yourself
Feel inspired in some way. You can read a book, listen to an audio, connect to nature. When I’m feeling challenged I close my eyes and go to that moment and think, “who is simultaneously supporting me?” There is always someone whether they are physically near you, speaking to you, or not. Just use that intuitive answer, breathe, and feel the gratitude and divine flow through you.