7 Practical Ways to Bring More Self Love to Your Days

In a world inundated with incessant demands and ceaseless distractions, the pivotal task of self care frequently finds itself on the back burner of our daily lives. At KIM+ONO, we know how important it is to take care of yourself. As a company full of parents and young families, we have a keen understanding of how your own daily wellness can feel like a luxury instead of a necessity. And yet, it's imperative to recognize that self love transcends mere indulgence; in fact, it is a necessity — for ourselves, and the ones around us. 

A self love practice is an integral cornerstone for nurturing our mental, emotional, and physical well-being. When things in our lives are moving fast, prioritizing self care practices that foster your own self love can have profound benefits. That’s why it is paramount to explore actionable methods through which you can access easy self love and appreciation. So in today’s journal, we’re sharing seven actionable steps to help you foster a deeper sense of self love through self care that is both practical and easily repeatable, so you have as many good days (even amidst the chaos!) as possible.

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Self Care: Nurturing Your Body and Soul

Self care is the cornerstone of self love. It's about taking deliberate actions to nurture your body, mind, and soul. Start by carving out time each day for a self care routine. This could include simple activities like meditation, journaling, or slipping into your favorite white silky robe after taking a warm bath. The soft fabric against your skin and the elegant design can instantly make you feel pampered and cherished, even by your own self! Embrace self care as a non-negotiated part of your day. Prioritize it as you would any other appointment or responsibility. Remember, you can't pour from an empty cup, so taking care of yourself isn't selfish—it's essential for your overall well-being.

Self Love: Granting Yourself Compassion and Understanding

Self love begins with giving yourself the same kindness, compassion, and understanding that you readily offer to others. It's about recognizing your worth and acknowledging that you deserve to be treated with love and respect—especially by yourself. Give yourself permission to prioritize your needs and desires. Whether it's setting boundaries, saying no to things that drain your energy, or simply taking a break when you need it, honor what your mind and body are telling you. A beautiful way to practice self love is to send yourself a silky floral robe as a gift and each time you wear it, remember how wonderful it feels to do something nice for yourself Remember that self love isn't about being perfect; it's about accepting yourself fully, flaws and all. You don’t have to do anything to earn your own love.

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Self Expression: Embracing Your Authenticity

Self expression is a powerful form of self love. It's about honoring your unique identity and embracing what makes you, you. One way to cultivate self expression is through how you dress. Instead of conforming to societal standards or trends, wear what feels good and authentic to you. Whether it's a bold statement piece, a cozy oversized sweater, or a pair of quirky socks, or a heritage rich piece like a maxi kimono robe over jeans, let your clothing be an extension of your personality. When you dress in a way that reflects who you are, you send a message to yourself—and the world—that you're proud to be exactly who you are.

Self-Trust: Acknowledging Your Strengths and Choices

Self-trust is the belief in your ability to make decisions that are in alignment with your best interests. It's about recognizing when you've made good choices to take care of yourself and trusting yourself to continue making those choices in the future. Take a moment to reflect on the times when you've listened to your intuition, set boundaries, or pursued your goals. An easy way to do this is at the end of the day. Weave it into your skincare routine. Perhaps as you’re using your gua sha tools with rose quartz and jade, you take that time to count your wins. Celebrate those moments as evidence of your strength and resilience. By taking the time to acknowledge your past successes, you can cultivate a sense of self-trust that empowers you to navigate the future.

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Self-Honoring: Advocating for Your Needs and Boundaries

Self-honoring is about speaking up for yourself and holding firm to your boundaries. It's about advocating for your needs and refusing to settle for anything less than you deserve. Practice assertiveness in your interactions with others, whether it's expressing your preferences, asserting your boundaries, or standing up for yourself in difficult situations.Remember that setting boundaries isn't about pushing people away; it's about creating space for healthier, more authentic connections. Setting boundaries isn’t about what other people will do, it’s about what you will do. So hold firm on what you will and won’t accept. When you honor your needs and boundaries, you send a powerful message that you value yourself and expect others to do the same.

Self-Reflection: Cultivating Mindfulness and Gratitude

It's easy (and so normal!) to lose sight of the present moment and overlook the amazing opportunities and chances that surround us. But using self-reflection can be a powerful tool for cultivating mindfulness and gratitude — and those two things are a direct line to self love. Take time each day to slip into your silky floral robe, light a candle, pause, breathe, and reflect on the things you're grateful for, whether it's a supportive friend, a beautiful sunset, or a moment of peace amidst the chaos. By fostering an attitude of gratitude and mindfulness, you can deepen your connection with yourself and the world around you, paving the way for greater self love and personal fulfillment.

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Self Growth: Embracing Challenges and Pursuing Passions

True self love involves a commitment to personal growth and self-improvement. Learn how to see challenges as opportunities for growth rather than obstacles blocking your way. Set aside time to pursue activities that ignite your passion and bring you joy, whether it's learning a new skill, indulging in a creative hobby, or embarking on a journey of self-discovery. Perhaps you dive into learning about the history of your favorite white silky robe, or learn how to play the piano, or take a class on sustainable kitchen practices. By investing in your personal development and following your passions, you affirm your worthiness and demonstrate a profound love and respect for yourself. Remember, the journey of self love is not about perfection but progress, and each step you take towards becoming the best version of yourself will compound.

Cultivating self love is an ongoing journey—one that requires patience, compassion, and commitment. Remember, you are worthy of love, kindness, and all the wonderful things life has to offer. So go ahead, embrace self love, and watch as it elevates your everyday from ordinary to something truly special.

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