October Self Love Challenge!

As some of you may know, Self Love Sundays for me have become a weekly ritual of sorts...I view Sundays as a day of rest, a day to re charge, a day for relaxation, its a day to get back to my roots, ground myself, and prepare for the coming week.

Without this my week seems to be drastically different. Ive been doing this for a while and have really enjoyed the benefits!

My weekly ritual consists of a relaxing bath, a good book,  a face mask, music, candles, and some kind of drink or treat! Sometimes I will spend some time writing in my journal afterwords, sometimes mantras, oils, and/or mediation music is involved. It just depends on what I am feeling/needing. 

About once a month I turn the whole night into a spa night! I recently filmed my spa night which you can view HERE! I dont do the whole shenanigans every week but every once in a while its nice to change it up!

Either way this is my time, a time for me to let go and re start for the week. Its a personal customizable time for myself. And above everything its a time to get to know myself and develop a personal loving relationship with myself.

To some people this might seem like such a foreign, unimportant thing or even a bit narcissistic. But here's the deal and here's why it's important.

I think so often people expect approval, acceptance, and love from others instead of just approving, accepting, and loving themselves. Too often we look to others for these things and in my personal opinion when we dont already have it within ourselves and we expect others to do it for us were never really satisfied. Not only that but how can you expect someone to love you if you dont love yourself? And how can you love someone else if you dont love yourself? Things to chew on...

Ultimately if you have a loving relationship with yourself then your relationships with others are more loving. Sort of a "you get what you put out" type thing...If that makes sense?

And for those of you busy ones that work full time or have kids this is even more important! You will give more to your relationships and your work if you can take a break for a second. Again this is about finding what works for you, your schedule, your life, and your needs :)

So on that note...I encourage ALL of you to start doing something for YOU starting October 1st (or if you read this later in the month start NOW). It can be weekly, monthly, daily etc...It could be an exercise routine, a girls night (or guys night), join a book club, start a blog, scrapbook, meditate etc..Whatever it is that you choose to do for you is personalized for you. It just needs to be something for YOU, make this a time where you get to know yourself and develop a relationship with yourself.

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection”

So! Here is a personal look into what I do weekly for ME. On top of my daily yoga (which I will be continuing into October) I do a weekly bath night. I like to call it "Self Love Sunday."

Heres what goes on in my weekly "Self Love Sunday"

Bubbles....Lots Of Bubbles...

I LOVE bubbles! I use Lush Products often, and absolutely love them! They can be pretty expensive, especially when you are doing bath nights every week sometimes twice a week. So I splurge every once in a while and will do a Lush haul. When I am out of Lush products I like to use Dr Teals bubble bath along with some Epsom Salt! Depending on what bath product I am using I will usually pair it with one of my essential oils for added benefits.

Books, Music, & Meditation...

If I am currently reading a book I will usually opt for that. Sometimes i'll just lay there listening to rad music, and other times I listen to guided meditations. Totally up to you!

A Time For Cleansing...

I always always always have water with me! But sometimes my drink of choice is tea or wine. Other times I choose a food option haha. Yes I have literally eaten cake in the bath tub! Sometimes I go for my favorite candy and other times I go for Nutella!

Face mask wise my favorite is the Lush BB Seaweed face mask. It smells like rose and has the greatest combination of cleansing and moisturizing that you would ever want in a face mask.

Along with cleansing I always have some kind of stone with me in the bath. Depending on what I need depends on the stone. I always have Quartz Crystal with me, and I just recently bought this heart shaped Rose Quartz for me to symbolize self love so it joined me this time around!

This has become a weekly event that I really look forward to. It has really become a positive thing in my life that I will forever continue!

I hope you enjoy this post! Take some time for you! Self Love October is gonna be great!

Much love as always to you!

-Magnolia Rose