the art of self-dates

Modern culture places such heavy emphasis on romantic love. 

As if finding the perfect partner fills inner voids, solves all problems, and completes the ideal life! 

No one else is able to fix the world and make you ‘whole’. Only you can.

Self-love is incredibly powerful. 

Spending time and energy becoming comfortable with solitude has so many benefits. 

The Law of Attraction exists and has proven positive attracts positive. 

When you practice love and gratitude, more abundance will flow toward you. 

Whatever, I’ll just date myself.

Stop arguing against yourself by highlighting flaws. We tend to be more judgemental and harsh to ourselves than we would be to others. 

To be able to fully love yourself, you must know you can trust yourself. 

As you lean into self-love, you will become more comfortable being introspective. 

Who looks outside dreams, who looks inside awakes.

Carl G. Jung

date ideas 

Meditate.
Great guided meditations are out there. My go-to podcasts for ‘me’ time are Purely Being Guided Meditation and The Mindful Minute. If you are looking to take a nap or rest for the evening, check out Michael Sealey.

Read.
I used to crush fiction books when I was younger. I currently gravitate toward books centered on self-improvement and development. Pick up a book and get lost for a bit.  

Move your body.
Take a walk and catch up on a podcast. Stretch. Do a yoga flow. Dance in the mirror to your favorite record. Whichever way you want to get active, do it. 

Get cute.
Style your hair; put on some fun eyeshadow; rock a funky outfit!
I always feel fierce after applying a crisp winged liner.
Spend time doing whatever makes you feel cute.

These are just a few self-dates ideas to get you started! Do whatever you enjoy.

Self-love is a journey we embark on each day of our lives. Some days are harder than others. But once we learn to savor the small joys of life, the good days begin to outweigh the bad.

Until next time,
Alex xoxo