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What Do You Love, Truly? A February Exploration of Self-Care and Connection

Posted: February 13, 2024
By: Dr. Jan Ormsby

nurturing your own garden of selfFebruary, draped in hearts and whispers of romance, often prompts us to think about love outwardly. Chocolates are exchanged, roses bloom, and grand gestures take center stage. But what about the love within? This month, let's turn the spotlight inward and ask: what do you enjoy doing in life?

Forget societal expectations and societal pressures. What ignites your soul, sparks your passion, and brings a genuine smile to your face?

Perhaps it's the:

  • quiet solace of a favorite book
  • thrill of a new adventure
  • comfort of spending time with loved ones.
  • creativity that flows through your fingertips
  • sense of purpose you find in helping others.


Whatever it is, you are worth pursuing it!

Let's explore a few more ideas.


Self-Care: The Foundation of True Love

Just like a magnificent garden needs fertile soil and regular tending, the things you love thrive on self-care. This isn't about bubble baths and spa days (though those are lovely too!). It's about **prioritizing your well-being** in ways that nourish your mind, body, and spirit.

Listen to your body's messages. Fuel your system with nourishing foods that energize you, not deplete you. Prioritize sleep and create a relaxing bedtime routine. These seemingly small acts pave the way for a more vibrant, fulfilling you.


Connection: The Fertilizer of Love

Human beings are social creatures. We crave connection, the sense of belonging, and the joy of shared experiences. This February, nurture the connections that you enjoy the most. Spend time with loved ones who uplift and support you. Reach out to friends you haven't spoken to in a while. Explore new communities that align with your interests. Remember, genuine connections are not burdens, but sources of strength and inspiration.


Boundaries: Protecting Your Precious Garden

Just like a gardener protects their delicate blooms from harsh weather, it's crucial to set healthy boundaries to safeguard the things you love. Learn to say no to commitments that drain your energy. Limit exposure to negativity and prioritize interactions that leave you feeling good. Remember, setting boundaries isn't selfish; it's essential for preserving your capacity to love and share yourself authentically.


This February, embark on a journey of self-discovery

Explore what truly speaks to you. Nourish it with self-care, cultivate meaningful connections, and protect your precious garden with healthy boundaries. Remember, the love you share with others begins with the love you cultivate within yourself.

red heart self love

So, what do you love?

Let this month be a reminder to find those things and simply do them. You are worth it!

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