How to Create Self-Love Habit in 28 Days

By Kari

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Ready to Create a Self-Love Habit?

I can vividly remember a time when I believed there was no way on God’s green Earth that I had time to practice self-love or self-care.

Yeah, maybe when I was in my early 20s, single, and child-free I had more time to work on me. Back then, I pampered myself with massages, relaxed and read books on the weekend, and did social things like brunch with girlfriends or ladies night out.

Bu then, real adulting hit me. Somewhere between getting married and having kids, the concept of taking care of myself became more of a myth. Self-love became a luxury rather than a necessity in my life–and I suffered.

As women, we are often so busy pouring our energy and love into other people–our spouses, our children, our family members, our friends, our pets and even our co-workers–that by the time we get to ourselves there is NOTHING LEFT TO POUR.

And you know damn good and well that you CAN’T POUR OR DRINK FROM AN EMPTY CUP!

Self-love isn’t something that can be achieved overnight; it takes time and effort. But, with the right tools and dedication, you can make it happen. This blog post will give you an easy step-by-step plan for creating a self-love habit in 28 days. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Acknowledge What You Love about Yourself

The first step towards cultivating your self-love is to acknowledge what you already love about yourself. This can include physical features, like your hair or skin, as well as personality traits, like your sense of humor or intelligence.

Write down at least 10 things that you love about yourself and hang the list up somewhere where you’ll see it every day such as on your bathroom mirror or refrigerator door. This way, every morning when you wake up and before going to bed each night, you can remind yourself of all the wonderful things that make you who you are.

Step 2: Make Time for Yourself Everyday

The next step is to make sure that you are taking time out of each day for yourself. This could mean anything from meditating for 5 minutes each morning or going for a walk during lunchtime. Making this time a priority will help ensure that no matter how busy life gets, you always have some time dedicated to self-care and reflection.

Taking this time out also allows us to check in with ourselves and focus on our own needs without feeling guilty about it!

Step 3: Practice Positive Self Talk

One of the most important steps in creating a self-love habit is changing our internal dialogue from negative to positive. We often find ourselves saying things like “I’m so stupid” or “I’ll never be good enough” but these thoughts only serve to tear us down rather than build us up!

Instead of engaging in these negative conversations with ourselves, we should try replacing them with more positive mantras such as “I am capable” or “I am enough” instead. It may take some practice but eventually these positive affirmations will become second nature!

Try Journaling to Create a Self-Love Habit

How to Practice Self-Love and Make it a Habit

Making time for self-love is, in fact, a necessity. It’s not a luxury. It’s not something that’s nice to have if you can swing it.

No, it’s something that should be a part of our everyday routine. Point blank.

It’s time to learn how to create a self-love habit and take care of yourself first–and without feeling guilty about it. It’s not selfish to do what’s best for you. You deserve to refill your cup.

It’s for this exact reason that we created Mastering the Mindset of Self-Love: A 28-Day Self-Love Journal. It’s for women like us who have poured and poured into others, without also taking care of yourselves.

The activities (and bonus videos) in this journal will help you to create a self-love habit and move closer to living a life that is rich in self-acceptance and self-rejuvenation. It will help you to start practicing self-love and actually feel good about doing it.

By the time you complete these activities, you’ll have a clearer understanding of what a self-love habit looks like in your life (because this will be unique for each person) and what steps you need to take to continue to practice self-love along your journey.

You’ll have an expanded awareness of the unhealthy habits that are blocking your happiness and a deeper perspective on how to create a better relationship with the one person who has supreme power over your life–YOU!

There is power in the written word and writing can be very therapeutic. This is why this particular self-love experience takes the form of a physical journal. We want you to explore your feelings and document how you feel along the way.

You can complete this journal one day at a time for 28 days. There are suggested activities, a written component, and a short video that you can access for each day.

Topics Covered in the Self-Love Journal:

Day 1 – Do the Mirror Work
Day 2 – Appreciate and Pamper Yourself
Day 3 – Complete an Outdoor Activity
Day 4 – Disconnect from the World
Day 5 – The “I’m Hot, and I Rock” List
Day 6 – You Are What You Eat. What Are You?
Day 7 – Create A Self-Love Box
Day 8 – Give Yourself Credit
Day 9 – Forgive Yourself
Day 10 – Say Goodbye to Grudges
Day 11 – Ask Yourself “Does This Bring Me Joy?”
Day 12 – Take the Path Toward Self-Approval
Day 13 – Be Around Positive People
Day 14 – Explore What Makes You a Badass
Day 15 – Examine Your Money Story
Day 16 – Tackle Your Money Blocks
Day 17 – Give Yourself Permission to Make More Money
Day 18 – Pay Yourself First
Day 19 – Create a Money Plan for More Happiness
Day 20 – Make a Mini-Vision Board for Your Dream Home
Day 21 – Write Yourself a Check
Day 22 – Reflect on Your Spirituality
Day 23 – Create Calm in Your Day
Day 24 – Understand Your Guiding Principles
Day 25 – Ask the Universe for What You Want
Day 26 – Live Intentionally
Day 27 – Discover Rituals that Serve You
Day 28 – Transform Your Life Through Beliefs

Creating a self-love habit doesn’t have to be intimidating or overwhelming; all it takes is small changes here and there. Using the guided self-love journal, over the course of 28 days you will feel a shift happen within yourself!

By acknowledging what we already love about ourselves, making time for self-care everyday, and practicing positive self talk instead of negative, we can begin building healthy habits that will last us a lifetime! Women everywhere deserve to feel confident in themselves and their abilities; let’s start by choosing to love ourselves first!

Remember that creating a self-love habit is a necessity. Examine its presence in your life and decide if you should be practicing it more often. Don’t forget to grab your copy of the self-love journal here.

About the author
Kari is the content curator and founder of Gorgeous Mindset. She lives in South Carolina with her husband and two sons. She's believes in the power of making small mindset shifts to create big life changes. Her most recent published works include the The High Vibes Manifestation Journal, The Daily Gratitude Journal, and Mastering the Mindset of Self-Love.

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