Rituals For Self-Love

Self-love encompasses loving yourself wholly. Holistic self-love goes deeper beyond the physical aspect of ourselves. Loving yourself involves healing and connection with your inner self.

Ironically, we subconsciously tend to look for love from other people around us. However, love lives right within us. After all, nobody understands you better than you do.

A self-love ritual is a practice to help you to reawaken the love you have for yourself. A way to help you build a stronger relationship with yourself physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Adopting a self-love ritual is everything you need to connect and realign with who you indeed are.

Below are several incredible self-love ideas:

Rituals for Self-Love


Meditation is the perfect way to get in touch with your thoughts and emotions. Close your eyes and, in the silence, get to the deepest parts of your soul.

Find a favorite spot and light a scented candle. In quietness, give your body and mind a break.

Meditation is an effortless ritual. Just get yourself in the mood, and everything else flows naturally. You can meditate anytime and anywhere. Through meditation, your mind relaxes.

Make it a habit to meditate when you wake and when turning in.


There’s no better way to comprehend your feelings than writing them down. Have a candid conversation with yourself. How are you feeling? How is everything around you revolving lately? What’s bothering you most?

To journal, you only need a pen, blank page, and the thoughts in your head. Don’t shy from noting down everything you feel. Boldly write down your accomplishments and wins.

Journaling is so therapeutic. Also, journals are a great way to preserve memories. They serve as a reminder of how far we’ve come. Try burning our Shai candle while you journal. 

Journals are an elusive way to restore self-love. So, the next time you feel so low, look at that journal and be proud of the far you’ve come.

Work out

Your body is your full-time embodiment. Take some time off to show it some love. How you treat your body is an illusion of how you love yourself.

Taking care of yourself is a critical self-love ritual. And it doesn’t have to be complicated. Take walks and do light jogging. Lift weights and if you can, do some aerobics. Relax your brain by doing some yoga.

Reward yourself

Most times, we get so lost in life’s hassles that we fail to recognize our wins. Sometimes, you may feel like you’re bragging when you think of all your accomplishments.

However, take time to celebrate yourself for every win. Write all your achievements down; anything you consider an accomplishment. It could be as simple as getting your house organized.

Buy yourself sweet gifts and take yourself out on dates. Above all, affirm yourself. You’re the greatest!

Cook yourself a favorite meal

Cooking yourself a delicious favorite meal is one of the ways to show self-love. Plan accordingly, and take the time to shop for all the ingredients you need. Put on your favorite music and enjoy the whole cooking process.

And once you finish cooking, take cool photos for the memory. Savor each irresistible bite. You could make this a home date with yourself.

Learn to enjoy your company. Also, treat yourself like you would someone you love. Make self-love a daily habit.

Be your own best friend.

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