TEEN HEALTH Published December7, 2014 By Staff Reporter

Spending the Last Month of the Year with Self-Love

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It's never too late to start a love-filled life, and it doesn't mean finding romance and searching for "the One". Part of a healthy life is a healthy relationship...with yourself. Psychologists and wellbeing experts believe that everything starts from self-love, and how we primarily treat others is a projection of how we authentically see and treat ourselves.

December is the last month of the year, so why not spend it by showering yourself with some generous loving? After all, it's never too late to start. Here are some simple suggestions .

- Allot a "pamper myself" day. Go get your nails prepped, have a facial, a haircut, and some treatments. Go all the way and have a massage too. There is more to this than meets the eye- allowing yourself to be pampered goes a long way in revamping self-love.

- Buy yourself fresh flowers. Flowers are a symbol of life and beauty, and surely you have received a bouquet or two from your partner, spouse, friends, or children. If not, then now is the best time to do it for you. If you've been receiving your fair share of flowers, try giving one to yourself, as a symbol of appreciating and loving yourself.

- Make yourself a great mug of coffee or tea, sit on a comfortable chair, and sip away or read your favorite book or magazine. These days, people seem to have no time to relax and not do anything, and being in a regular relaxed state (not only on vacation, which doesn't happen every few months) is good for your mental and emotional health. Instead of tuning in to another reality TV show, try this simple yet meaningful exercise.

- Surround yourself with positive and inspiring people. There's no better way to be inspired than to be with people who lift you up. Learn a two from them so you also know how to be like them, not only to others, but to yourself. Often we play tapes of faulty belief systems in our heads, unconsciously absorbed from let-downs we have heard as children, resulting to constant negative self-talk. True self-love is reflected in how we treat, talk to, and trust ourselves. 

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