February is a time for love, SELF LOVE that is! Take this opportunity to teach your children how important it is to love yourself. We as parents can also use a gentle reminder of this. First, we want to mention that SELF LOVE is not the same as SELF CARE. Both are absolutely essential, but they do have differences:
- Self care is the act of caring for yourself: getting your hair done, eating healthy, etc.
- Self love is the way we feel about ourselves or seeing our worth.
- Watch The Difference Between Self Care and Self Love by Rashawnda James to learn more!
This month, we recommend journaling to help both yourself and your children get started on a self love journey. Why journaling? Journals are a safe space to freely write down thoughts, fears, dreams, secrets, and emotions. The best part is there is no right or wrong way to journal since you’re not writing to be read; there’s no need to focus on grammar, spelling, punctuation, or even having full sentences! Not sure where to start? Take the time to learn about different journaling styles to find one that best suits you and your schedule. The links below have Youtube videos explaining different methods to get you started. Read the article Find the Perfect Type of Journaling for You by Contentment Questing to learn about these different styles and benefits. Below are Youtube videos to get a more visual description of how these styles look:
Last, but not least, we’ve put together a daily journal prompt to help you get started!