So, what is self-love? Self-love means that you are understanding of what you need and giving that to yourself. If you’re tired, then take a nap. If you’re not feeling confident, then give yourself some uplifting words. It’s all about listening to your body and mind and what you need in that moment to feel recharged and reenergized. Here’s a list of ways that you can do this!
In this list, I mention crafting your own self-love jar. This jar is a great tool for when you are needing a pick-me-up, from yourself! This is just a neat way of reminding yourself about how awesome you are 🙂
The main idea with this self-love jar is that you are able to be uplifted in difficult times by reading positive words of affirmation. Hopefully by crafting your own self-love jar, you will be more motivated to give yourself some love more often!
I got all these supplies for a total of $3! I love finding deals, so this is exciting for me 🙂
First, you will want to take your 16-oz mason jar (I bought a pack of 9 jars from Target, which makes each jar about $1) and lay it on a flat surface.
Like in the picture above, apply a liberal amount of glue to where you would like the twine to be. For my jar, I did not want the twine to cover the whole jar, so I started where the jar stops curving (the flat part of the jar’s side).
The great thing about this specific glue is that it is not watery, so the twine will not move while you try to wrap the rest of the jar! You can also hold the start of the twine with your finger while you wrap the rest, making sure it is applied straight. This helps although mine was not completely straight! Oops!
As you continue to wrap your twine around the jar, be sure to actively apply glue to every surface of the jar where the twine will be placed. This ensures that it will not fall off in the future, so that your jar can last a while! 🙂
Quick note: the glue will dry clear, so don’t worry about it being messy!
The third step, which is also optional, is to add some color! I chose a light blue color. Like the regular twine, apply glue to the jar, then wrap around your new color. As you do this, be cognizant of which side you want to be the front of the jar (where the bow would go) and be sure to start your new twine on the side of the jar that won’t be seen as much.
This makes you have a cleaner finish!
Once you’ve added the amount of color that you would like, you can continue with the regular twine. This is what I chose to do, but you can add your own touch to make it more personal!
Add more personal touch! In addition to adding color, I chose to add a little bow. I just tied some twine together and glued it straight to where I wanted to place it. Super easy!
Write a few uplifting notes that you know your future self would appreciate during a difficult time. I cut up some printer paper into strips and wrote some affirming messages onto them. This makes it easy to fold these up and put them in your self-love jar for later!
Here’s your challenge…
The more, the better! So, I challenge you to write yourself a positive note once per day. After this you will have lots of loving messages to choose from when you need a pick-me-up! 🙂 Enjoy!
What are some ways that you show appreciation for yourself? Let’s chat 🙂
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