It’s February the month of love or so we are told. With Valentine’s Day looming the ‘L’ word is everywhere you go. I know for a lot of people it is a great source of dread or even irritation. You can’t escape it so you might as well embrace it and like they say if you can’t beat ‘em join ‘em…

Love isn’t just about love with a significant other it’s a universal force that keeps the world spinning. It’s about love for yourself, your family, your friends, your life and experiences and just about anything. It’s the highest vibration that we can have and when we are on that frequency anything is possible. But like most feelings it often comes down to our words so here are a few things to bare in mind:

  1. Talk with love. Be mindful when you are talking about other people, things or situations. It can be easy to get caught up with gossip or negative talk especially if someone or something has upset you or made you angry but in the end you are only hurting yourself as you are keeping in that negative frequency. Try to turn the bad situation into something positive and look at it as a lesson learned.
  2. Talk about what you love. One of the easiest ways to feel the love is to think and talk about the things you love. Plus it’s the easiest way to block out that negative chatter inside our heads or prevent the conversation with another going down to negative town. Start making a list of the things you love so that you can refer to it whenever you need a boost. Also, try incorporating the ‘L’ word into conversations with others and see the difference it makes to how you feel.  
  3. Talk to or about yourself with love. So many of us are so hard on ourselves with our self-critical thoughts and words. There are plenty of people who are willing to make you feel bad so why add yourself to the list! The truth is we really need to be out own best friends because if we can’t love ourselves then nobody else can. Think of all of your good qualities and what other people love about you and start affirming these to yourself on a daily basis. Come up with your own affirmations they’re fun and they work!  Take a look at our 'The Power of Affirmations' post for some tips on creating your own.