Is this fifo Life making you feel disheartened and questioning why you are doing it?


Are you feeling overwhelmed by the impact FIFO is having on you and your relationships?
 
If that is the case, you might like to consider you might need a little time out for some Self-Love!

As March inspires us to celebrate International Women’s Day, I have decided that we focus on filling our love tank by making March the “Month of Celebrating Women” Including You!  

This FIFO Life can make you feel disheartened, question why you are doing it and can also make you feel very lonely at times. Does this feel like you? Just know, that you are not alone Sister! 

If you want to start to feel more connected with the fun, happy version of you, keep reading as I’m going to share with you how you can use the 5 love languages not only in your relationship but to fill up your self-love tank to have you feel empowered and let your fun confident side shine!

According to Chapman, the five ways to express and experience love called “love languages” are:

Words of Affirmation. Expressing affection through spoken affection, praise or appreciation. 

Think Self Love – Practice Daily Empowering Affirmations, Journal your Strengths and Successes, Mindful Positive Self-Talk and Gratitude towards Others and Yourself.

Acts of Service. Cooking a meal, washing dishes, taking out the garbage, mowing the lawn, changing the baby’s diaper, and painting the bedroom, etc. If this is your spouse’s primary love language, nothing speaks as loudly as these acts of service.

Demonstrate Self-Love – Prepare Healthy Meals, Schedule Health Check-Ups, Planning-Organising and Delegating Chores, Pampering Yourself with Love and Living Purposely.

Receiving Gifts. Means you feel the love from all of those small presents that your partner gets you! Now, many people may assume receiving gifts is materialistic and all about the items, but that isn’t necessarily true.

Absorb Self-Love – Gift Yourself with an Experience, Invest in Knowledge and Education for Yourself, Treat Yourself to Travel, Buy Only what You Love and can afford that Sparks Joy. 

Quality Time. Giving someone your undivided attention. … I mean sitting on the couch with the TV off, looking at each other and talking, and giving each other your undivided attention.

Be Present with Self-Love – Engage in Meditation and Mindfulness, Take Yourself on a Date, Prioritize Sleep & Exercise, Engage in a Creative Passion, Spend Time in Nature, Read a Book.

Physical Touch. Nonverbal love language people use to let others know they are cherished. The physical nature of this language leads some people to think it’s simply about satisfying sensual needs, but desiring physical touch is usually more about feeling seen and safe than it is about intercourse.

Feel Self-Love – Honour Your Body by doing things that Feel Good, Yoga, Stretch Your Muscles, Take Detoxifying Baths or Hot Shower, Schedule a Spa Day or Massage, Pamper Yourself.

Self-love is a journey, and it is going to take dedication and practice to love yourself every day. Taking the time to cultivate self-love and become your own best friend will be the most powerful and worthwhile endeavours you make. Create a loving relationship with yourself and watch your best self blossom!