Here's my first guest post of the 31 Days To More White Space! I'm excited and honored to introduce Kimberly Riggins. Don't forget to leave her a comment below! She knows what it takes start feeling hot again and the power of embracing your sensuality has on every aspect of your life.
Are you someone who has a million things on her to-do list?
Do you put everyone else in front of yourself?
Have you noticed that you don’t feel so “hot” in your own skin anymore?
Do you feel like you’ve lost that sensual, sexy, playful part of yourself?
Well…the good news is, you are certainly not alone. I believe every woman out there, whether you are a mom, career woman, or business owner, has experienced this. And if you haven’t, I promise you it will creep up on you when you least expect it.
Believe me…I should know because this is exactly what happened to me.
The reality is I lost my femininity!
And I was paying dearly for it.
This impacted my perception of myself, skewed my body image, lowered my self-esteem and virtually left me with no energy to be the sexy, sensual being I was put on this earth to be.
Can you relate? Do you find yourself wondering where YOU went? Do you yearn for more?
I know I was. I was dying inside. I was walking around with so many things to do, being pulled in so many different directions and never taking a second to really nourish myself.
So, I set out to change that. And I am here to tell you…it is really possible. You can love yourself again. You can rock that body no matter what shape or size you are and you can have fun, be sexy, ooze sensuality and still get most of your to-do list done (let’s face it…it was time to shorten that list anyway!)
And what I promise is that if you really do these things, not only will you be happier, but you will be more productive and everyone around you will be magnetized.
Step One: Become One With Your Naked Body.
Learn to love every inch of your being by taking the time to appreciate it on a regular basis. Stand in front of a mirror, tell yourself how amazing you look, practice your version of the Mirror Mantra. Why naked you ask? Because if you can love yourself with nothing on, you can rock anything out. It truly is the most empowering feeling of your life.
Step Two: Experience Pleasure and Fun Every Day.
Life without pleasure and fun is…well, boring. Try to incorporate them in some way everyday. This could mean eating your favorite foods slowly and methodically, taking 10 minute in the morning to massage some body lotion into your skin, turning on some music and rocking out to your favorite songs, experimenting with a new exercise routine, creating a weekly date night with your man, wearing silky lingerie to bed instead of those ripped up sweatpants, taking a bubble bath infused with rose petals…whatever resonates for you (For me…it was eating chocolate naked!). The point is to create pleasure everyday. Don’t wait for it to come to you. Make it happen.
Step Three: Take Bold Action.
The quickest way to feel better in your own skin, to love who you are and to get that sensual feeling back is to be bold. Be daring. Do something you always wanted to do but were afraid to. Step outside your comfort zone. For me, it was taking pole dancing lessons and being in my underwear during boudoir photos. What are one or two things you always wished you could do? Take that leap into the abyss. Your life will never be the same. Be prepared to feel invigorated and to have a renewed passion for love, life and yourself.
Don’t you think you owe it to yourself, your partner, your kids, family and friends the chance to spend time with the fun-loving, beautiful, courageous, exciting version of YOU?
What are you waiting for? Take your first step today. And if you need help, don’t hesitate to reach out and ask. I will be right there with you, every step of the way.
Kimberly Riggins is the creator of The Art of Eating Chocolate Naked. Her mission is to help all women learn how to nourish their bellies, love their bodies and accept them selves. She is also passionate about inspiring them to dig deeper into their soul and let their fun-living, sensual, sexy self be unleashed for the entire world to see. To learn more about Kimberly and her services, visit kimberlyriggins.com.
Hi Kimberly & Anne! 🙂
Great tips here, Kim! Number 2 is especially important for me to focus on, as I have a tendency to just rush through the day without taking time for myself or something I really ENJOY. So I’ve been making time for a lot of baths lately – I light some candles, put some bath salts and lavender essential oil in the water, turn on an audio that inspires me and away I go! I’m LOVING it, and it really helps me to relax and re-center. 🙂
Thanks for posting Jess! We all need a spa day, don’t we? It’s great how some simple things like candles and a bath can totally de-stress you…
Now Jess…that is what I am talking about. You make taking a bath sound like utter heaven.