International Women's Day | The Power Of Self-Love

With International Women's Day falling today, I thought I'd write about the new trend emerging amongst women. It’s all about self-appreciation and self-loving. It is the rise of the self-love ring; some women are even taking it as far as marrying themselves and others are in a relationship referred to as ‘sologamy’. Together with Angelic Diamonds, retailers of engagement rings, I've take a closer look at the trend and how women are showing off their independence.

Although the rise of social media platforms like Snapchat and Instagram sometimes overflows with filtered images and ones that have taken 300 snaps to perfect, these social media sites have also encouraged women to love themselves. There have been many campaigns to help encourage this with such ones as the ‘No Make-up Selfies’ — a photo of yourself without make-up. Many celebrities participated in this and told women to love their natural selves!

And even these celebrities have helped with the movement too, talking about their tough times growing up and how they’ve learnt to appreciate themselves. Others have encouraged magazines and photographers to not edit their photos so that women can see that their bodies are not in fact flawless.

There has also been a rise in participants of meditation and mindfulness — taking a little bit of time out of the day to be present within yourself. Research has shown that it can reduce stress, depression and anxiety and experts encourage people to take time out of their day to focus on Meditation interlinks with self-love as it focuses on taking time out of the day to concentrate on yourself.

What is a self-love ring?
The popularity of a self-love ring began to soar in 2016, as many women turned to jewellery stores to make a commitment to themselves. And that's the basic jist of it - it's a ring that us women use as a self-appreciation method to show our loves for our own self. for many years!

Some people might refer to them as an anti-engagement ring, but I don't agree with that. You're not making the statement that you'll never get married, just that you love yourself first and foremost. To represent one's commitment to oneself and a dedication that you'll put yourself first and look after your own well-being. 

What ever you choose to do as a woman, just make sure that you make time for yourself - loving yourself is so important to be able to have love for others. 


1 comment:

  1. Celebrating our daily sucesses is so important - positive reinforcement that we are all unique and special x