15 Self-Love Exercises That Will Change Your Life Forever

Self-love is a powerful and transformative practice that has the potential to change your life in profound ways. As a woman over 50, it is essential to prioritise self-love and make it an everyday habit.

Self-love means accepting and valuing yourself, knowing your worth, and taking care of your physical, emotional, and mental health. It is a journey that lasts a lifetime and requires consistent work and practice.

Loving myself has really helped me to build a good opinion of myself, feel good about my abilities, and know that I’m valuable. It gives me confidence to pursue my dreams and goals, make better choices, and build healthier relationships, even at 50. 

When we love ourselves, we can set limits, put our needs first, and take care of ourselves without feeling guilty or judged. We can find joy, fulfillment, and inner peace by loving ourselves.

If you’re looking to live a life filled with joy, fulfillment and self-compassion, you need self-love. So, I will be sharing some self-love exercises that will help you cultivate a deep sense of love and acceptance for yourself. 

What are Self-Love Exercises?

Our self-love exercises help us develop a loving relationship with ourselves. They help us prioritize self-care, gain self-awareness, and stay positive. These exercises are important for personal growth and well-being for women over 50.

When I started adding self-love exercises to my daily routine, my life transformed and I could say I experienced profound personal growth in every way. 

Self-love exercises are also helpful in understanding our needs, desires, and values, which helps us make authentic choices.

Let’s take a look at these self-love exercises for women over 50;

Self-Love Exercises That Will Change Your Life Forever

1. Practice daily affirmations

I can tell you that the most powerful self-love exercise is practicing daily affirmations. 

Affirmations are positive statements that we repeat to ourselves to shift our mindset and nurture self-belief. 

Start your day by standing in front of a mirror and repeating affirmations such as “I am worthy,” “I am enough,” and “I love and accept myself unconditionally.” 

The more you repeat these affirmations, the more they become ingrained in your subconscious mind, leading to a positive transformation in your self-perception.

2. Try gratitude journaling

Gratitude journaling is another effective self-love exercise that helps shift our focus from what we lack to what we have. 

Take a few minutes each day to write down three things you are grateful for. It can be as simple as a delicious meal, a kind gesture from a friend, or a beautiful sunset. 

Practicing gratitude helps us appreciate small joys, stay positive, and improve our well-being.

Gratitude journaling has transformed my life as a woman over 50. It has taught me to appreciate the little things in life, learn from experience, and be grateful for every moment. You should try it too. 

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3. Set boundaries

Setting boundaries is a self-love practice that protects our physical, emotional, and mental health. 

Identify areas in your life where you feel overwhelmed or drained, and establish clear boundaries to protect your energy. 

Learn to say no without guilt, communicate your needs assertively, and surround yourself with people who respect your boundaries. 

Setting boundaries helps us prioritize self-care, build healthy relationships, and live a balanced life.

4. Practice self-care

Self-Love Exercises That Will Change Your Life Forever Over 50

Self-care is a fundamental aspect of self-love. It involves engaging in activities that nurture your physical, emotional, and mental well-being. 

Make a list of activities that bring you joy and make you feel rejuvenated. It can be anything from taking a relaxing bath, reading a book, practicing yoga, or spending quality time with loved ones. 

Prioritize self-care daily and make it a non-negotiable part of your routine. Self-care sends a powerful message of self-love.

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5. Visualize and manifest your dreams

Visualization and manifestation are powerful ways to love ourselves and make our dreams come true. Spend a few minutes every day picturing the emotions and experiences you want to bring into your life. 

Imagine living the life of your dreams, being happy and loving, and giving off those feelings. Together with positive affirmations, this practice will help you bring your desires into your life. 

You can make a powerful energetic shift and bring more joy and abundance into your life by lining up your thoughts and feelings with your dreams.

6. Let go of self-judgment

Judging yourself can get in the way of loving yourself. Learn to stop judging yourself by being kind to yourself and forgiving yourself. 

When you notice that you are being hard on yourself, change those negative thoughts into statements that are kind to yourself. 

You should be kind, understanding, and forgiving to yourself, just like you would a precious friend. 

Always keep in mind that nobody is perfect. Accepting your flaws and mistakes is an important part of loving yourself and growing as a person.

7. Surround yourself with positive influences

Self-Love Exercises That Will Change Your Life Forever Over 50

The people we spend time with have a big effect on how we feel about ourselves and our health as a whole.  

Spend time with people who are good for you and who encourage, support, and inspire you. Choose to be with people who love, respect, and support you. 

Cut down on your exposure to bad things, like unhealthy relationships or social media accounts that make you compare yourself to others or doubt your own abilities. 

Spending time with positive people makes you feel safe, which helps you love yourself and grow as a person.

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8. Forgive yourself and others

Forgiveness is a powerful act of self-love. Holding on to grudges or mistakes from the past makes us feel heavy and stops us from moving on. 

Give up any anger or resentment by admitting your mistakes, learning from them, and forgiving others. Forgiving yourself for the choices you made in the past and welcoming the chance to grow and change are two things that are part of this. 

Keep in mind that forgiving someone does not mean agreeing with what they did; it means letting go of the negative emotions that you have been carrying around.

9. Know your strengths and weaknesses

A big part of loving yourself is accepting your flaws and strengths. Celebrate your strengths and the unique things about you that make you shine. 

You should also be aware of your weaknesses and see them as chances to grow and get better. 

Accepting yourself completely, flaws and all, lets you love and accept yourself without conditions. 

10. Celebrate your achievements

Take the time to celebrate your wins, no matter how big or small they are. We often quickly brush off or play down our successes because we think they are not important enough. 

Celebrate the big steps and things you have done, like finishing a project, reaching a personal goal, or getting through a tough situation. 

Celebrating your wins makes you feel better about your self-worth and boosts your confidence, which helps you on your path to self-love.

11. Practice mindfulness and meditation

Practice mindfulness and meditation

Meditation and mindfulness are powerful ways to become more self-aware and present. Set aside time every day to focus on the present moment without judging it. This is called mindfulness. 

Some ways to meditate that can help you calm down and connect with your inner self are deep breathing, body scans, and guided meditations. 

Meditation and mindfulness can help you feel less stressed, think more clearly, and connect with yourself more deeply, which can lead to self-love and inner peace.

Try the 30 Day Mindfulness Challenge to learn the simple techniques to feel calm, grounded and centred, so you can start feeling really good every single day.

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12. Nurture your passions and hobbies

Doing things you enjoy is a lovely way to show yourself love. Find your interests and hobbies and make time for them in your life. 

Take time to do things that make you happy and satisfied, like painting, dancing, playing an instrument, or cooking. 

When you take care of your interests and passions, you can be yourself, be creative, and get your energy back. Take these activities as chances to express yourself and learn more about yourself.

13. Take care of your physical health

Knowing how to love yourself is closely linked to being physically healthy. Self-love means taking care of your body by exercising regularly, eating healthy foods, and getting enough rest. 

Do things that are good for your body, like dancing, going for a walk, or practicing yoga. I can’t stress this enough, make sure you exercise daily. Make sleep a priority and make sure you get enough to get your energy back. 

Take care of your body. It not only makes you feel better, but it also helps you love yourself more.

14. Seek professional help if needed

Sometimes, practicing self-love needs extra support. It takes courage to ask for help if you are having problems with your mental health, low self-esteem, or unresolved trauma. 

Talk to a therapist, counselor, or coach. They can help you love yourself by giving you advice, tools, and support. 

Always keep in mind that asking for help is a sign of strength, and you deserve to get the help you need to do well.

15 Continue to practice self-love

Loving yourself is a process that lasts a lifetime. If you want to change your life for the better, you have to love yourself every day. Make self-love a daily habit by adding these exercises to your schedule and changing them to fit your needs and tastes.  

Do not give up on your journey to love yourself, even when it seems hard or overwhelming. 

Remember that you deserve love, happiness, and fulfillment, and that you can make your life truly extraordinary by loving yourself all the time.

Closing Thoughts

Learning to love yourself is a practice that can change your life for the better. Setting boundaries, practicing forgiveness, and accepting your strengths and weaknesses can help you develop a strong sense of self-worth and live a happy, fulfilled life. 

Try these self-love exercises daily to develop a loving relationship with yourself. 

Know that you deserve love and can live an extraordinary life by loving yourself. Start your self-love journey today by choosing one exercise and practicing it daily. 

Remember that small changes can be big.

♡ Love ♡,


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Schellea Fowler

Schellea Fowler

Schellea Fowler, founder of Fabulous50s, has amassed over three decades of excellence in small business leadership and expertise. Beyond her personal achievements, Schellea’s legacy is enriched by her role as a mentor, guiding emerging entrepreneurs with best practices from her experience. Post-2016, (after retiring at 50) her commitment to growth led her to further qualifications, all while maintaining her vision to empower and inspire women to feel excited about the stage of life they are in, and to and embrace and celebrate the aging process.

Recently, Schellea decided to expand her knowledge base. She’s currently immersed in the Clean Health Master Personal Trainer program.

Her additional qualifications include: Fashion Styling from the Australian Style Institute, Advanced Personal Colour Analysis from AOPI,  and Meditation Teacher Training from Yoga Coach.

Above all, Schellea’s mission is simple yet profound: to support women in embracing the aging process with confidence and grace.

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Schellea Fowler

Schellea Fowler

Schellea Fowler, the visionary founder of Fabulous50s, brings over three decades of small business leadership and expertise to her legacy. Not only has she excelled personally, but she has also become a mentor, generously sharing her wealth of experience with emerging entrepreneurs.

After retiring at 50 in 2016, Schellea’s commitment to continuous growth led her to pursue additional qualifications. A qualified fitness instructor, she is presently continuing her master trainer program, specializing in exercise for older adults. Through Fabulous50s, Schellea remains devoted to her vision of empowering and inspiring women to embrace and celebrate their current stage of life.

Her additional qualifications include: Fashion Styling from the Australian Style Institute, Advanced Personal Colour Analysis from AOPI,  and Meditation Teacher Training from Yoga Coach.

Above all, Schellea’s mission is simple yet profound: to support women in embracing the aging process with confidence and grace.

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