Updated: Oct 11, 2021
1. Do things that make you feel good.
This is an absolute must. What makes you feel beautiful, sensual or just plain confident? This could be taking a bubble bath, going on a sunset stroll… How about candlelight yoga paired with your favorite mellow tunes? For most of our day, we concentrate our energies in our heads rather than our physical senses. Give yourself time to focus on the body, and give way to your senses.
2. Look at yourself naked.
Most of us limit our time spent undressed, often times out of shame, embarrassment, or insecurity. The body is natural, functional, and amazing. Admiring those qualities should not be taboo. The more time you spend naked, the more comfortable you will be with the idea–and, most likely, with your body. Simply look at yourself in front of the mirror. Try to eliminate body-negative thoughts and try to focus on what you love about yourself. This can help condition you to see yourself in a more positive light.
3. Get comfortable with the idea of being single (even if you’re not).
As cliché as it is, you really don’t need someone else to make you feel whole or loved. You can achieve this completely on your own. That is not to say that relationships aren’t important, because they totally can be. But what’s more important is building up the relationship you have with yourself.
4. Touch and be touched.
All touch sensations are engaging and nourishing to your body, whether it’s erotic, platonic, or just therapeutic. Give hugs, get massages. Once again, this is really about gaining comfort with yourself. You will learn to open yourself up to intimacy, on both the giving and receiving ends. Touch is so vital to how we feel and even how we perceive the world round us. The more we expose ourselves to touch, the more comfortable we become with it. The same is true if we go without touch–we can easily become frigid and mentally want to avoid contact.