If you had a rough day at work, your inner critic was overactive or are just feeling a little down, try this as lovingkindness meditation.. It can be difficult cultivate self-love but it is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. The very peacefulness you create with this ritual, you can also send to another,  Begin by sitting quietly, taking relaxed, slow, deep breaths and wishing yourself happiness. After sitting quietly begin to speak this mantra aloud::

May I be happy.

May I be well.

May I be safe.

May I be peaceful.

May I be at ease.

May I be content.

 Continue this practice until you feel ‘full’ of self-love and compassion. When you are ready to move to the next phase, begin to think of another person you would like to give happiness and unconditional love to. Send the love through your meditation and saying these words:

 May you be happy.

May you be well.

 May you be safe.

 May you be peaceful.

May you filled with contentment