What does loving yourself mean? From picking out the perfect birthday present to staying awake through extra innings watching your man’s favorite baseball team, you always find ways to make sure those closest to you know how much you love them. But how do you show yourself love? Do you send yourself flowers on special days? Or take bubble baths by candlelight? Is there a family saying that describes it best? Or can you be found saying “I love you” in the mirror every morning?

Whether it is a simple action or a beautiful mantra, we want to know! Tell us how you show self-love by emailing us at healthyliving@essence.com. Please complete this phrase: “Loving myself means…” Be sure to include your name, age and hometown. Your response may end up in the pages of ESSENCE