Beneficial Thought: How to Heal Your Heart Chakra with Self-Care

Posted on August 09, 2018
Updated on June 26, 2020

We all need a little more love in our lives, and there are times when we need a little bit more than usual. Everybody has good days and bad days, and you are entitled to both. The bad days only become a problem if you get stuck in them.

Today we are going to talk about how to get out of those ruts because we’ve all been there. It starts with healing that powerful energy center, the heart chakra. Believe it or not, the most powerful way to get out of any rut is to just love yourself more.

Society tries to condition us into thinking that self- compassion or self-care is, well, selfish. It’s not, it is the most important thing you do in your life.

Loving yourself and taking care of your own physical and emotional needs can feel impossible with so many responsibilities on your plate, but it’s easier than you think. The simplest way to engage in self-love every single day is to make sure your heart chakra is spinning and humming along happily. When it is, everything negative and toxic in the world literally bounces right off you. Who wouldn’t want that?

What is the Heart Chakra?

The heart chakra is one of the 7 main energy centers in your body. It is located in the centre of your chest near your heart. It is symbolized by the colour green. The heart chakra is your love and joy center. When you’re having a bad day, its energy slows down. When you have too many bad days in a row, it can slow down to almost a complete stop, resulting in energy blockages to and from the rest of your chakras.

When something amazing happens, your heart chakra starts pinging like crazy and you feel joyful. Your love cup runneth over. We can’t expect to feel like that every day, but you can experience more of these days when your heart chakra is in alignment. In fact, having a full love tank even on dark days is the first clue you have a healthy heart chakra.

In this chaotic world, we all need a little bit of help and practice with feeling joy and love sometimes. The word ‘hate’ replaces ‘heart’ too often, but it doesn’t have to for you. The first step is knowing if your heart chakra needs a tune-up, and then how to heal it.

Know When Your Heart Chakra Needs Some Love

You can tell your heart chakra needs some love if you are down in the dumps a lot, if the littlest things wear you down, or you find yourself in frustrated tears more often than normal. Frequent outbursts over things that aren’t major events is another way to tell if you need to do some tweaking of your heart chakra.

Forcing yourself to think and act positively all the time can be exhausting. But if you find your days are always negative and you can’t remember the last time you felt joy, then your heart chakra needs some help.

If you scoff at the word “love tank,” then yours probably needs to be filled. The best way to do that? Take care of yourself and your needs first. If your heart chakra is sick, then so are you. You can’t be who you need to be for the people that you love (and that includes yourself) when you are sick.

When you have the flu, you take care of yourself. When you have a migraine or a broken leg, you take care of yourself. You allow yourself to rest. It’s not selfish to go to the doctor to get your broken leg fixed! It’s a must. The same goes for your heart chakra. If your love tank is running on empty, it’s time for a time-out so you can fill it up again.

How Self-Care Can Heal Your Heart Chakra

There are many things that you can do to practice more self-compassion and self-care in your everyday life. The first thing you need to do is set the intention to do it. Sounds too easy? You’d be surprised how many people simply don’t go to the doctor when they need to. That’s not good.

You have to make the choice to go to the doctor when you are ill, and you have to make the choice to put yourself first once in a while. It’s a must for a healthy life filled with joy. The same goes for your heart chakra. Don’t go through life feeling empty and devoid of joy, fix it!

Start scheduling self-care into your day. It’s very easy to claim you’re too busy, but would you say you were too busy to get your leg fixed if it was broken? No. The pain would be overwhelming. Well, sadness can do the same. That is the outcome you’re heading for if your heart chakra is not in good form.

You can begin to heal the heart chakra by surrounding yourself with green because it activates the heart chakra. Wearing green clothing is a great way to get that energy center spinning. Have you ever gone to a tropical place or a wide open field and just been filled with awe and wonder at how green everything is? Have you ever been excited by the little green buds that begin appearing during early spring? That’s your heart chakra filling up with love energy.

Take the time to meditate on the colour green. Meditation is a very powerful form of self-care. Doing this for five minutes a day is a powerful way to get that heart chakra spinning again.

Lastly, stop being so darn hard on yourself! You are not perfect. Guess what? Nobody is, we are all flawed human beings. We are also amazing human beings when we are filled with love. No matter what we look like, no matter what size we are, no matter what job we have, no matter what our bank account says. You deserve to be happy.

Don’t compare yourself to any other person on this planet. Their journey is not your journey. No matter how successful and together someone may look to you, they have their problems. You just can’t see them any more than someone else can see your struggles. Don’t be so hard on yourself, because it’s very bad for your physical health and your soul. Instead, celebrate yourself. Make the choice and start looking out for number one. It’s the longest relationship you’ll ever have.

Spending a few minutes a day doing something that fills you with joy, something that is just yours, and yours alone, will make you feel invigorated, more energetic, and purposeful.


Loving yourself could be the most challenging, but important, thing you do in your life. When you figure this out, It’s good for your heart chakra and it’s good for your soul. Every time you do something to care for yourself and are compassionate with yourself, you send the powerful message to your soul and your heart chakra that no matter what happens in the world, you are going to love anyway.

Start on your journey of healing your heart chakra and you will feel the benefits of more joy, balance, and energy. You will be able to connect to yourself and the people around you with more love and understanding. It all starts with an open and aligned heart.

How do you show self-compassion every day? How will you work on your heart chakra?

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