Valentine’s Day is one of the most loved and despised days of the year. As someone who sells makeup, this year, I opted not to advertise my website which showcases the prettiest red lipstick ever as initially planned. Not because I’m a Debbie Downer or didn’t want to make sales. I simply decided to focus on the things I feel are needed more.
I find that a few of my friends and acquaintances are in a slump during this time of year because they don’t have anyone “special” to share Valentine’s Day with. Either they haven’t found the one, have experienced a recent break-up, or they’re dealing with the loss of their other half. Some are in a relationship but still feel alone. I’ve been there.
As we all know, Valentine’s Day is not the only time to focus on love and affection. Make it a priority to celebrate these things all year long. It’s also not conducive to our journey to a life of fulfillment when we place the responsibility on others to make us feel loved and wanted. That task belongs to us.
Self-love and self-care are critical components of well-being. How many days have you decided to forgo a much-needed massage because the kids had a last-minute activity to attend? Or when was it last you actually took the time to assess all that was missing in your life that could help make you a happier person?
If you’re feeling a little down this week, make a decision to repurpose Valentine’s Day. Do something that will make you feel loved–all by yourself!
Ideas For Showing Yourself Some Love on Valentine’s Day♥
Unplug From Social Media
Every social media platform will be saturated with pictures of flowers, candy, and loooong public love notes to significant others. Just turn it off. If you are already feeling blah and lonely about Cupid’s holiday, torturing yourself by trolling Facebook isn’t going to make you feel any better.
Start Planning A Future Trip
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Indulge In A Spa Night
Do you have a few body parts that could use a little extra attention? Make it a night of self-pampering. Give yourself a facial, soak in a nice warm bath or try some dry brushing (which is very beneficial btw). Trim your cuticles and paint your nails with your favorite color. Do something to make yourself look and feel beautiful.
Write A Love Letter To Yourself
Words of affirmation are powerful verbal expressions we all need to recite to ourselves daily. If you haven’t been doing this, use V-day to start it off. Write down all the things you love about being you as well as those things you can do to become a better person. Say those words out loud. If we’re being honest, we all talk to ourselves. Why not use those instances to speak life? The more you do it, the more you believe it and the more likely it will happen.
Try a New Recipe
Do you like to cook? Perfect! Find a recipe that will challenge you–a dish that you’ve never thought of making before. I do this sometimes and am often pleasantly surprised. The great thing about challenges is it not only shows us our strengths but also ways in which we can improve.
Research Ways To Increase Your Bank Account
If you are not where you would like to be financially, look for ways to fix your situation. It may be cutting back on spending, learning about stocks or diversifying ways in which you bring in money, such as passive income. I’m actually on this track right now. There are many creative avenues you can take to make your financial situation better. Being financially stable is self-love.
So, instead of being down on yourself this Valentine’s Day, take some time to celebrate who you are. If you’ve been struggling to make your needs a priority, let today be the day you begin to handle yourself with beauty and grace. Many hearts and hugs to you!
All the best, always.