With February 14th right around the corner, you might find yourself wondering who your Valentine will be? All around the world Valentine’s day is celebrated by exchanging gifts, chocolates and flowers. Whether you are single or have a partner this Valentine’s day, this year at Love Yourself we are encouraging you to pick yourself! Well, what does this mean exactly?
Traditionally it is a day to show your romantic partner how much you care for one another. This might mean going to a fancy restaurant or doing something special to mark the day. It has been scientifically proven that being in love can increase your self-esteem, help you to better manage stress, reduce the risk of depression and can be good for your heart health. Why wait around for a partner to reap these amazing benefits? This is exactly why you should be your own Valentine on 14th Feb and be there for the person who is always there for you!
Step 1 – Confessing Your Love
Write down 10 things you love about yourself. It can be your favourite quality, a physical feature, something positive you have accomplished. Even if it is the smallest thing, write it down. You don’t have to limit yourself to 10 things but it is a good place to start. You take the time to show your partner they are appreciated so why not do it for yourself.
Step 2 – Treat Yourself
Do you have that browser tab open on your laptop with that necklace, the hottest new gadget or a jacket you have had your eye on for the longest time? Well, this is your sign to treat yourself and hit the BUY button. On special occasions, we break the bank and go all out getting gifts for others so give yourself the same treatment and treat yourself to something nice.
Step 3 – Date Night
Take some time out for yourself and do something you enjoy. This might be some self-care or a hobby where you can just switch off and relax. Light some candles and cook yourself a delicious meal or leave that to us and order our Valentine’s special today!
It can sometimes be easier to put others before ourselves but I promise that you will never regret showing up for yourself. Loving yourself is a journey so take the first step with us and let me leave you with a quote.
“Love Yourself first, because that’s who you will be spending the rest of your life with.”
By Pooja Depala