Hi beauties! Happy Valentines Day! xx
I know for many, this day can be a hard one. It’s a Hallmark inspired celebration that often times magnifies heartache, glorifies relationship and can often be paired with nights out wallowing or a frustration with dating.
I get it.
I wanted to bring a little slice of encouragement today on a day that often is reveling with chocolates, comparison and dissatisfaction.
It might sound cheesy, but it’s true. Your relationship with yourself is the most important you’ll ever have.
And on a day that encourages love and promotes intimate relationship – I highly encourage you to take your eyes off of the Hallmark cards, lingerie, chocolates and romantic gestures – and instead shift to your relationship with yourself.
Focus on your thoughts. On your self-talk. On your self-care. On your self-compassion. On your self-worth. On your self-love.
Essentially, whether you are in a relationship with a romantic partner, in a best friendship with a soul-sister, or finding yourself with a cup of coffee, alone reading this blog post — I encourage you to love yourself today. Here are a few fun ideas to get your creativity going!
Turn your phone on airplane mode.
Recharge with (insert favorite way to recharge).
A few ideas are: take a bubbly bath.
Enjoy a hot cup of tea.
Savor a good book.
Journal out your thoughts.
Listen to a podcast.
Read an invigorating book.
Have a deep and thought provoking conversation with a friend.
Create a daily mantra to meditate on.
Set some new goals that inspire you.
Listen to a podcast that facilitates learning.
Go on a walk.
Take a new class at the gym.
Find a new recipe to cook and enjoy!
Look in the mirror and tell yourself five things you love about your body.
Paint your toes.
Treat yourself to a massage.
Pray. Meditate. Read the bible or another spiritually full book. Journal out your thoughts, inspiration and share with a close friend.
Pursue a friend you’d like to know better.
Pencil in a friend date for later this week.
Call, text or reach out to a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while.
Think back to your first childhood best friend – write them a letter, send them a message or reach to remind them what you were grateful for back then.
Create your own Galentines night out with some of your closest friends.
Reach out to a new acquaintance, and begin cultivating a new friendship.
Spend time with family and prioritize a sibling date, parent coffee session or call a grandparent.
Hope this list inspires a bit of self-love whether emotionally, mentally, spiritually, physically or relationally! And remember, Valentines Day is about love. It doesn’t have to be romantic (or it could!).
Start with yourself. Extend to your friends. Share with your family. And above all let love guide you and lead you. Today and everyday!
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Lots of love xx