With everything going on in the world today, maybe you didn’t realize that Valentine’s Day is literally days away. And whether you are planning a romantic celebration with your partner, a fun night with your friends, or just sitting this Valentine’s Day out altogether, don’t forget about that special someone that is closest to you, YOU!
Take this time to put yourself first. It’s not selfish, it’s self-care! When was the last time you focused solely on making yourself happy? Regardless if you have other V-Day plans or not, make a point to treat yourself this Valentine’s Day. If you’re not sure where to start, here are some tips to point you in the right direction if you’re new to this whole treat yourself thing.
Treat yourself the way you know best.
Maybe cliche chocolate-covered strawberries aren’t your thing or you’re allergic to roses or red wine gives you a terrible headache. Doesn’t matter! One of the biggest perks of being your own valentine is that you know exactly what you like. So skip the cliches and treat yourself to what you know you like best.
Write yourself a love letter.
Before you roll your eyes, hear me out. Who wouldn’t love a hand-written love note from an admirer? But your opinion of yourself is more important than what anyone else thinks of you. Instead of waiting for someone else to send you that love letter, write one to yourself! Write down all of the things you love about yourself and if you’re ever feeling down you’ll have a reminder of just how amazing you are!
Take time to reflect.
If you’re feeling like you’re missing something this Valentine’s Day, take the time to look inwards and think about what’s making you feel that way. This doesn’t necessarily have to be something romantic. It could be quite the opposite. Maybe your current relationship or friendships aren’t serving you. Whatever it may be, take time to reflect and listen to yourself so that you can make the needed changes in your life.
Make a plan to reach your goals.
Are there things that you have been wanting to accomplish but they constantly get put on the back burner? Maybe you’re tending to everyone’s needs that you forget about your own. Nothing says self-love more than prioritizing yourself. Spend time today writing down all of the goals you want to accomplish by Valentine’s Day next year. Have them somewhere so that you see them every day and won’t forget about them!