With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, the topic of love becomes extremely prevalent to say the least. While it's both important and fun to celebrate the relationships you have with others, one relationship that is often overlooked is the one you have with yourself. Acknowledging the respect and admiration you have for yourself is the perfect way to celebrate this love revolving holiday. Here are five simple ways to practice self-love this Valentines Day:
Know Your Worth
In a world where vanity is glorified and looks hold power, it is important to know that your value has nothing to do with the way you look. You are valuable because of who you are. The way that you dress or wear your hair has zero impact on the beautiful, worthy person that you are inside.
Trust Your Gut
Let’s be honest- decision making is probably the least most exciting part of adulthood. It’s easy to doubt yourself when it comes to making the right decision. Only you know what is best for you and it’s time to start believing that your feelings are valid and that you will do what is right for YOU.
Put Yourself First
It is easy to put your wants and needs on hold especially when you are in a relationship or have a family. Today, do what makes you happy. Find a happy space to decompress or enjoy your favorite activity. Whether that is taking a brisk walk in nature, or online shopping in bed, it’s the perfect day to indulge in something that brings you happiness.
Surround Yourself With Positive People
Let go of the toxic relationships you have with friends, family and acquaintances to ensure a more positive energy. While it may be hard initially, it’s important to surround yourself with positive influence and will prove to be beneficial to your mental health. Negativity will have you at your lowest, feeling worn and depressed. Stick with people who lift you up, not tear you down.
Find Your Inner Peace
Head to your safe space, surround yourself with aromatherapy and any items that bring you joy. Then, prepare for a deep breathing meditation session to help center you. Even if you cannot achieve a true meditation, focus on deep calming breaths to help relax you and have you feeling positive and in tune with your inner peace.
Get into a positive mindset and start loving yourself today. Here’s to hoping you show yourself some much needed love on this fun, widely celebrated holiday. Wishing you all a peaceful, Happy Valentine's Day.