It's time to take the pressure off from this affection & gift giving holiday and turn the focus to the most important person in the room...
Valentine's Day should be a celebration of self love that involves indulging, self care, and feeling amazing!
Sometimes our expectations aren't met, which lead to hurt and disappointment. When it comes to love language, everyone's is different. We may miss out on accepting love from another because we simply do not recognize it based on our own book of love.
As hard as it is, I think we need to all take a pause before this romantically forced day and truly think about what it is that makes us happy, satisfied, and fulfilled...
...Let's take action and give that gift to ourselves! I'm not saying your partner needs to be pushed aside, because they can join in and enjoy all of the little things that make your own heart tick! Making yourself happy and fulfilled will automatically put your loved one in a more relaxed and joyful state of mind. Trust me! They want to see you happy!!
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Get ready to your favorite music or some romantic instrumentals
Make your absolute favorite breakfast food (go shopping a day or two before) OR better yet, get your favorite food delivered!
Pamper yourself! Schedule those hair, nail, skin, and massage appointments leading up to the day so you can feel your best.
Skip the coffee at home and go get a latte or sweet treat from your local barista!
Join a workout class or do your own at home by following a Youtube video! Get your blood pumping and oxygen to your brain, it releases endorphins- the happy chemical.
Spend some extra time with your furry friend/s! Animals provide some of the best therapies on the planet. They would love nothing more than to share this ultra loving day with you.
Buy that item you have been eyeing for the last week, month, year... you deserve it! Give yourself a gift that makes you feel good. You can't put a price on happiness.
When is the last time you felt sexy? Try on that form fitting blouse you haven't touched in ages, or switch up your flats with a pair of heels/stilettos. Making slight changes to your posture when you walk can feel very empowering!
Order yourself some fine chocolate! If that is your cup of tea, of course. There is this incredible company called Vosges (not sponsered) They don't just create chocolate with the finest ingredients from around the world, they create experiences!
Get an early start on your spring cleaning. Who said you have to wait until Spring? If you are someone who thrives in a clean and organized environment, then this is self love! Listen to music to make it even more therapeutic.
Stop by your local florist and create your own bouquet. Flowers are such a beautiful gift, but there's nothing better than going through the experience of smells, colors, shapes, and beauty that all get wrapped up in a pretty bow. (Only you know what will pair best with your home decor)
Catch up on the book you've been trying to finish. Sometimes a little escape from reality is a great anti-anxiety medicine.
Reserve or do takeout from your favorite restaurant. Taking a break from cooking and having someone else do the work, satisfies & fulfills on a different level.
Plan a good movie or show to watch! You are totally in charge of the remote on this day, it's the law. (...I think)
Unplug. Especially if you have worked all day! You deserved to tune out from all the noise around you. It's okay to shut your phone off, take pride in it!
Sometimes we just want our favorite snacks! This is that time. Shop the week before or even use Instacart, Ubereats, or any other delivery service to ensure you have all the flavor desires fulfilled.
Painting can be romantic. Even if you are the least bit skilled with drawing, there are easy to use paint kits you can buy. Amazon has these "paint-by-numbers" that are absolutely brilliant! Do this alone or even with your partner, you may be surprised by your inner creativity.
Candles candles candles. These are some of the most simple yet impactful accents that can completely change the mood of your environment. Just light a candle or two, the mood will follow...
Call someone who adores you. Whether that be your mom, dad, sister, friend, lover, or even a soul friend. Engulfing in conversation with someone who genuinely loves you can soften all corners of your heart and mind.
Who said a bubble bath and wine can't mix? Not me! This could potentially be the highlight of your entire day and the start of a relaxing and sensual evening. Fill your tub with bubbles, fizz bombs, scented salts, essential oils. Throw on a face mask, bring a glass of your fav beverage + a candle into the bathroom. Wallah!
Baking is a love language. Sometimes having an excuse to bring out your favorite bake-ware is more exciting than not having to do laundry YET. Get creative in the kitchen and then maybe share some of your delicious desserts with your neighbors or loved ones!
Dive into your birth chart & see what the future holds. In this day & age, it's more acceptable to openly talk about Astrology, Tarot, and Energy readings. You know you're curious! Try it with someone local or even browse Youtube for "personalized angel readings."
Laugh it out! When is the last time you had a great big belly laugh? The ones where you get to a point of no return and the tears or pee is coming! Ahhh! Yes, those laughs actually beneficial for your heart, lungs, and muscles, and they even release bursts of endorphins. Throw on some stand up comedy or plan to go out to a comedy show! There are also plenty of adult board games to play in partners or groups that can have you laughing in tears!
Throw a Galentine's Day Party! If you are single and so are your girlfriends, have a girls night! Eat delicious foods, watch movies, and play games. It won't be hard to find fun with this one!
Celebrate your own independence. Free yourself from your exes! This may sound silly... but, do you remember all of the little things you would do that would drive your ex partners crazy? Little things you don't even think about because that's instinctually who you are. Yes. Make sure you embrace all of those!