While Valentine’s Day tends to focus on spreading love to others, showing yourself love on this day (and every day) is equally important. Self-love is necessary to keep your mind, body and soul healthy, but also to be able to give yourself to others around you. Loving yourself can mean a multitude of things and can cover several aspects of your life, but we’re keeping it simple. Here are 4 simple, easy ways to show yourself a little extra love this Valentine’s Day.
List positive things about yourself.
While it may sound corny, bringing light to your attributes is extremely healthy and we guarantee that you don’t do it often enough! Grab a notebook and start jotting down some of your fav traits about yourself, as well as accomplishments that you’re proud of. You can always reference back to this list when you’re having a not-so-great day and putting this into practice can help you learn to love,accept and celebrate yourself as you are.
Find a means to express yourself such as painting, writing, sculpting, dancing – you name it! Designate a place and time to spend doing these things and let your imagination run wild. There is no right or wrong way to express yourself and it is scientifically proven that creativity is beneficial to your health. Bonus points if you can get your friends in on the plan too, we’re certain you will have so much fun!
Have some alone time.
Create a calming, distraction-free environment and just sit by yourself for a while. Make sure there’s nothing around you that may cause you stress or that will channel your energy elsewhere. Grab a snack and beverage and take time to think about the wonderful things taking place in your life right now.
Try a self-care session.
Take this day to pamper yourself. Whether it be going to a spa, getting your nails done, or running a hot bath, do something for yourself. Order some take-out and grab some bath bombs, candles, and a face and hair mask and spend all night relaxing. Detoxing in this way can ease your nerves and bring your mind and body back to a state of refreshment, so that you’re ready to take on anything.
These suggestions to love yourself don’t take much effort but will make all the difference in appreciating yourself on this special day. On Valentine’s Day and on every day of the year, don’t forget to prioritize yourself and your overall health, even if it means taking some time to yourself. Having alone time is extremely healthy and beneficial to your state of mind and allows for self-reflection and gratitude.
To your Balanced health,
The Balanced Company