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Self-Love Tips for Valentine’s Day & Beyond
We just celebrated Valentine’s Day, the day dedicated to all things love and romance. When most people think of Valentine’s, the first thing that comes to mind is fancy dinner dates, heartfelt gifts, and cheesy cards exchanged between romantic partners. Don’t get us wrong, those things can be fun, but what about nurturing your most long-term relationship - yourself? Self-love should always be a priority - not only on Valentine’s Day but on all the other 364 days as well. If your relationship with the babe in the mirror has been feeling a little bit rocky lately, set aside time to try some of our favorite self-care tips and rekindle that self-love spark that you’ve been missing:
Write yourself a love letter
Seriously! It sounds cheesy, we know, but how often do we actually take the time to sit down and think through all of the things we enjoy about ourselves? Documenting the things that you like about yourself has been proven to increase your self-esteem and sense of self-worth so grab a pen and paper and pour your heart out!
Make yourself a Michelin star-worthy meal
Okay, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration (unless you’re already an accomplished chef - in which case, go for it!) but cooking a nice meal for yourself can be therapeutic and in today’s world of Postmates and drive-thrus on every corner, it’s something that many of us don’t do often enough. You don’t have to make anything fancy - just pick a meal that you like, find a recipe, and get cookin! Not only do you get a delicious meal, but it’ll taste better with that sense of accomplishment from knowing you made it yourself.
Take a digital hiatus
We love us some social media, but I think we can all agree that it can be exhausting. It’s easy to start feeling negative about yourself when you’re comparing your real life to someone else’s highlight reel. Take a night, or if you’re feeling crazy, an entire day, to delete the social media apps from your phone and go off the grid for a while. You’ll be shocked at how much more you can get done when you’re not mindlessly scrolling down the black hole that is your Instagram feed!