As Valentine's Day approaches, it can be easy to only think about romantic love. But when we remember that this day celebrates all types of relationships - including the ones we have with ourselves. So let’s celebrate today with not just those close to us but also by giving ourselves some extra care and attention too.
Taking time to prioritize your relationship with yourself can be a transformative experience. Living inside our heads often leaves much room for improvement - why not make it an enjoyable place? If you're looking for some positive ideas on how to practice self-love, here are a few tips that might help you get started. First of all, taking care of yourself doesn't have to be hard or a chore; put it in your calendar and make time for self-care! Self-love can come with practice, so don't worry if you start out just feeling 'self-like.' Take things slow - give yourselves credit for the small wins along the way as you cultivate good habits that will pay off eventually.
After making sure you've set some time aside for all things you, you can use it to let your inner artist shine! Crafting can be a wonderful way to unwind and take some much-needed time out of the hustle & bustle. Relax while expressing yourself in creative ways, or challenge yourself with an intricate project found online - why not let those feelings flow onto canvas? You never know what beautiful thing could come out of it. And if you're not the artsy type, you can also crack open that new book you've been meaning to start reading, put together a puzzle, or learn something exciting. These simple activities can help you step away from the daily stressors of life while still experiencing an enriching activity.
Also, whenever you feel like life is giving you a hard time, make sure to give yourself a break! Before judging your decisions, consider if you would say these harsh words to someone close. We all need time away from our obligations - when investing in restful moments ask yourself how this might help your wellbeing and make sure that "could" takes the place of "should". The priority? Making it count for YOU!