Valentines Day. The one time of year we can eat chocolate, have our cheeks flushed pink, watch chic flicks and write clichés in cards… Actually that’s every other weekend for me. Regardless of how often you eat a box of heart shaped chocolates, there’s no escaping the fact that the 14th of February is all about love. And whilst it’s nice when you’ve got that special someone to spend it with, the most important date you’ll have on Valentines Day (and for the rest of your life) is YOU. Yes, I realize it’s clichéd to write about how important it is to love yourself but hey, it is Valentines Day. So here are some things you can do (or I try to show myself) a little loving.
“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”
– Lucille Ball
Buy that dress you’ve been eyeing off on ASOS to show yourself some appreciation.
Walk with confidence of everything you’ve accomplished and dreaming of.
Embrace your flaws.
Surround yourself with positivity.
Dream big and act even bigger.
Paint your nails blue, or green, or purple to brighten your day.
Play your music loud and sing even louder.
Call your family/friends and tell them how much they mean to you.
Have a relaxing bath with candles.
Cook a lovely meal for yourself.
Lay on a grassy hill and watch the clouds roll over.
Crack open a bottle of wine.
Binge watch How To Get Away With Murder (woops, too late).
Download Taylor Swifts album.
Put on your beautiful jewellery.
Write down all these things that make you happy and feel loved for future reference.
And don’t forget to finish this all off with a small box of chocolates… you’ve earned it.
Happy Valentines Day to each and every one of you. xxx A