Self-love is to be cultivated, whether you are single or attached to someone.
Even if you have been married for years, it’s great to be able to allocate time to nurturing your soul, body and spirit.
While true self-love is an every moment affair, February 14th is a day to remind us all about its importance.
If you are single, looking for love and feeling down about being without a date on valentine’s day, you may be inclined to believe that you are the most unlucky person in the world.
So instead of thinking of how you can have a great time by yourself, you are already stuck in self-pity.
Ask yourself these questions.
– Do I have an affection for myself?
– Do I celebrate my small wins or am I always critical about every decision I take?
– Am I devoted to myself?
– Do I spend enough time/money/energy to take care of myself?
– What do I appreciate about myself?
Self love is about learning to fall in love with everything that makes you, you.
Many people expect others to love them unconditionally without loving themselves first.
To put Selflove into practice, it must be reflected in your attitude, words and actions.
Here are 14 ideas for selflove on February 14th:
1. A candle-lit dinner for one.
Complete with wine, background music, scented flowers and of course Dessert!!!
This is an opportunity for you to get to know you.
Learning to be comfortable in your own company helps to boost your self-confidence.
And it doesn’t have to be in a club.
Why not inside your bedroom?
It doesn’t matter whether you know how to sing or dance, or not.
Create a playlist.
Get silly. And have fun.
3. Lunch date for one.
If the idea of setting up a candle lit dinner seems rather too fancy, then go on a lunch-date or maybe a solo-picnic.
Whatever you can afford.
Take time to spend time with yourself.
Hang out with your spirit, soul and body.
Get to know your likes, your dislikes, your passions/interests, what keeps you going on tough days etc.
4. Write a letter to yourself and list out every amazing quality you can think of.
Many of us are way too critical about ourselves. We simply don’t know how to appreciate our efforts.
5. Medical check up:
February 14th is an especially good day to have your body checked.
That doctor’s office visit you’ve been postponing for the last one year, how about you make it today?
6. Mental reset:
February 14 is definitely a good day to let go of negative energy and be healed of painful memories.
Decide today to leave that abusive relationship and cut out from an environment that is continually toxic to your mental health.
7. Pamper your body:
An important aspect of self-love, is self-care.
Whether it’s a pedicure, new hairdo, body massage, face scrub, or simply painting your finger nails, give your body a treat it will thank you for.
8. Watch a fun movie.
You don’t have to go to a cinema.
Just set up one right in your living room or on your bed complete with a pack of buttered popcorn (or hotdogs) and drink.
And it doesn’t have to be a romantic movie.
9. Start the day with Personal reflection.
Personal reflection helps you to acknowledge and show gratitude for the things you have.
It also boosts your self esteem by helping you to gain clarity and focus on the things that truly matter.
10. Buy yourself a gift:
Whether it’s a bouquet of scented flowers, some bars of chocolate or a customized mug, February 14 is a good day to splurge on yourself!
11. Take a morning/an evening walk.
It’s such a simple gesture that doesn’t take much from you but gives you the opportunity to observe and appreciate the scenery around you.
12. Make an anonymous donation:
Maybe you’ve been considering this for a while. Why not do it today?
13. Check up on an old friend.
The dividends of your self-love can also extend to others.
Be the reason that someone gets to smile today.
14. Find time to pray!!!
Self love is incomplete if your spiritman is not refreshed.
Having Fellowship with God is an everyday affair and February 14th should be no exception.
Also it’s a good opportunity to show appreciation to the greatest lover of all times, who loves us all unconditionally -Jesus.
Which of these is your favorite? Do you have other selflove ideas for today?