The single people feel left out, the broke wonder what they can offer to their Valentine for free, and couples stress over finding just the right way to say “I love you” to each other. Good news! We know a way to help you ditch the stress and stop feeling sorry for yourself after Valentine’s Day: Practice loving yourself instead! Here are nine ways to do it.
Create an in-home spa day for yourself
Did you know that it’s actually possible to give yourself a massage? Other great in-home spa possibilities include taking a relaxing bath with sea salt and essential oils, and giving yourself an all-natural, skin-nourishing facial.
Practice meditation and yoga
There is no better way to say “I love you” than investing time in listening to yourself, getting to know who you really are, and learning what truly brings you happiness. Yoga and meditation both offer us a way to do these things.
Take yourself on a date
If you’re open to spending a little money this Valentine’s Day, here’s what we recommend: Think of what your perfect date this would be — where you would go, what you would do, what you would eat, etc., and then do it yourself! The beauty of taking yourself on a date is that you get to do EXACTLY what you enjoy.
Re-evaluate your relationships
Toxic relationships can suck out all of our energy and really bring us down. A great gift to yourself on this relationship-focused holiday might be to evaluate which relationships are serving you, and which are not. Then, make a plan to nourish and develop the ones that are healthy, and cut down on time spent on relationships that are unhealthy.
Cook a fabulous meal for yourself
Cooking for one, when that “one” is yourself, is something that many people struggle to find the motivation to do. When we think about making a meal for ourselves, we often think, “Why put so much time and energy into cooking when it’s only for me?” And this is a problem. When we think of ourselves as “only me,” we are diminishing our self-worth. Here’s the thing: You are worth it! This Valentine’s Day, practice loving yourself by cooking a very healthy and delicious meal, and then enjoying every bite.