Gosh, it’s that time again…yes, it’s Valentine’s Day this Tuesday!
I like to think of it as a reminder that love is a continuum and something that we are all able to give and receive. Whenever Valentine’s day comes along we put our focus on self-love and this year is no different…love for yourself is everything and is as important as the love that you have for your significant other, your family and your friends.
Let’s face it, the last year has been pretty intense, to say the least, and much of that intensity has taken an emotional, psychological and in some instances a physical toll on us. But, on the positive side of things, many of us have been reminded of just how much we value LOVE.
Sometimes we forget how deeply intertwined self-care and self-love actually are: Self-care
is a major part of the self-love story and requires us to be mindful and to be consistent about managing our well-being physically, mentally, & emotionally and of course the little things that we are recommending here are just tiny parts of a bigger self-care story.
So this Valentine’s Day we’re advocating for some little ‘self-care bites’ because as the saying goes “if self-love says I love you… self-care says prove it”. So whatever else you’re doing this Valentine’s Day make some time that’s just for you.
Here are some ideas…
- Inspire yourself with some soul food like Lala Dalia’s book ‘Vibrate Higher Daily‘
- Create a bathing sanctuary… Take a relaxing bath with some of your favourite bath treats.
- Give yourself or get someone to give you a massage with some aromatherapy oils and of course return the favour…
- Grab a journal or your affirmation notebook and write down what you’re feeling grateful for and your goals.
- Treat yourself to some flowers to brighten up your home and add a splash of colour.
We’d love to hear from you what your Valentine’s Day plans… if you are doing anything special or just treating it like any other day… but you can always use it as a bit of an excuse to indulge in a little extra self care and treat for yourself.