Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and love is swirling in the air. What many people forget is that your relationship with yourself is actually the most important and sacred relationship you'll ever be in. Whether you have a significant other or not, finding some self-care activities to try on Valentine's Day is the perfect way to take time to love yourself, and show yourself how much you freaking adore you.
1. Read By Candlelight
A self-help book with a clever and generation defining twist that will teach you tostop trying to be positive all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
2. Enjoy A Few Minutes Of Meditation
Taking a few minutes to meditate is such an incredible form of self-care. It clears your mind like nothing else can in this world, and it really creates that mental space you need to practice self-compassion in a way that actually works. A couple top rated apps to try are Aura and Breethe.
3. Journal It Out
Go old fashion- put pen to paper. There is something more authentic and cathartic about physically writing out your thoughts. Write your dreams..what you want to accomplish this year.. Let it all out.
4. Bake Your Favourite Recipe
Don’t consider yourself a baker? Not to fret this Vegan Blueberry Scone recipe is simple to follow and may become your new favourite. There is something utterly comforting about the smell of freshly baked scones!
5.Take A Bubble Bath
Start the tub, pour the wine and enjoy a relaxing bath with Boreal Fog & BeRejuvenated Bubble Elixir. Soak deep into the woodsy abyss of the boreal forest with invigorating Siberian fir. The charred smell of fresh burned lumber linger throughout the entire bath.
Practice Micro Self care
Self-care and self-love should not be a Valentine’s day exclusive event. Adding moments into your daily routine will help bring you peace and joy 365. Simple actions like treating yourself to a piece of cake from your favourite bakery, taking 5 mins each morning to sit in quiet and centre before the hussle of your day or taking the time to absorb the process of making a cup of coffee without focusing on anything but the task at hand.
Let Go Of Guilt
Bottom line—don’t think of self-care as selfish. Many times, those with a partner or a family feel like they have to spend Valentine’s Day with their loved ones. That doesn’t mean you can’t carve out some time that day or week to honour yourself and practice a little self-care.
Find time for the simple acts that make you happy this Valentine’s Day; you’ll find you’ll have more capacity to love others after you love yourself.