The Oxford Dictionary defines Valentine’s Day as a day where it’s traditional to send a card to someone you are romantically involved with or attracted to. But Valentine’s Day is much more than that. Whether you have a significant other or not, Valentine’s Day is a time for love; that is self-love, of course. This year more than ever, try investing any energy you would give to someone else on yourself. Self-care may look a little different for everyone, but here are a few ways you can practice self-love this Valentine’s Day.
Take a Warm Bath
Everyone knows a warm bath is usually the cure for everything. But for Valentine’s Day, turn that simple bath up a notch. We’re talking candles all around the bathroom, bath bombs, bring your favourite book, music or movie to the bathroom. And maybe even sit with a face/hair mask on while you relax.
Write Yourself a Love Note
Just like your every day affirmations, but better! Think about how you would write a love letter to a significant other, but try it on yourself. Everything you love about yourself, and why you’re so lucky you get to be you!
Eat Your Favourite Foods
There are no rules! This day is the time to eat your favourite food and feel good about doing it. Whether that means your favourite loaded salad from the restaurant next to your house or your favourite fast food meal, or maybe it’s both? Maybe even eat in the bath? This is the ultimate self-love tactic.
Whether your drink of choice is a glass of wine or a cup of tea, pour yourself that cup and enjoy it while practicing your other self-care techniques.
A Gift From You to You
Nothing says “I love me” more than buying that new sweatsuit, lingerie set or pair of earrings for yourself. Dainty Diamond has a variety of silver and solid gold earrings, necklaces and bracelets that can be the perfect way to treat yourself to a gift from you to you.