It’s February, the month of love, candlelit dinners, and sweet treats. But who says you need a sweetheart? Now is the perfect time to lavish a little love on yourself.
Romantic partner or no, Valentine’s Day is for you. It’s a great reminder that we can all benefit from a little love and attention. Take this opportunity to be extra kind to yourself. It will do your heart good, and help you avoid the winter doldrums.
Try something new. Learning a new skill can just plain ol’ make you feel good. Try a cooking class, or a new workout. Or, visit a new place – around the corner or around the globe. You’ll expand your world, meet new people, and feel empowered.
Pamper, pamper, pamper. Take time to do things that truly make you happy. It’s amazing what “you time” can do for your heart – and your outlook. Pampering yourself might include spa treatment, your favorite meal, or just quiet hours with a book. Carve out time to indulge.
Give a little love. Giving really is better than receiving. Shower your friends and family with valentines or homemade treats, and enjoy the warm feeling it gives you. Volunteering is a great way to bring joy to your heart, too.
Get a new look. When you look good, you feel good. Treat yourself to a new outfit from Amelia’s Boutique. Being fashion-forward can help you move forward in other areas, too. You’ll feel a boost of self-confidence that will help you face any challenge – even if the challenge is just a dreary winter day.
Appreciate all kinds of love. Valentine’s Day is so focused on romantic love that it can be easy to overlook other valuable relationships. Spend quality time with family and friends. Take a special treat to a loved one in a nursing home. Or enjoy an extra-long walk with a furry pal. Remember the non-romantic loves in your life.
However you decide to celebrate Valentine’s Day, be sure to treat yourself. Even if that treat is just a small cup of coffee, it can have a big impact on your day. A little kindness goes a long way.