Valentine’s day is coming up! I have celebrated most Valentine’s Days in my adult life, single. In the past, Valentine’s day caused a lot of emotional pain for me. It made me depressed and resentful and it put me in an awful mood. I hated this day that represented everyone else’s happily ever after until I realized that I was living my own unconventional fairy tale. It can have a passionate romance or not. There can be a Prince(ss) Charming, or not.
It doesn’t change my own role in my little story of finding happiness and fulfillment. That’s the way we all try to write our story isn’t it? With magic and happiness, the main ingredients.
With practice, it’s become a day that I enjoy. It’s a day when I am reminded that I am important and that I am special and that I deserve to be pampered and loved on. And if there’s no one in my life to do those things for me? Then it’s time to do them for myself because I love myself and I think I’m a pretty awesome chick. I deserve chocolate for maintaining this level of awesomeness all year round.
How do you feel about Valentine’s Day?
Are you looking forward to it? Dreading it? Completely ambivalent towards it? Regardless of how you’re planning to celebrate, why not lead up to it with a big dose of self-love?
Be Your Own Valentine is a completely free 7-day journey into loving yourself. You can sign up riiiiiight here!
Valentine’s day is a reminder to focus on love.
All kinds of love. Family, friends, lovers, spouses, and yes, you knew it was coming – yourself.
Do the things that you wish someone would do for you. You are allowed to. You don’t have to feel weird about it. It doesn’t make you lame or silly. It just means that you recognize how awesome you are and that you deserve a bit of pampering because it’s hard to be so awesome all of the time. I know.
Buy yourself a box of chocolate, get a pretty bouquet of flowers to decorate your space, make (or order out) a deliciously decadent meal, buy yourself jewelry or new art supplies or something that you really want for the simple reason that it will make you happy. Brighten someone else’s day. Make sure that everyone you meet feels adored and special. Yourself included you wonderful person you.
Be Your Own Valentine
-One cute little ebook of articles and suggestions
-Printable Valentine’s Tags, you can print them and pass them out as a Random Act of Kindness
-Wallpapers to download for your phone
-Seven days of e-mails full of cute activities to encourage you to love yourself!
-I’ll also be posting in our Facebook Group – The SoulSisterhood.
So sign up and join us!