Valentine’s Day is a day when so many people go through a myriad of emotions. Even the days, leading up to and after it, can be an emotional rollercoaster. All this for a marketing made-up holiday!
Now, I’m not trying to be negative about this day, but I feel so bad for those who take it so seriously.
Really, you can only be romantic on February 14?
Let’s look at some of these emotions:
- I don’t care
And you can actually go through all these emotions in one day!! Talk about something not being good for your health!
You EXPECT your significant other to plan a ROMANTIC evening
You STRESS about what it will be, what to wear
It’s not what you EXPECTED, so you are DISAPPOINTED
And then take on the I DON’T CARE attitude!
Whew!! And it’s not only the younger generation. It’s surprising how many of our generation adopt this plan.
But if you take a look at this, it all revolves around someone else making you happy. What’s wrong with making yourself happy – a little self-love on Valentine’s Day? Or any day for that matter?
But until you learn to love yourself, it’s hard to fully love someone else.
Most people (especially women) put more energy into their relationships with others than they do with themselves. Always giving but not taking time to give to ourselves.
And we are our own worst critic! Do you really tell someone that they are having a bad hair day and look awful? Probably not, but we will say that to ourselves.
Have you taken the time to celebrate your own unique gifts? We are always there to tell our children how outstanding they are (even when they might not always be) but have you told yourself that?
Learning to open our hearts and love ourselves is not always easy. But it will be worth the effort in the long run.
And we really need to practice some self- love every day.
To paraphrase the song: Put a little love in your heart and the world will be a better place.
So here are a few tips to help you get started. And plans or not for Valentine’s Day, you can start incorporating some of these tips into your daily routine right now.
- Make time every day to celebrate yourself.
There is always something about you that deserves positive recognition. Even just acknowledging it with a positive statement will work.
- Treat yourself to something special.
Have a small bite of real chocolate (check out the recipe below), a sip of wine, buy some flowers, read a few pages in a book or just go for a walk and breathe in the nature and fresh air
- Wear one item, seen or unseen, that makes you feel special.
A certain shade of lipstick, a piece of jewelry, sexy panties, the scent of a particular essential oil or if you are like me, carry a special crystal with you.
- Spend time alone.
Even if it’s just five minutes. Learn to be quiet with yourself and check-in.
- Stop comparing yourself to others.
What is one person’s failure might be another’s success.
- Let go of the past.
Forgive those who have hurt you and release the anger.
- Wear a smile.
Remember, what you give out comes back to you!
I’d love to hear your thoughts about Valentine’s Day emotions.
In Peace and Good Health,
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Here’s another easy, delicious, healthy, vegan, gluten free recipe from my friend at Bunny’s Bite.
Black Beans and Spirulina (a superfood) might not sound so delicious but combined with the chocolate, it just melts in your mouth.
Plus each truffle has 3 grams of protein – something you don’t usually find in a dessert!
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