Valentine's Day is a bit overrated.
And that is coming from someone that loves love.
I love everything about the celebration of love, but I could do without all the extra commercialism and pressure that comes with Valentine's Day. Can you relate?
My proposal this year is to celebrate love without the extra hype. And you can do this if you are in a relationship, single or it's complicated.
Because at the end of the day, the best love you are going to receive is the love you give yourself.
I want to help you celebrate love in a way that feels good to you and does not involve spending a ton of money, or feeling guilty for a ton of extra calories in wine and chocolates. Let's make this a real love fest!
Here are my best tips to celebrate a Valentine's Day that doesn't suck and celebrates you and everything you love about you:
Write yourself a love letter. What is so great about you? What is uniquely you that no one else does? Write yourself a letter or a series of notes to remind yourself how wonderful you are.
Give yourself a little massage. After you get out of the shower, take some time to put on lotion and really massage your body as you rub it in. As you go along, give some appreciation to each body part. "Thank you legs for your strength in carrying me around all day. Thank you booty for giving me something to shake when I dance." You get the picture. Get creative, and be real. No shaming allowed.
Spend time in nature. Nature is one of the places where I can connect with myself and the world around me. I appreciate all the beauty around me and my part in it. This makes me feel special and a part of a bigger picture. It's humbling and fills me with lovely feelings.
Put on some music and dance it out.I like to put my playlists on shuffle and dance out whatever comes up. Let the emotions flow and surrender to the shuffle button. But if you want to conjure a certain feeling, play music that is in alignment with that. Want energy? Put on music that pumps you up and get moving!
Self pleasure. You didn't think I'd get through an entire post about self love and not talk about giving yourself the pleasure of an orgasm?! There are SO many health benefits - increased blood flow, release of tension, and a natural rush of endorphins (among many other benefits). There is no shame in doing this for yourself without a partner, you know exactly what you like and what you need. :)
I challenge you to celebrate yourself on Valentine's Day and then tell me all about it. I want all the juicy details. So comment below and tell me how you're celebrating.
Did you find this blog post helpful? Do you want to increase the love in your life? It all starts with yourself, which is why I created a simple self love meditation. Claim yours here and get more love immediately.