Be Your Own Valentine

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It’s the season of love. Whether you are in a relationship or not, it’s important to be your own valentine. And this idea does not need to be limited to February. We are only able to love others in a healthy way when we nurture a loving relationship with ourselves.

Here are some self-care ideas that are free or don’t cost a lot of money:

  • Say “I love you” to yourself in the mirror three times with feeling ( I know, its weird at first but gets easier with repetition)
  • Drink more water
  • Buy yourself a bouquet
  • Light a candle or two or three
  • Get a mani/pedi
  • Spend time journaling
  • Be in nature
  • Take a bath
  • Meditate
  • Do restorative yoga
  • Make a favorite meal or even better make a nutritious spa meal
  • Spend time reading a book
  • Give yourself a facial
  • Take a nap
  • Call a friend
  • Make herbal tea in your favorite mug
  • Take a technology break for an hour, an afternoon, or the whole day
"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection."  Buddha