Whether you’re single or in a relationship, February 14th can be a great reminder to slow down and give ourselves more compassion, love, and even a little sexiness.
If you're single like me, then it can be a day that constantly reminds you that you are not in a relationship. If you're reducing your sugar intake, then chocolate is everywhere–– mocking you in the face. Perhaps you just lost a loved one and everywhere you turn, you are reminded of your loss. Or maybe you’re in a romantic relationship and you have the pressure of finding the perfect gift or date, or the disappointment when it doesn't turn out as planned.
Whatever your circumstance, it’s easy to let social media, commercials, and shopping malls make you feel inferior. While you may feel alone with these feelings, there are many others in the same situation as you.
So, how do you enjoy Valentines without boycotting it or allowing it to make you feel less-than? I invite you to turn this Valentine’s into a meaningful celebration of self-love.
Skip the low-end chocolates made with toxic ingredients and processed sugar, and indulge in a dark chocolate that will not only be superior in taste but also in health benefits. Trust me, this is worth the extra expense and effort. Check out the healthier eaters Top 10 best and worst brands here.
If you’re feeling like going out and don’t want to sit at home, call some girlfriends, make a plan and go out!
Who said staying home had to be boring? Invite some uplifting friends over for dinner or a game night.
Want to embrace being solo? Go out to your favorite restaurant or get takeout and light some candles in the comfort of your home.
No need to wait for someone else to tell you that you’re special. Send or buy yourself flowers and brighten up your home or office!
Send a special someone an anonymous gift. Maybe a new coworker or friend that could use a smile. This simple gesture will not only brighten their day but yours as well.
When was the last time you wrote a letter to yourself? This may sound silly, but how would it feel if you wrote a letter to yourself about all the things you are grateful for about yourself? What do you love about yourself? Try it… you might be surprised how healing this is.
Allow yourself to do a non-work activity without judgment. Even if you don’t think you are creative give yourself permission to enjoy a relaxing activity, such as reading, coloring, yoga, knitting, meditating, or reading for pleasure.
Turn off your notifications and stay away from social media. It has been known to induce major stress and FOMO. Allow yourself to be present and enjoy your moment.
Yep, you heard me right. You don’t need an excuse to go out or another person to awaken your inner goddess and feel sexy and sensual. Put on some belting tunes and dance naked, dust off that pretty lingerie and put it on just for you, light a bunch of candles and draw yourself a bath, or get out your oils and give yourself a sensual massage. Ladies, there is nothing that will make you feel sexier than giving yourself an “O” or multiple.
The key to feeling sexy is to slow down and create an experience out of everything.
There are no rules that you need to celebrate Valentine's Day!
Remember: when we switch our focus from what we’re resisting to what we want more of, we invite more joy and happiness into our lives.
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