Is it me or did January feel extra long this year? Anyhow, we're finally in February and I'm so excited to get into the spirit of Valentine's Day. Today I'm sharing 5 things I do every Valentine's Day to cater to myself. Hopefully you'll be inspired to do something special for yourself this year!
I cannot stress how rewarding it is to honor the body in this way. There's a certain magic that occurs when we treat our vessels well. I mean the self esteem boost alone is worthwhile. Though there are endless ways to tend to the body, I focus on my nails. As someone who works with her hands, I typically don't invest in "fancy nails". However, when V-Day rolls around I make sure my fingers and toes are perfectly polished.
I truly believe that chocolate makes the heart smile (that's not medical advice 🤭). I always indulge in a sweet treat for Valentine's Day because my tastebuds deserve some love too. From gourmet goodies to decadent desserts, there's always room for a tasty delight.
There's nothing like the feeling of luxurious fabrics against the skin. Whether it be a satin pillowcase, cashmere throw, or silk pajamas, I always treat myself to a gift made of fine threads.
4. Celebrate Love
Who can resist a good love story? I'm no different. For Valentine's Day, I enjoy watching romantic movies. No matter how cheesy, I always delight in the joy a budding romance brings (even if it's not mine). Celebrating the love stories of others always helps me cherish my own.
5. Celebrate Myself
It's so easy to get bogged down by negative self-talk in this fast pace society we live in. While we should always be vigilant in quieting that voice, Valentine's Day is the perfect time to write yourself a love letter. Before I go to sleep, I write the following message (please feel free to copy):
Dear [Your name],
Thank you for...
I really like the way you...
You're so good at...
You've worked really hard on...
I'm excited to see you...
I'm proud of your...
I absolutely love your...
You have the best...
Whichever way you choose, be sure to love and honor yourself this Valentine's Day.
Until Next Time,
PLAN LIKE A PRO