The Greatest Love Of All!
It’s that time of year when love is in the air. Valentine’s Day with its red hearts, roses, chocolates and of course, we can’t forget about Cupid. It’s the time when we are constantly being reminded of love but even more so, about relationships.
Isn’t it time we started to celebrate the relationship we have with ourselves? Perhaps we need to acknowledge that we are our own BFF’s. As RuPaul say’s “If you can’t love yourself, how the hell are you gonna love somebody else?” Remember loving and taking care of yourself is not selfish, it’s healthy.
Here are a few things you might try to help you fall in love with yourself.
1. Take Yourself On A Date. Is there a movie you wanted to see? Go see it! A special restaurant you want to try? Make a reservation! Is there an art exhibit or concert you want to see? Grab those tickets!
2. Give Yourself A Break. Take 20-30 minutes a day for yourself. Have a bubble bath, meditate, read a good book or binge on that Netflix series.
3. Say Yes (Sometimes). Don’t wait for someone else to buy you that great bag, fragrance, bouquet of flowers or that bottle of Crambé Face Forward Rejuvenating Abyssinian Facial Oil ;). Treat yourself.
4. Trust Yourself. Nobody knows you better than yourself. Work on really trusting your gut instincts. Remember, sometimes this won’t make sense to others.
5. Take A Vacation By Yourself. Choose a location that might push you outside of your comfort zone. Travel helps build your instincts and self-trust. Plus it’s so wonderful to control your own itinerary. No need to make any compromises.
6. Forgive Yourself. We all have and will continue to make mistakes; it’s all part of being human. The important thing is that we learn from our mistakes. So when they happen, forgive yourself and move on.
7. Not Your Business. What others say or think about you is really none of your business. You cannot control others and especially what they think. Weed out the negativity in your life. Say no to things or people that do not bring you joy, positivity or align with your values. It’s ok to say no.