“The most important relationship in life is the one you have with yourself. And if you have that, any other relationship is a plus and not a must."
-Diane von Furstenberg
A recent visit to our local dollar store reminded me that Valentine's Day is almost upon us. The shelves that held all the Christmas items are now flooded with red cards, teddy bears, and chocolates.
Valentine's Day is the one day of the year that can cause serious anxiety for a lot of people. From someone hoping they get treated by their lover to something special or feeling stressed out because they don't know what to get or do for their lover in return. Then we have the singles, that are constantly reminded by cheesy social media posts that they need someone to make them feel special.
I say; enough of that sh*t! Stop waiting for someone to make you feel special. You are in charge of your own happiness. Here are a few ideas to make yourself your own Valentine:
1. Wear your favourite outfit and if you feel up to it, put on some makeup and look glam for the occasion. You know what they say, look good, feel good. Do that.
2. Look in the mirror and declare your love for your fabulous self. Because if you can't love yourself, how in the hell are you going to love someone else?
3. Do something that will make your soul happy. It doesn't have to be big or expensive. Pick something that you absolutely love but don't get to do often. It could be, reading a book, getting a mani, enjoying a cup of coffee at your favourite cafe, or taking a really long bath.
I would like to end this post by saying; be open to love from others and know that YOU are in control of loving yourself first. This Valentine’s Day, say, “I love you!” and celebrate yourself in addition to the others you love. You deserve it!