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Happy February 3rd, my friend! Valentine’s Day is coming up soon!It’s the season ofchocolates, roses, and heartfelt greeting cards. Who else looks forward to thosegoofy e-cardson Facebook?My faves areThe Officethemed ones, featuring Dwight and Jim haha (because you know how much I love The Office!) Even on a holiday, sometimes our busy schedules make it difficult toset aside time for self care. Therefore, this Valentine’s Day,don’t forget to showyourselflove! In today’s post I’m listing my top 20 ways to treat yourself this Valentine’s Day! Be sure to read on for some simple and fun self-love ideas.
This year, I’ll be spending my second Valentine’s Day with my boyfriend Marlin. With this, I’ve also learned that it’s just as important to make time for and treat myself too! Valentine’s Day is aboutcelebrating the ones you love! Whether it’s your partner, best friend, or family member!But what about showing yourself a little bit of self-care?Treat yourself this Valentine’s day with these 20 ways to treat yourself and self-love ideas!
1. Discover your self-love language
First, take some time to find out the best way to show love toyourself. When we think of love languages, we often associate them with romantic relationships.However, discovering your love language is also beneficial for self care!
Who doesn’t love chocolate covered strawberries?! Chocolate covered strawberries are delicious, but they can be hard to make sometimes. Therefore, this easy to make chocolate-covered strawberries recipe is incredible! Plus, they are made with collagen protein!! Making them delicious and beneficial for your health and wellness!
3. Pamper yourself with a homemade face mask
An at home spa day is a great way to relieve stress from the week. Especially when you’re an elementary school teacher haha! 🙃I love to light a candle, take a bubble bath, do my nails, and enjoy a homemade face mask!Elle has some awesomespa-worthy face masksyou can make on Valentine’s Day!My favorite is the “hydrate and nourish” face mask.All you need is honey, oats, and an avocado!
4. Go on a shopping spree
Maybe there’s a purse you’ve been eyeing for a while now.You could also be like me and looking for a few more jeans or sweaters to add to your collection! Hey, it’s okay to splurge every now and again! With that, as a Valentine’s Day gift to myself, I’m definitely checking out some sales at Madewell or Free People lol!
5. Order take out & watch Netflix
Laid back evenings are the best!Chill out with your favorite Netflix showand order some takeout for the night. Nights like these are the best when you have food delivery apps like Doordash, Grubhub, or UberEats! No one wants to leave their house after settling in for the night, therefore, order yourself some take out and only get up off the couch when your food arrives! 😉
6. Read a few helpful self-care blog posts
Learning more about ways to care for yourself is a wonderful form of self love.Ever since I started writing my own self care and self love blog posts, I’ve noticed such animprovement in my self-confidence. It’s also been a lot easier for me to understand and manage my overall stress and anxiety. Aside from writing, I love reading other self care and mental health blogs.Self care looks different for everyone and it’s very personal.For this reason, it’s a good idea to read up on a variety of posts!
7. Create a self-love playlist
Music is an awesome way to relax after a long week!Since Valentine’s Day happens to fall on a Friday this year, you can enjoy a peaceful evening with your favorite songs!Browse through Spotify and create a long playlist full of your favorite songs! Or put together some of your favorite girl-boss songs if you’re having a Galentine’s party with your best girlfriends!
8. Buy yourself flowers
Brighten up your space with a beautiful bouquetof flowers.It doesn’t even have to be roses! Personally, I love sunflowers! And sunflowers are such a refreshing flower choice for February.That pop of yellow can add so much light your home!
9. Unplug & be present
While the internet and social media is fun, sometimes it can be exhausting.You may feel fatigued by looking at a screen at work or being on your phone throughout the day. Therefore, take the evening to simplybe in the moment. Do calming activities such as spending time nature (if you live in a warm place) or going for a relaxing drive!
10. Donate to a good cause or volunteer
Helping otherswill make you feel fulfilled and happy.Research different charities and donate what you can. Or you can simply volunteer your time at human societies, homeless shelters, or even your church! Also, encourage the people around you to donate as well!
11. Read a book at a coffee shop
Have a relaxing afternoon at your favorite local coffee shops.Don’t forget to order tasty snacks and bring a book you can’t put down! You’ll be surprised at how tranquil and relaxing the entire atmosphere and your afternoon will be!
12. Buy yourself your favorite latte
Sometimes your favorite latte can significantly boost your mood more than you thought! Therefore, drive to your favorite local coffee shop or even run through the Starbucks drive-thru and buy yourself your go-to favorite latte! My go-to Starbucks drink is definitely a skinny vanilla latte with almond milk!
Unfortunately, we don’t always speak kindly enough to ourselves.It’s crucial to talk to yourself kind, just as though you were speaking to a close friend or loved one.One way to help you do this is by reciting positive affirmations.Writing down affirmationscan help you increase your confidence and brightens your day.
14. Enjoy a rom-com night
Who doesn’t love a cheesy, feel-good rom-com?My go-to isA Cinderella Story or 10 Things I Hate About You, but there are so many to choose from!Here are some of the150 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time! Let me know which one is your favorite in the comments!
15. Plan a solo road trip or weekend getaway
Book a room for one at a cute bed and breakfast or resort, even it’s only 10 minutes away from home! Go window shopping downtown, grab lunch at a local resturant, and relax with a good book. Trust me, it’ll be the perfect mini getaway!
16. Take yourself on a much-needed solo date
We all need me time every now and then.Take yourself out and recharge with a solo date!
Solo date ideas:
Take a drive and listen to relaxing or upbeat music
If you’re feeling bogged down, decluttering can help unwind and stay out of a winter rut. Clean up your space and add decorations that put you in a positive mood!For example, if you love the beach, you might add some ocean themed decor or paint your walls light blue!Shops like HomeGoods, Marshalls, Target, Kirklands, and TjMaxx all have amazingandaffordable home decor to turn your home into a self-love haven!
18. Brew some tea
Cuddle up with a blanket, favorite book or Netflix show, and cup of hot tea.The perfect beverage for a cold February morning or evening!
19. Create a dream board or G.Y.S.T binder
In a journal, write down alist of goals for the year. Afterwards, look on Pinterest buy a few magazines and cut out pictures and quotes thatinspire you. Hang up the dream board as a visual reminder of your goals! You could even create a smaller dream board and put it at the front of your G.Y.S.T (get your shit together) binder!
Lastly, if you’re feeling down, be sure to keep self care fun, relaxing, and simple! Unfortently, not every day is going to be wonderful – this is true even on a holiday. I’ve had holidays (whether it’s Valentine’s Day, Halloween, or Christmas) that weren’t eventful or fun.Maybe I felt either low on energy, sad, or anxious.
Down periods happen and it’s okay if you’re not feeling up to celebrating! The most important thing is to just take care of yourself.That comes first!Do simple things that feel good.Take a hot shower, go for a walk, or listen to your favorite song. Just know that everything is going to be okay and you WILL be happy again!
I hope you enjoyed this post on my top 20 ways to treat yourself this Valentine’s Day, my friend! Plus, I hope you have a wonderful day and Happy (early) Valentine’s Day!
How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day this year?
Also, what are some ways that you practice self-love on Valentine’s Day or in general?
I would love to know your plans or self-care tips in the comments!
I'm Cydney! I am a wellness and personal development coach who is dedicated to helping and teaching my fellow busy and hard-working 20-something-year-olds the simplest and most convenient ways to begin investing in yourself, your well-being, and your goals! And help you create a life that you love! Sound awesome?!
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