Love Yourself This Valentine’s Day

A lot of us have bitter feelings towards Valentine’s Day. For most of my life, I didn’t. Even when I didn’t have a boyfriend I still liked the hearts and fluff of the holiday. One year I was bitter and all it did was make me more miserable of a person than I already was.

Because in the end, it’s just a day. But if you want to look closely at it, it’s a day to remind ourselves to love. If you don’t have a significant other to express that love to – it’s okay! You can love your friends, you can love your family, and you can love yourself.

In my single years I’d buy presents for me also very single friends just to see them cheer up a little. And my mom would send me a little gift card to show her love. But I often neglected to look at the holiday as a time to give a gift to myself to show my love.

Self love is so hard. And to think about it all the time is just an exhausting competition with your inevitable self hate. But if you’re going to pick yourself apart all the time, at least use Valentine’s Day as the one day you’re not going to do that.

Whether you’re single or in a relationship or in between, love yourself this Valentine’s Day. Put on some lipstick or throw on an extra nice shirt for work. Tell yourself that you look good – because you do! Buy yourself a nice dinner or get yourself a little gift. That one present for yourself that you’ve been putting off for so long.

It’s a day of love, there’s no need to resent it. You have love all around you and all up in you – so express it!

hc
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13 thoughts on “Love Yourself This Valentine’s Day

  1. I’m so glad I’m indifferent toward V-Day. don’t care to celebrate it. what works my nerves is people who put up bragging posts on social media knowing they are miserable in their relationship in general. why brag? Or they post the reasons they can’t share the day with their SO. I know this is a sour stance, but I’ll be logging off tomorrow.

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  2. I always think Valentine’s day is for couples to have those special meal in a discount rate XD I never have a boyfriend, but I like Valentine’s day because it means I can have entire chocolate cake by myself πŸ˜‰ I am selfish in terms of sweet JK XD

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  3. I wish I read this on February 14th. I was feeling a little down. Crazy enough, I wrote a very similar topic myself last year but apparently, I needed this reminder this year too and your post would’ve been a perfect one. Well better late than never so thanks for spreading the love! And if you want to read it, here you go: http://www.tunisiajolyn.com/2016/02/09/dont-have-to-be-booed-up-to-spread-love-during-this-valentines-season/ (No pressure… no spam lol)

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