This Valentine’s Day, whether you have a partner or not, make sure to spread the love! And when it comes to loving those most important to you, no one is quite as central to your life, as you! It may sound a bit obvious but think about it: you are central to every moment of happiness you will ever have. So it’s important that you take care of yourself as well! You deserve love too. And so, for today and beyond, remember to take some time to make sure you’re looking after yourself and indulging in some self-care!
We understand that self-care is an ongoing process, but on a holiday about love it’s important not to forget yourself. At a time in which you’re supposed to be spoiling your romantic partner, it’s just as important to make sure that you’re loving yourself too!
First of all, when it comes to finding your own self-worth, it’s important to take pride in yourself! Appreciate all the things that your body can do. Don’t stand in front of the mirror looking at your faults. You only see your flaws because you’ve stopped looking at your beauty! Take a step back and look at yourself as though you’ve never seen yourself before. Dwelling on your shortcomings is extremely damaging and the longer you dwell on what you cannot change, the longer you go without seeing how beautiful you really are.
Next, don’t compare yourself to others. Everyone is different, with their own skills, their own flaws, and their own background. It’s easy to get drawn into the toxic web of conventional attractiveness in the media and online. We are all unique, bearing each our own flaws and talents. Embrace your talents! Embrace your flaws!!! You are you, and there is no one else quite like you!
Do something nice for yourself. Your mental health is as important as your physical health. So don’t feel bad for setting aside the time you need for you. For example, why not set some time aside for some self-maintenance? Relax and pamper yourself every so often. Not for the sake of getting ready like we do every morning, but just to enjoy it. Also, make sure to take the time to properly address your emotions. Be sad when you need to. Don’t force yourself to be happy for someone else’s happiness as that can do more harm than good. Remember that sometimes you need time to deal with things and it’s okay to take it.
When it comes to your physical health, listen to your body. Eat well and ensure you’re eating a balanced diet and eat what you want sometimes. It’s ok to treat yourself every so often. Wear clothes that are comfortable and fit you how you want. Work with your body. Take breaks when you’re struggling and remember to rest when you’re tired. It may sound simple, but we’re often pressured to push ourselves in these situations. Sometimes it’s a good idea to stop, sit back and give yourself some time to think, relax or clear your head. Reset your mind and come back to what you were doing with a fresh mind. If you’re feeling ill, take your time to recover.
It’s important to maintain fitness as well. Spend some of the time you’ve set aside to work towards the self you want to be! Whether that is losing weight, building muscle or even increasing your lung capacity and endurance. Is there something about yourself that you want to work on, then the time investment will be worth it! (If only for personal satisfaction.) Keeping your body in working order will make you feel better you do the things you love, it will make you feel more awake and alert. Always try to be good to yourself. Take care of your body as it is the only one you’ve got. Think of the old adage: “treat others like you want to be treated”, it goes both ways. Treat yourself like you treat those you love. Take care of yourself as you deserve the love too.
Also, another aspect that can affect your self-care is how you connect with others. It’s about making yourself comfortable, feeling good and being healthy. Spending time with friends, family and partners, can help that. Remember, there are many more kinds of love than romantic this Valentine’s Day. Show the love to all those you love and who love you! One of the best aspects of the human race is our ability to pick each other up. Share your feelings with others that you trust and you can work through just about anything.
Finally, don’t be so hard on yourself. Forgive yourself for your shortcomings, you’re your own harshest critic. You will struggle with certain things, but don’t confuse a setback with a failure. Whether it’s emotional or physical, with time and care you can deal with anything.
In conclusion, love yourself. Never confuse caring about yourself for being selfish. Narcissism is thinking you’re better than everyone else. Self-love and self-worth are about seeing that you are as important and as valued as the people you love. Remember to take care of yourself and take some time to show yourself some love! And why not help us here at Networthpick spread the love over on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
Happy Valentine’s Day and thanks for reading!