Valentine’s Day Takes on Self-Love

On the day that you are bombarded with hearts, cupid, and chocolate, it is important to take a step back and practice self-care. Self-love is seldom prioritized due to the stigma attached to conversations about mental health. According to Psychology Today, it is estimated that 85 percent of the worldwide population suffers from low self-esteem. There’s no time for self-hate on the most loving day of all. 


My favorite thing to do to feel a little less lonely is to journal. Journaling is beneficial for your mental and emotional health because it allows you to take a step back from the hustle and bustle of the world. Find where you’re most comfortable, plop down and just write. You can release your thoughts, feelings, and emotions free from judgment. Just you, your thoughts, and the page.


To combat Valentine’s Day loneliness, exercise is essential. I know how that sounds, believe me. But it doesn’t have to be intense – simply going on a walk will do the trick. As much as I don’t like to work out, I always feel so much better after I do. To spice it up, listen to music you like. Don’t be afraid to try new things and make your workout routine your own!


Finally, to round out the perfect V-day self-care routine, take a nice hot shower or bath. Imagine yourself washing away all the stress, all the sadness, all the anger of the day. Put some music on, light a candle and be with yourself. Think of all the good and wipe away all the bad. 

Valentine’s Day can be lonely for some people. Don’t be upset if you don’t have someone to celebrate with. Remember, you are your biggest supporter. Take advantage of the alone time and look out for yourself.