For some, February 14 is an opportunity to prove to your significant other just how much you love them. For others, Valentine’s Day is more of a manufactured holiday that’s about selling cards and chocolates. But we encourage you to celebrate your own self!
This year, we invite you to pamper yourself on February 14th and reinvigorate your love of you. In the past, we’ve talked about Self Soothing to Replace Emotional Eating and Christmas Holidays Gifts for Yourself. But we’ve never really touched on ways to offer loving gestures to yourself on Valentine’s Day. So, without further ado, here are fourteen ways to pamper yourself this Valentine’s Day.
1. Take a bubble bath
Add some bath salts for a detoxing health benefit.
2. Buy yourself a colorful plant or flowers
Proven to aid in relaxation and boost your mood.
3. Take a walk outside and enjoy some outdoor foliage
Take yourself somewhere you’ve never been before, but have always wanted to check out.
4. Set aside time to read that good book or magazine
Find a quiet corner, or head somewhere you won’t be distracted for some uninterrupted “me-time”.
5. Write a letter to yourself describing the things you love about you
List and detail the things you love about yourself. This form of self-love can be a really powerful tool for promoting positive psychology.
6. Schedule a massage
Include lymphatic drainage massage to support the lymphatic system and natural detoxification.
7. Enrol in a yoga, fitness, or any type of class that offers a subject you’re interested in
It’s no secret that when we learn or exercise, our body releases endorphins–the feel-good hormones.
8. Detoxify your body
Toxins wreak havoc on our bodies by putting our cells and organs under stress. Learn how to detox daily, weekly, and annually, and put one of our suggestions to use on Valentine’s Day.
9. Eat your favorite meal
And enjoy every bite.
10. Take a nap
We don’t do this enough. Schedule some time in your day, put your phone on airplane mode, and shut your eyes. Try using a meditation app to help turn off your racing thoughts.
11. Spend time with a puppy, kitten, or pet, whether it’s yours or someone else’s
Proven to reduce stress levels and blood pressure, petting an animal for 15-20 minutes can be so soothing.
12. Give yourself a facial, manicure, pedicure, or foot bath
Or, book yourself in for a spa day to really pamper yourself.
13. Make a delicious meal just for you
14. Book yourself a vacation
Or a stay-cation–like our Basecamp Retreat!
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