By NaTasha A. Bailey. LMFT
The day of Love is near, and while many are shopping for that perfect gift to say I love you in a special way for a significant other. I write to you today to remind you, on this Valentine’s Day, don’t forget to love yourself! It’s an immense feeling when you show yourself love and care.
Foreboding the ability to appreciate and enjoy your own company has somewhat become a lost art.
With our minds constantly being filled and influenced by the “false” images of “perfection” on social media, it can make one feel inadequate or subordinate to another.
However, I encourage you to love and celebrate who you are!
Here are a few tips from Psychology Today on how to practice Self Love:
1. Forgive Yourself- “You have to accept your humanness (the fact that you are not perfect) before you can truly love yourself.” I totally agree, we all live and learn. Except that we are all on this journey called Life!
2. Live Intentionally- “You will accept and love yourself more, and whatever is happening in your life when you live with purpose and design.” So definitely live on Purpose!
3. Practice Good Self Care- “You will love yourself more when you take better care of your basic needs. Nourish yourself daily through healthy activities such as sound nutrition, exercise, proper sleep, intimacy, and healthy social interactions.”
So as we celebrate Love on many levels this Valentines Day, it’s perfectly okay to buy yourself some roses or chocolate. It’s perfectly okay to look in the mirror and say “I love you”, and it is perfectly okay to enjoy your own company!
Until next time May God bless you with, Peace, Love, Joy, and Prosperity.
From Mind 2 Mend
Happy Valentine's Day <3