No, that’s not a typo in the title. I didn’t mean V-Day. I meant U-Day.
On a holiday filled with candy hearts, flowers, and extravagant romantic gestures, it’s hard not to get swept up in the craze of Valentine’s Day. Sure, the day has become somewhat materialistic and commercialized, but the intentions behind spreading love remain true.
My favorite part of today is we’re surrounded by the inescapable reminder to tell loved ones how much they mean to us. I’m a very expressive and emotional person by nature, so I delight in the excuse to show extra love to someone I care about.
Regardless of whether you’re spending Valentine’s day with someone special or you’re celebrating solo, take a step back and think for a minute. When is the last time you really, truly focused on you? Showered yourself in self love? Acted selfishly? I challenge you on Valentine’s Day – this day centered on doing special acts of love for others – to remember to love yourself too.
Maybe that means you’re declining a happy hour invite to soak in a bubble bath, or working out for thirty extra minutes to get closer to your weight goal, or writing down fifty personal qualities you’re proud of. Whatever self love means to you, show it. Enjoy it. You deserve it.
robe: Victoria’s Secret