In this woke age Valentine’s are you aware that to love someone, you need to first work on yourself and build a healthy Self-love practice.
Practicing self-love is as hard as it is. But to hug yourself and say-“I love me.” is especially harder on Valentine’s Day. So, how do you get there? How do you accept the fact that loving yourself first should be a priority that, too, on the day of love? Allow Tistabene to give you some tips.
1. INDULGE IN A GOOD READ!
Yep, it may sound obvious. But the first step is to start loving the mind you have been gifted with and enhance it. And how can you enhance it? By reading a book or a blog so that you can feel intellectually enriched. Our latest recommendation would be ‘Where Do You Go Alone’ by Pavana Reddy. It is a book of poetry that will transport you to another more beautiful world. This book also serves as a luxurious distraction that will nourish your mind and soul with lovely and reflective thoughts.
2. TAKE YOURSELF ON A DATE
Daunting but daring, we believe. Dining out alone is a taboo, and many would see it as a sign of loneliness. However, we think that dining out with yourself is one of the most empowering and liveliest things to do. Once you have managed to make reservations in your favorite restaurant on Valentine’s Day, relax and read the menu thoroughly. Take your time to decide what you would like to eat and when your food arrives, enjoy EVERY morsel.
3. TAKE A SOLO TRIP
Weekend trips with Bae are overrated. How about you take one with yourself this time? Plan a solo trip to wherever your heart and budget allow you. Pack a camera and some warm clothes. Head to a place that will enable you to meditate and catch your breath. With every minute that you spend with yourself in peace, you can try and start to focus more on your virtues instead of vices.
4. HEALTHY RETAIL SESSION!
We would never leave out shopping from a list related to Valentine’s Day. We think that if you go shopping on this day, you will see many sales and multiple discounts on many brands. So, shopping on the day of love will elevate your wardrobe without burning a hole in your pocket. If you’d like to shop for some fashion jewellery online from the comfort of your home, you know you can always rely on the Tistabene website for contemporary and designer jewellery online.
5. COOK FOR YOURSELF OR INDULGE IN A HOBBY
Your kitchen is your stage, and you are the protagonist of this culinary-themed play. Put on your best Chef’s hat and cook for yourself. It does not have to be a fancy meal because what will matter more is the fact that you did something nice for no one else but yourself.
Also, turn on your favorite song and dance your way around the kitchen.
You may also indulge in some hobby that you’ve not touched in years.
Self-love that too on Valentine’s day can be hard to exercise. After all, you could be witnessing PDA-induced couples who cannot stop saying “I Love You.” to each other. However, all you should focus on is you, your heart, your mind, and your soul before anyone else’s. Take your time with yourself. You’re on the way to becoming a masterpiece, but it will take some time to get there. Practice one or more of these small steps for self-love on this Valentine’s Day!