Break All The Rules & Be Your Own Valentine

Love yourself first and EVERYTHING ELSE FALLS INTO PLACE.

As Valentine's Day approaches, you're either a) google searching ideas for your loved one and freaking out or b) already kind of annoyed that people will assume that you are dating someone (it still is not as bad as the amount of questions your family might ask during Thanksgiving.)

While everyone seems to be dating, it is rather easy to start asking yourself why am I alone. Here, I am to remind you that Valentine's Day is the day we celebrate and appreciate someone special to us. You are special. We have to learn to love ourselves and to appreciate who we are and most especially know our worth. 

Love yourself first and everything else falls into place. This quote is so important because it serves as a reminder that loving yourself is ALWAYS first. You need to practice self-love and invest time in yourself to become a better a better sibling, son/daughter, coworker, or partner. I want to share with you the top ways on working towards self-love.  

Think of 3 things you love about yourself and 3 things you are looking forward to today.

As part of this journey, write down these things in the morning before you start your day. This small list allows you to start thinking more positively about yourself and your life. What you love about yourself don't have to be physical, it can be the way you carry yourself or the way you are kind to others. While, the tasks you look forward to could be small such as having your morning coffee or going to buy chocolate (do this the day after Valentine's Day to get amazing deals, trust me I know.)

Create a 4 month plan for your self-development goals

Why? Because as humans we tend to forget taking the time to develop ourselves. Write down books you want to read that will help you become a better person or employee such as books in your career field. Search for online courses that you will like to take. The reason I said a four month plan is because you have roughly four months until half of the year is over. By accomplishing these goals you will find yourself more proud of your accomplishments. 

Write a letter to your future self

Grab a piece of paper and write down how your life is now (the good and the aspects you want to improve.) Set a timespan for the letter such as to read it by the end of the year. Also, include goals you want to achieve by that time. By writing all these short-term goals you are more likely to stick to them because you remember them.

Go out and treat yourself

Grab some snacks, go shopping for clothes, or buy yourself those earrings you always wanted. As long as your budget allows it, why not? Have fun!

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