7 Ways to Practice Self-Love This Valentine’s day – The Speak Collective

7 Ways to Practice Self-Love This Valentine’s day

By Hanna G.  
February 12, 2019

This Valentine’s day, take some time off to build a healthy relationship with yourself and start practicing self-love. 

It is important to be kind to your body and soul, which leads to being good to yourself. Psychologically, when we start accepting our weaknesses and shortcomings, enhance our strengths and start having compassion for ourselves.

Doesn't that sound like a great plan for yourself? You can showcase your love for another without a second thought, but would you do it for yourself? If yes, how do you proclaim self-love?

Let's look at 7 great ways to fall in love with yourself.

1. Make self-talk the best talk

Let's start with a simple technique and you may have heard of this a few times in the past, but have you really practiced it? If not, it's time to get you started. Start your day, every day, by thinking of 5-10 things that you love about yourself. Also, walk up to the mirror and remind yourself how pretty you are inside out.

2. She is beautiful, but so am I!

Time for some straight talk - stop comparing yourself to others. This is probably something that a lot of us struggle with. The influence of social media platforms doesn't help either. Your beauty is to be equally celebrated as much as anyone else. Kick the self-comparison habit by changing your viewing lens. View other people's beauty with love and appreciation, instead of self-doubt and jealousy. 

3. #treatyoself

Who doesn't love a little gift? You don't need someone else to buy you a gift, instead treat yourself to little things like a flowers, chocolates, a card or even something to take care of and nourish your skin. It doesn't have to break a bank or burn a hole in your pocket, it can be something small, something that is about caring and loving yourself.

4. Netflix and pizza

Netflix and chill with good food on Valentine’s day. Sounds like a perfect plan, doesn't it? A solo Valentine’s day doesn't have to be boring, catch up on your favorite feel-good show on Netflix with good food on the side.

5. Zen before men

Connect with your body and mind through meditation. Although it can be intimidating initially, it will eventually be a beautiful experience and something that can practice every day. Connect with your inner voice and true feelings.

6. Make time for yourself

Book a massage, take a bubble bath, put on a facemask, get started with a healthy skin regime or simply get a manicure for yourself. Take time off to pamper yourself, because you are totally worth it! 

7. The more you celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate

Celebrate your accomplishments, however small they may seem to you! Keep a record of appreciations and compliments, treat yourself to a dinner or a little something that you've always wanted. Celebrate yourself!