Valentine's Day is always advertised as the holiday for couples, but we think it should be a day dedicated to loving yourself, why should you have to wait for someone to buy you flowers or go out for a nice meal, it all sounds very 1900s!
Make this year's Valentine's Day the one where you treat yourself, we have 3 simple #SelfCare ideas that can help you to learn to love yourself better and help you to improve your mental health.
It is important to take time for yourself all year, but Valentine's Day is a great excuse to really indulge!
How to be your own perfect Valentine.
❤----- 1. Take Your Self on a Date. -----❤
It might sound scary but that new restaurant you really want to try or that coffee shop with the amazing pastries in the window, you shouldn't feel like you have to wait for someone to take you, take your self #treatyoself! Learning to love your own company can really benefit your mental health and self-confidence in the long run, it gives you the life experience of not needing to rely on other people to go out and do the things you enjoy even if no one else is with you!
❤----- 2. Buy a Plant. -----❤
Rather than buying a bunch of flowers that are probably wrapped in plastic and will only last around a week why not buy something that is going to live for potentially as long as you! Being more #eco is good for every one's mental health, and #houseplants themselves can also be beneficial for your mental health, plants like Pothos, Aloe Vera, and Ivy are toxin absorbing which is beneficial for your body and mind. There are also scented plants that have been shown to lower anxiety and stress, these are plants such as Lavender and Jasmine, which can also help you to sleep better!
❤ ----- 3. Get Stuff Done! -----❤
Ticking a couple of things off your to-do list that really has been there too long will help you to lift that burden, and give you more time for yourself and for doing things that #giveyoujoy. This one is simple and effective and doesn't have to take up a lot of time!
So you don't have to spend a lot of money to have a good Valentine's Day, you can have a great time learning to love yourself.