“Love yourself. Enough to take the actions required for your happiness. Enough to cut yourself loose from the drama-filled past. Enough to set a high standard for relationships. Enough to feed your mind and body in a healthy manner. Enough to forgive yourself. Enough to move on.” – Steve Maraboli
As we enter into the new decade, we also begin a new chapter. For some people that might mean different things: finally asking for a raise at work, telling your mother in law that you really don't like her special meatloaf recipe, or starting finally to focus on yourself. There s been a lot of talk around the topic of self-care recently and for good reason.
Now that Valentine's Day is around the corner almost everyone is stressed. From coupled people to singletons, there is no one who isn't feeling cupid's arrow. For the singletons out there, don't feel discouraged or lonely. Sure, it's probably not your favorite day of the year, but here's the thing: this day was meant for you to finally focus on you!
Self-care essentially asks the question: "Do you take care of yourself?" A wise woman named Agnes Wainman explained, self-care is "something that refules us, rather than takes from us." What can you do to add some self-care in your life? Whether it's getting more sleep, practicing meditation, or spending more time with loved ones, there is something amazing about putting more energy and love into yourself.
So this Valentine's Day consider taking yourself out. Love yourself first and everything else will fall into place.