Valentine’s Day when you’re single can be frustrating or even heartbreaking. Everywhere you turn it seems the world is celebrating other people’s love and their relationships. Maybe you’ve recently gotten out of a bad relationship or you’re been out of the dating game for a while, but the feeling is the same: When will it happen for you? Where is your great love?
Frustrating though it may be to hear there’s a simple answer when it hasn’t felt simple, it really is: it’s time to love yourself. When you allow yourself the simple act of looking in the mirror and liking what you see, you take a huge step towards getting what you want out of life.
Ways To Improve Your Self-Love
Try something new. Have you always wanted to learn photography? Maybe there’s a language you’ve always wanted to learn, a class on salsa dancing that’s always been intriguing, or a trip you’ve wanted to take. Set a goal to try something you’ve always wanted to do.
The popular television show Parks & Rec had a tradition of making February 13th “Galentine’s Day”, where best friends and female co-workers came together in support of Sisterhood. Embrace the idea! You still have love in your life, even if it’s in the form of the amazing female relationships in your life. Celebrating our sisters and all the wonderful qualities we share is much better than wallowing in self-pity.
Take the step to record what you like about yourself. Are you a great friend? Does everyone clamor for that one dish you make? Are you loyal? Adventurous? Fun? Write down what you love about yourself. Keep it close by for those days when you stumble to read and remember what makes you so special. You deserve to love yourself.
Change Your Story
It’s easy to look around at the cardboard hearts and glitter-covered streamers and be filled with self-doubt that you’ll ever find a match. It’s time to change that voice in your head that’s holding you back. Tell yourself you deserve to be happy. You deserve to try new things, to celebrate what you have, and most importantly, you deserve to love yourself.
We all have flaws. We all have room for improvement. But that isn’t to say that you aren’t lovable right now! The more you believe you are, the more you work at loving yourself, the closer you’ll come to finding happiness and the right man for you.
It might not be easy to make these changes, but they’re worth it. Being Your Own Brand Of Sexy means doing what’s best for you, and loving yourself is definitely in your own self-interest!
You can do this! You can love yourself and take steps to loving yourself. You’ll get that much closer to your goal of having the life and the love you’ve always wanted. Join the revolution of women here and on Facebook who are taking their power back and learning how to get the life and the relationship they deserve.
(And remember: Chocolate is half-off on February 15th.)