This Valentine’s Day Let’s Celebrate Ourselves

We long for the validation from others to accept us and acknowledge our efforts we try so hard that unknowingly or knowingly we end up being harsh upon ourselves?

The much awaited and celebrated day of the year is finally here! What do you plan to do? Obviously go on a date, gifts, long drive, fancy candle light dinner and the list can go on. But isn’t all this a hassle thinking, planning executing and most importantly your pocket gets affected too. Hey but why do you have to worry? You are single right? Wait., What! so you are single and you cannot celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Ah! I get it…. Valentine’s day is for those who have a date, for those who are in love and have a partner to celebrate with. Right so much for that. Ah! I get it but even for those in a relationship amidst all the plans, have you ever thought about yourself? What is your plan with yourself? How do you plan to take care of yourself not just today but every day?  No, there’s absolutely nothing wrong in “Self Love” rather it is of utmost importance yet the most neglected.

There is something that we as humans have stop practicing. We long for the validation from others to accept us and acknowledge our efforts we try so hard that unknowingly or knowingly we end up being harsh upon ourselves? Have you ever thought about it?  While we hustle so hard being the care giver and taking care of others, what they like, what they want, why it is not okay to hurt others, why we should be kind to others while all we do with ourselves is neglect oneself and forget that we need the same affection, care and deserve to be treated well too. Self-love and self-care are important aspects of mental health and can also play a significant role in how one celebrates Valentine’s Day or every day. The key is to find what works for you and make it a priority in your life.

Self-love involves valuing and appreciating oneself, and taking care of one’s own well-being and happiness. This can include things like treating oneself with kindness and respect, engaging in activities that bring joy and fulfilment, and taking steps to improve one’s physical and mental health.

On Valentine’s Day, practicing self-love can involve taking the time to do things that make oneself happy, such as treating oneself to a special treat, spending time in nature, or simply taking some time to relax and recharge. It can also involve expressing love and gratitude towards oneself, such as writing down positive affirmations or engaging in self-care activities like a bubble bath or a massage.

Incorporating self-love into one’s Valentine’s Day celebration can help to improve one’s overall mental health and well-being, and can serve as a reminder to prioritize self-care throughout the year. Regardless of whether one is in a romantic relationship or not, it is important to remember that love and affection can come from within, and that taking care of oneself is a form of self-expression and a sign of strength and courage.

Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to remind ourselves of the importance of self-love and to make a commitment to practice it more regularly. So, let’s make this Valentine’s Day about celebrating ourselves and treating ourselves with the love and care we deserve. Let’s Celebrate Ourselves We deserve to be treated with love and practice self-love out loud and proud. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Karishma Sharma

I am a Humanitarian/Social Worker by profession. Working closely with the people from the community in North-East India. I am passionate about my work. Travelling, photography, writing are some of the common hobbies read more...

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