This is meant to be the holiday of love. However, every year on the 14th February, everyone seems to be distressed. All the lovely people living their best single life, suddenly feel lonely and go into hiding for fear of spending this day alone. On the other end of the end of the spectrum, all the happy couples go from enjoying their relationship, to worrying about planning an elaborate date or buying presents. We need to change the narrative to self-love.
Self love is all about enjoying the unique qualities that make you, you. We should be using Valentines Day celebrate ourselves and all that we are.
This doesn’t mean that if you are in a relationship that you can’t celebrate with that person. The love you have with your significant other is important, but don’t let it take away from the love you have for yourself. After all, the most important relationship in life if the one you have with yourself. Being in a relationship shouldn’t be the only indicator of happiness or achieving love. Achieving self-love should be everyone’s goal and Valentine’s Day is our reminder to be kind to ourselves.