With Valentines Day around the corner, it is easy to fall into a funk if you don’t have a significant other. However, if we move our attention to our own hearts and dating ourselves, we will celebrate. It is just another day after all.
Make this the day to celebrate you. Have a significant other? You still can make this a day to go inward and take care of your mind, body and soul. Self-love and Self-care are the words of this day. Here is how to make it yours.
1.) Give yourself flowers. I started doing this almost weekly. The simple act of having flowers by my bed makes such a difference in how I feel. Who said we need to be given flowers from others? We all deserve to give this to ourselves.
2.) Write yourself a love note. Pick up a pen and write down what you love about yourself. Don’t wait for someone else to tell you first. Write down at least 5 things you love about yourself. You can find them. And if you can’t, close your eyes and search deeper.
3.) What will give you joy today? A yoga class? Dancing? A cup of coffee in the peace and quiet? A chocolate truffle? Cuddling with your little one while watching a movie? Indulge and give your mind body and soul what it is craving for.
4.) Sit with your eyes closed for 5 minutes breathing in and out. As you breathe in, think ‘love’ As you breathe out, think ‘love’ Imagine a ball of yellow light filling your heart with love. Now imagine that ball of light washing over your entire being and radiating with self-love.
5.) Be your own valentine and celebrate YOU.
Simi Fromen has been writing since she was a young child. She moved away from writing for many years. When she picked up the pen again, it was a healing journey that began. She just published her first book Ascending Voice which speaks to the heart and soul of love, loss, vulnerability and self-love. It is yoga inspired and moves through the lotus flower, a symbol of life. Simi is a certified yoga instructor with a specific focus on integrative health. She is inspired through Amy Weintraub’s work of LifeForce Yoga, focused on what is beneath the mood. Simi is also a certified health and wellness coach. She combines writing in her sessions along with self-care, integrating the mind and body connection into a wellness plan. Simi’s book can be found here.