Expanding Your Self-Love Muscle this Valentine's Day Weekend!

Updated: Mar 14, 2021

Because I Love Me.

Because Loving Me is enough.

With Valentine’s day approaching, most of us tend to find ourselves in our feels. Whether we are in a relationship, situationship, notsureship or soloship (Ha, see what I did there?), different feelings may come up for us. Some harder to process than others.

So, regardless of the ship you are currently sailing in, I am sure you can use a bit more gratitude & self-love. Listen, we are living in such a hectic world, pushing through our day to day, living through what seems to be our new normal. We keep going, despite it all, because that is truly the only option we have. We is tired! With that said, whether you have someone or someone(s), or no one celebrating you on this day, I encourage you to celebrate YOU! Give yourself some additional tender, love, and care. This year, no matter where you are in the relationship pool, remember to love yourself first. We live in a society where romance and finding true love is often defined as the key to happiness. I say, it is the key! Finding true love within yourself, like truly falling in love with yourself and treating yourself as such, is the key to having a fruitful life. I mean, only then can you foster a healthy relationship with a spouse anyway. Keeping this in mind, we have a new perspective for Valentine’s Day. This year, Valentine’s Day is all about learning how to expand your self-love muscle, as a reminder of the magnificent masterpiece that is yourself!

You are the masterpiece! And although, I know that the theme self-love has been floating around social media, immensely, where it can somewhat feel cliché, truth is, loving yourself is a journey within itself. You are constantly evolving, changing, growing, and maneuvering through different spaces. It is like you have to continue to relearn your needs, who you are and how to truly fall in love with you as a whole! It is never ending! It is not always pretty or easy to process, but it is worth it. You are worth it! I cannot stress that enough, because I am often guilty of putting more energy into caring for others, than myself. I constantly have to remind myself to do a self-check-in on me. To take time for some self-care and reflect on myself as a whole…my needs…my love…My Me!

So, if self-love is defined as “the instinct by which one’s actions are directed to the promotion of one’s own welfare or well-being,” according to Dictionary.com.

Why does self-love take a back seat on Valentine’s Day, a holiday dedicated to celebrating love? Well, the narrative is changing.