It’s nearly Valentine’s day and love is in the air. We’ll soon be surrounded by red heart balloons, boxes of white brown chocolates and Valentine’s day cards from our secret admirers (at least, we hope so!). It’s the day when the couple celebrates the four-letter word: L-0-V-E.
It has different definitions, in the form of partners, parental care or with the besties but what about the love for yourself-?
Do you appreciate yourself daily? Do you take care of yourself? If not this is the high time to take what you deserve.
Accept yourself: the very first step we should take is to accept ourselves of what we are and where we are at this point in life. Not only can you accept yourself while striving to improve and thrive in your work and personal environments – it may be impossible to grow without a healthy sense of appreciation of where you are right now.
“Be thankful for what you have;
You’ll end up having more. if you
concentrate on what you don’t have,
You will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey
Balance out your time: the second most important thing is to balance out the work and social life well. Do not let yourself indulge in office life too much that you even forget you are human. Set your boundaries that can prioritize your wellness. It doesn’t mean you stop being kind to others, balance out your time and make proper use of your energy to remain healthy and cheerful all day.
“Beauty begins the moment you decided to be yourself”
Live, love and laugh for yourself: When you’ve realized your own value, it’s impossible for others to bring you down. You see that you’re wonderful, and others opinion doesn’t matter to you, you don’t feel the need to impress anyone else. The only people who want to show-off to others are the ones who are insecure, and you already beat that obstacle.
You might as well end the search for a perfect life partner, right? Once you’ve fallen in love with yourself and realized that there is no one like you out there that can love you, care about you and pamper you the way you do to yourself, so you might as well, make it official.
Once you’ve fallen in love with yourself, you don’t need “placeholders” in your life. If you meet someone that makes you happy, give them the time of day. If not, you’ll happily be alone and enjoy your valentine’s day.
Text: Antpreet kaur