Happy Valentine’s Day!
Valentine’s is usually about showering that special someone with gifts and love, but what about YOU?
Surely you deserve to treat yo’self?
I’ve put together a list of ideas and tips for putting you first – so pull up a chair, grab a wine (or tea) and get ready to pamper yourself like there’s no tomorrow!
✨ Run yourself a hot LUSH filled bath (snow fairy is my jam at the moment), light some candles, put on your favourite tunes and soak away.
✨ Ladies – set aside a good hour and spend time giving yourself a luxury, at home manicure.
✨Eat whatever your heart desires, and own it! A green smoothie bowl with freshly pressed juice, or a cheesy gooey pizza? It doesn’t matter, as long as YOU enjoy.
✨Grab a face mask of your choice, set aside a good half an hour and chill with your feet up whilst it works it’s magic on your skin!
✨Have your own movie or TV show marathon – re-watch a whole season of your favourite show, or binge on as many 90s movies as you can.
✨ Take a nap! Sometimes nothing beats bundling up in your softest PJs and dropping off for a good half hour.
✨ Flower fan? Buy the biggest, prettiest bunch you can find and spend a whole week smiling every time you see them and are reminded that you are awesome.
✨ Fitness fan? Go to an exercise class, and spend an hour raising your heart rate in a room full of like-minded people – the enthusiasm is infectious!
✨ Buy a bottle of prosecco, go home and pop it open for you and you only.
✨ Don’t have a lot of time free but need some head space? Download an app or search YouTube for guided meditation, and spend some time pampering your mind – even if it is only for ten minutes.
✨Do something creative! Pick up some knitting needles and ‘knit purl’ away, or try your hand at calligraphy. Finish your mini project, and display it proudly.
✨ Turn off your phone, turn off your tv and settle down with a good book. There is nothing like switching off from the world and immersing yourself into a good tale.
✨ Go for a walk in your local park, or if you’ve got lots of time spare dedicate plan an epic hike and enjoy your own company.
✨Do whatever makes YOU happy. You’re the most important person in your life, and you deserve all the love and happiness you can get; whether it’s from someone else or yourself.
I hope these tips are useful and inspire you to dedicate some time to yourself – you’re worth it!