Happy Valentine’s Day to You!
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to just be about expressing your love to another person. Indeed, we can only extend as much love to another as we’re able to receive or send our own way.
So, I invite you to look within your own life – where do you not love and treat yourself with compassion?
Does your inner critic say mean things to you and you listen to her?
Do you procrastinate and worry about it?
Do you expect yourself to be perfect, even though you are human?
Are you waiting to be kind to yourself – when you get that new job, lose that extra weight, do a certain task perfectly, or – you can fill in the blank here.
If you’re doing any of these things, I invite you to simply notice. There’s no reason to beat yourself up about it.
And, I invite you, on this Valentine’s Day, to pick one thing you will do today to show yourself love and compassion.
Here’s some ideas for you:
Buy yourself flowers and really notice how beautiful they are.
Spend time out in nature and let it nourish you.
Go out in the sunshine and breathe it in – breathe it in deeply until you feel completely filled with sunshine!
Call or visit someone you feel really alive with. If it’s someone you haven’t connected with in awhile – even better!
If you’re daring and want to really enjoy feeling loved – I encourage you to
buy yourself a valentine, and write a love note of appreciation – to you.
Listen in to your heart and see what calls to you! Then do it!