The media has Valentines Day all wrong. Valentines Day is not a day just for people who have a significant other. It is a day for people to celebrate someone they love! We all have people in our life that we love. We can’t help it! It’s in our nature to love others. Maybe it’s your best friend, a boyfriend or girlfriend, or a family member…love is not limited to having a romance with one person. Valentines Day is about ALL the people you love and showing them your appreciation. On the flip side…YOU ARE LOVED! Remembering that you are loved is all the more reason to celebrate! I encourage you to take a look at some of these fun ways to enjoy this wonderful day and spread some love.
Compliment as many people as you can
The warm feeling you get when you make someone smile is indescribable. I know when I receive a compliment it can turn my whole day around! You never know how great a simple smile and word of affirmation could impact someone’s day. By spreading love to others I guarantee you will feel that love right back in return.
Nothing beats the empowerment you feel after a good sweat! I know I feel like a total boss woman! Get the gang together and grind it out! Maybe even try a new workout. Yoga, cardio,. dance, Zumba, weights…the possibilities are endless!
Give yourself a little pampering
Ah, a face mask, candle burning, music playing, sipping some tea…what is better than this? Life is hectic. It’s busy. You are working hard all the time…enjoy some self love time by treating yourself to something you normally wouldn’t get to enjoy. Get a hair cut, enjoy your favorite meal, paint a picture, or do your nails. Do something you LOVE!
STAY OFF SOCIAL MEDIA
This is crucial. It is so easy to compare our lives to other’s while we scroll through social media. We lose track of how much time we waste looking at others and comparing ourselves. Turn in off. Log out. I know that is not always the easiest thing to do…but the feeling of enjoying yourself, and your people, and simply being present mentally is far better than any Instagram picture or Snapchat story.
Get the squad together
There are endless possibilities of fun things to do when you round up the people you love. Grab your besties, go out for a fancy dinner, or enjoy a home cooked meal and a movie, go bowling, play games, go shopping…I could go on and on. Any activity is more enjoyable when you are with your peeps!
Have a chocolate taste testing fest
Maybe you are feeling boujee. Go to CVS or any dollar store…buy a little box of chocolates, get your friends together and having a chocolate tasting night. I did this one year with my girlfriends and we had so much fun! We lined up the little chocolates on a fancy plate, sipped our sparkling apple juice and had the most enjoyable night!
Have a date night with your favorite movie star
Is there a movie star you are obsessed with? (cough-cough Liam Hemsworth). Well, enjoy a date night with your favorite celeb by watching all your favorite movies that they are in!
Bake something YUMMY
I think I am limited to microwavable cake in a cup in my dorm room…but whether you have a kitchen or not Pinterest is the hotspot for thousands of delicious and easy recipes! Test your baking skills and make a yummy treat! Make a mess too! It’s more fun that way.
Enjoy a little self- reflection time
During the busy week, I sometimes find it difficult to sit down and reflect on myself. Take some time to reflect. What are your goals? Where do you want to see yourself in a year? What have you accomplished over the past month? Keep a journal and start writing!
Give little “I love you” notes to the people you love!
There are boxes of little valentines and “I love you” notes at The Dollar Tree for only $1. It hardly costs anything to spread some love! Give one to your besties, a teacher, a mentor, or maybe leave it anonymously for someone to pick up. Love is a gift…and it is up to us to spread it!
“Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.”-David Wilkerson