“The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.”- Steve Maraboli.
There may be couples out there having fun on Valentine’s day, but sometimes, the best thing to do is to sit back, get to know your own self, and just love it. Because Valentine’s Day is about the best time to celebrate love not just for others but also for yourself, here are 4 steps to fall in love with yourself on Valentine’s day:
1- Get to know yourself:
One of the advantages of being single is that you have time to actually know yourself. You see, our knowledge of ourselves usually just stops at this superficial knowledge of our names, ages, and roles, but that’s not enough. So on Valentine's, try to think about what you like and don’t like, what you like and don’t like away from society’s point of view, and how you feel about yourself, about those around you, and about everything. You can also think about what you want to do with your life without thinking about all the restrictions. Knowing all of this is the only way you could truly know yourself.
2- Try to improve yourself:
After you’ve known all the good and bad about yourself, try to be a better person. If you think you have bad personality traits, why not sit and think of ways to get rid of them? Aside from attempting psychological amelioration, you can also be a better person by being more considerate and helpful towards others. You can read books and search for a goal or a cause you support. These are all traits we look for in a person and possessing them will help us actually love ourselves.
3- Let yourself be:
After you are 100% sure about who you are as a person, you have to accept yourself and act upon it. You shouldn’t be embarrassed of yourself, your opinions, or your emotions. You also don’t have to do anything you don’t really want to do just to please people. If you feel like it, you can shout your really lame, unpopular opinion out without letting others influence it. You’re allowed to do anything as long as you don’t hurt anyone, so make the best use of that.
4- Praise yourself and don’t keep blaming it:
On Valentine’s day, treat yourself the way you would treat your boyfriend or even your friends. Sit back and think about all your accomplishments, even the small ones. For example, how you passed that test you were really worried about or how you managed to get through all the tough times in your life till you reached where you are. Don’t keep reminding yourself of every bad or embarrassing thing you ever did; if you can’t do anything about it, then what’s the point of torturing yourself? On Valentine’s, just enjoy the person you are.