With Valentine's Day around the corner there are lots of ideas (and chocolate and dinner reservations and champagne and teddy bears) aimed at you to buy for your partner/loved ones. All sorts of things that Hallmark has us convinced (kinda) are a necessity to show our love and appreciation for the special people in our lives. Well, I am going to go out on a limb here and say that they overlook what you should be doing everyday, a person that you should be showing your love and appreciation to, every single day - YOU!
That's right. You. You're a rockstar. An angel. A mom. A sister. A girlfriend. A friend. A diva. The big cheese. El numero uno. The top dog. Wonder Woman. The world's sunshine.
And my guess is you have the weight of the world on your shoulders. Or if you are a lucky one and don't carry that weight, chances are you still don't take enough time for yourself every.single.day.
So in honor of Valentine's Day and YOU and how I think you should celebrate Valentine's day to you every.single.day, here's a laundry (no, that was NOT a reminder to do laundry) list of things that you can do, even for FIVE minutes every.single.day to show you, the rockstar that you are, some love.
Stop. Look around you. Breathe Sit down, stop, look around you and breathe Soak your feet in a bowl of hot water
When you next pull into a parking place, sit and be still for a minute Get a haircut Get a massage/manicure/pedicure Walk your dog. Walk a friend's dog
Pet a dog. Like really, give it a good scratch Sit on the floor with a child Have a nice cup o'tea
Write in your journal. Or start a journal Clip images/words you like out of the magazines you keep lying around. Put them on your fridge Go to a yoga class Visit your local library and take out a book. Or apply for a card
Hit the snooze button Play hookey from work Reach out and give someone a hug Call a friend you haven't connected with in awhile
Floss Buy flowers Walk barefoot in the sand
Hold hands with someone Visit a museum Play on the kid's playground. Swing on the swings