How do you usually feel as February 14th approaches? Excited to celebrate another love filled day? Or anxiety because you don’t have someone to celebrate with?
Society places so much pressure on Valentine’s Day. It’s kind of ridiculous to promote spending money as a means to make ourselves and/or our partner feel loved. We have been conditioned to feel bad about ourselves come V-day. If you have a significant other, you are filled with wild expectations of what you should receive or what you should be doing to “celebrate” your love. And if you’re single on V-day, you envy “happy couples”. All in all, I still love this cheesy holiday because I need yet another excuse to drink wine and eat chocolates. Yum!
This year I say we celebrate the love we have for ourselves instead. We should celebrate ourselves everyday! I felt it was appropriate to launch Vow to be Fierce today because it is a tribute to myself.
Being Fierce means to be comfortable in your own skin and to allow good things to happen to you knowing you deserve them. To do this you must accept yourself wholeheartedly. Crazy, right? You may think, I have so many things I do not want to accept about myself and want to change. Trust me, I am a big believer that change is vital to growth. However, accepting yourself for who you are now in this moment needs to happen first. Celebrating your triumphs, personality, flaws and all. More on what being Fierce means later…
A few ways on how to be your own valentine:
-Take yourself to a spa and get a massage! I found many discounts through Amazon Local.
-Plan a whole day of things you like to do. Watch a movie you’ve been wanting to see, finish reading that book or cook a grand meal and invite a fun, positive person over.
-Make a list of things that make you fabulous. Don’t be shy, no one is watching.
-Get your closest friend and grab a drink or even go for a run together.
-Dress up in your absolute favorite outfit.
Whatever you choose to do, make sure it is something that makes YOU happy. Don’t waste time reminiscing about exes or the past. Be present. Celebrating ourselves is fundamental to living our best life!