The chocolates. The roses. The fluffy plush animals and all-heart everything – everywhere.
Yep, it’s Valentine’s season, the not-so subtle holiday that makes couples fall in love all over again and makes most single people say, “Whatever, it’s such a cheesy holiday anyway.”
V-Day doesn’t have to be a painful reminder that you’re still single, however. This holiday that celebrates love can be a day to remember your commitment to self-love.
Often times, being single can trigger feelings that we’re incomplete and need someone else to fulfill our lives. While it may be nice to be able to share your life with a significant other, know that you don’t need a partner to complete you because you are already whole just as you are. It’s easier and a whole lot more fun to navigate the single life when you see it as an opportunity to learn about yourself and grow.
Let V-Day serve as the day you vow to be more compassionate and loving towards yourself. While the stars align for prince charming or the woman of your dreams to arrive, begin to fully embrace your relationship with yourself. Arrange to do an act of self-love. Hit a yoga or Pilates class. Coordinate a fun sunset hike with friends. You can spend a nice and quiet time reading a book in a nice bubble bath or get your zen on while meditating.
Whatever you decide to do, make sure that it’s an initiative to embark on that journey of self-love in which you honor yourself and where you are on your path. If you follow this journey post V-day, you will begin to feel more acceptance of who you are. When you have more acceptance, you feel more at peace and when you are more at peace, life begins to flow in ways you never thought possible. And when this happens, you become an attractive force for all your desires.
So don’t be surprised with how irresistible you’ll become with a daily self-love practice!
Sol Ballard, News Channel 9’s weather forecaster and entertainment reporter, is all about empowering others to rev up their influence and power over their success. Also a life coach, she is a certified neuro-linguistic programmer (aka brain hacking ninja) who uses a spiritual and psychological approach to get others to achieve a life beyond their wildest dreams.