Happy Valentine’s Day! Or maybe you know it as the day everyone in love loves to love and everyone not in love loves to hate. This “holiday” brings with it a lot of pressure from society to find someone to spend this day with. It is almost as if society looks down on you if you are single.

As Justin Bieber once sang, “you should go and love yourself”. And guess what? You should!  Ok, this is definitely not how he meant it in his *now Grammy-winning* song, but he still speaks the truth. We should view Valentine’s Day as a day of love rather than a day to love a significant someone. Who said you can’t be your own Valentine?

self-love Valentine's Day

It is so much more important to love yourself than someone else. Self-love is something that truly deserves to be celebrated. Loving yourself is one of the hardest things to do. Self-love takes courage, acceptance, and a realization that you are an amazing, beautiful person. At the end of the day, you will always have you. You are the one you spend 24 hours a day with, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, an entire lifetime. How can you not love yourself?

Instead of moping around wishing you had someone else to buy chocolate and flowers for, do something that makes you realize why you love the person you are. Take a yoga class. Visit an art museum. Walk your dog. Everyone deserves to feel love on this holiday and the easiest way to do that is to find it from within.

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