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It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and what are you doing? Coupled up and planning a date? Single and dreading it? There can be a lot of pressure around this holiday, but I would like to propose that while it may often seem a priority to show love to others, do yourself a favor and LOVE YOURSELF on Valentine’s Day!! Self love is entirely too underrated yet the MOST necessary of all ways to love. While love for others is considered the greatest sacrifice, to “Love Yourself Is the Greatest Love of All” (pardon the rip from a famous recording).

It has been said many times that “your relationship with self is the most important and longest relationship you will ever have,” and there is absolutely nothing wrong with love as a DIY, i.e., a project done by you for you. Think about it. You can build a cabinet, paint a wall, fix a faucet, or start a garden among other things all by yourself, right? Well, you can certainly take a few minutes to focus some attention on a DIY that lasts a lifetime–LOVING YOU! As one famous songwriter put it, “If you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you’re with.” The one you are ALWAYS with is YOU!!

It is okay to allow yourself to be ENOUGH. Maintain a mindset of gratefulness and be willing to forgive yourself for mistakes made in the past, those of the present, and any that may be made in the future. Also, be mindful to take care of yourself. Strive to do something on Valentine’s Day to enhance YOUR health and well-being. “Treat Yo Self” has become a cliche phrase, but are you making the time to really acknowledge how much you love yourself? If not, don’t delay! Do it. DO IT NOW!! You have the power and everything else you need to feel the love that is within you.

As long as you respect yourself, take good care of yourself, and LOVE YOURSELF, you are never alone! Sometimes what seems like an easy DIY may lead to the realization that you do in fact need support in order to accomplish the task at hand. If the helping hand you need is not readily available among those you love, consider Concierge Psychology, as well as other mental and general health professionals who are ready and willing to provide support. Loving yourself should be your first priority.

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

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